How to Make a Sicilian Pizza Cake

We couldn't resist just one more pizza — for dessert!

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Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Photo By: Jeff Harris

Sicilian Pizza Cake

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.

 

Get the Recipe: Sicilian Pizza Cake

Step 1

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).

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.)

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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