Happy Birthday, Pizza Cake!

Created December 8, 2016
Apple Pie Pizza Cake
We’re celebrating our favorite over-the-top way to eat pizza with a five-layer riff on apple pie. Because dreams do come true. MORE+ LESS-

Can you believe it’s been a year since the original Pepperoni Pizza Cake hit the scene? It’s time to celebrate, and what better way than sprucing up the that pizza cake with a deliciously sweet version?!

I’m a huge fan of dessert pizza and this is the king of all dessert pizzas. With five (yes, five!) layers of sweet brown sugar-oat crumble and apple pie filling, all layered up in Pillsbury’s pizza crust.

Apple Pie Pizza Cake

Start by pressing out a tube of Pillsbury pizza dough on a lightly greased baking sheet, then partially bake it for just 8 minutes at 400°F.

Press out pizza dough into a rectangle on a baking sheet

Use the bottom of the pan you’re going to bake the pizza cake in to trace 3 circles in the pizza dough. Set the circles aside.

Cut two large circles out of the dough sheet
3 circles of dough stacked on a baking sheet

Roll out the other tube of Pillsbury pizza dough on a lightly greased surface and cut a strip off the long edge that is ½ inch to 1 inch longer than the depth of your pan. Place this strip on a piece of parchment paper and cover loosely with a damp paper towel until ready to use.

Cut a strip of dough

With the remaining strip of dough, press it out on a lightly greased baking sheet so you can easily fit 2 more circles in it. Partially bake the strip of dough and then cut the circles out after it’s baked. This helps to get a more even circle.

Two circles of dough on a cookie sheet

Combine the ingredients needed for the brown sugar oat crumble in a bowl: 4 tablespoons melted butter, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup flour and ¾ cup oats. Set aside.

Brown sugar, oats, apples

Line your pizza pan with parchment paper, so that some paper overhangs out of the top. This makes it easier to remove your pizza cake from the pan once it’s finished baking.

line a deep, round pan with parchment paper

Take that extra strip of dough and carefully drape it around the sides of your pan, pinching the vertical seam closed. Make sure the extra dough hangs over the edge of your pan.

Spoon apples and oats topping into pan

Carefully insert the first pre-baked circle of dough into the bottom of the pan.

Place circle of dough on top of apples and oats

Start layering with the brown sugar oat crumble. Spread 1/3 of the mixture evenly on the bottom layer, and then top with another circle of pre-baked pizza dough. Fill the next layer with ½ of the apple pie filling. Cover with another circle of pizza dough and repeat with the brown sugar oat crumble and another layer of apple pie filling.

Spoon apples and oats into pan

Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. If the top of the pizza crust is becoming too dark while baking, use a strip of tin foil to cover the crust to prevent it from burning. Once it’s fully cooked carefully remove the pizza from the pan by pulling up on the parchment paper.

Apple Pie Pizza Cake

Let cool for at least 20 to 30 minutes before slicing. If desired, drizzle with a simple vanilla glaze on top or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. How can you not smile when you see a big slice of the ultimate pizza cake in front of you?!