Sicilian Pizza Cake

Total Time:
50 min
50 min

10 to 12 servings

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 15 - to 18-ounce boxes white cake mix (plus required ingredients)
  • 5 to 6 strips all-natural berry-flavored fruit leather
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 16 - to 18-ounce jar strawberry preserves (not jelly)
  • We couldn't resist just one more pizza-for dessert! You've probably seen all sorts of dessert pizzas, but we hope this one takes the cake. To make the faux pie, we baked a white cake in a rimmed baking sheet to look like a Sicilian crust. We topped it with strawberry preserves for sauce, melted white chocolate (toasted with a kitchen torch) for mozzarella and fruit leather cut into circles for pepperoni. Turn the page for the how-to.

  • Coat the bottom and sides of an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Prepare the cake mixes as directed; spread in the baking sheet, filling it about three-quarters of the way (you will have leftover batter).

  • Bake the cake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool in the pan, then scrape off the top of the cake with a fork, leaving a border for the crust.

  • Cut the fruit leather into 1 1/2-inch circles using a cookie cutter or kitchen shears and set aside. (If the strips are too narrow, roll them out slightly with a rolling pin before cutting.)

  • Grate about 2 tablespoons of white chocolate into a bowl and set aside. Chop the remaining white chocolate.

  • Microwave the chopped white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring, until smooth.

  • Mix the preserves with 2 tablespoons of the melted white chocolate in another bowl-this will make the sauce more opaque.

  • Spread the strawberry sauce on the cake, inside the border.

  • Top with spoonfuls of the remaining melted white chocolate, spreading each slightly with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with the grated white chocolate.

  • Use a kitchen torch to toast the melted white chocolate and the edges of the cake. Top with the fruit-leather circles.

  • Photograph by Jeff Harris

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