Pizza Cake

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I have a special edition of Taste of Home from 2007 that has lots of fun recipes that you can make with cake mix.  I’ve made several of them in the past but it’s been a while since I used it.  I gave the book to Shania and told her to choose anything she wanted to make. I knew she would choose this pizza cake!

This is a fairly simple cake, in theory.  Making red frosting can be tricky- but I’ve learned that it gets darker the longer it sits.  I used Wilton’s No Taste red coloring which I highly recommend since red frosting can often taste bad.  We went to TWO  stores that were both out of white chocolate squares so I melted a bowl of white chocolate chips, let it set and then scraped it with a fork to make the cheese.  Another annoyance is that it’s hard to find plain red strawberry fruit roll ups! They either have pictures on them or are blended with other colors.  So, Shania had to go through several fruit roll ups, cutting around the designs, to make the pepperoni. Austin will be the garbage disposal who eats the leftover scraps. 🙂

Overall, this cake was easy to make and fun, which was the most important part!

Pizza Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • red liquid or paste food coloring
  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, grated
  • 2 strawberry fruit roll ups

Directions

Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions. Pour batter into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans and continue cooling on a wire rack.

Place each cake on a 10 inch serving platter.  Combine frosting and food coloring; spread over the top of each cake to within 1/2 inch of the edges.  Sprinkle with grated chocolate for cheese. Use a round cutter to cut circles in fruit roll ups for pepperoni.  Arrange on cakes.

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We only made one pizza cake and used the other half of the batter to make cinnamon roll cake with half the brown sugar and cinnamon.

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From: Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations, April 2007

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