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Pepperoni Pizza Cake

pepperoni pizza cake Entree
Pepperoni Pizza Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 6

Take your pizza night to new heights with this triple-decker pie everyone will rave about. ...MORE+ LESS-

Shawn Syphus
June 29, 2018

Ingredients

2
cans Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1 1/2
cups Muir Glen™ organic pizza sauce (from 15-oz can)
3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1
cup sliced pepperoni
1
tablespoon butter, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil.
  • 2
    Measure diameter of tall-sided ovenproof pan. (Pan used was 6-inch in diameter with 4-inch high side.) Unroll 1 can of dough onto work surface; press out into thin layer. Cut out 3 (6-inch) rounds; place on cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.
  • 3
    Unroll remaining can of dough; cut 2 additional (6-inch) rounds from long edge of dough, leaving opposite side untouched. Place rounds on cooled cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, line pan with cooking parchment paper so that ends of paper stick up and out of pan. Cut long strip of dough at least 1/2 inch wider than height of pan. Carefully drape long strip of dough around inside edge of pan to line, leaving 1/2 inch hanging over outside edge of pan and bottom of pan open. Pinch seam to seal.
  • 5
    Carefully place 1 partially baked crust round in bottom of pan. Spread pizza sauce over crust; top with pepperoni slices and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese (when cheese melts, crust above will stick to it). Repeat to make 3 more layers. For top layer, place last crust over cheese; sprinkle with remaining cheese and arrange remaining pepperoni on top.
  • 6
    Fold overhanging dough over top layer of pizza cake to make a raised crust edge.
  • 7
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dough around pizza cake is fully cooked. (To test, carefully pull up parchment paper to raise pizza cake out of pan.) Once completely baked, cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove pizza cake from pan; brush crust with butter. Use sharp knife to cut slices like you would a cake.

Expert Tips

  • If the top crust begins to get too dark, place a strip of foil around the crust edge to prevent it from burning.
  • Use any sort of pizza toppings you like, or alternate each layer of pizza with a different set of toppings.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
1700mg
71%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
12g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • You might consider yourself somewhat of an expert when it comes to pizza pies. You might even have made pizza pies at home, mastering crusts both thick and thin. But we’re not here to talk about pizza pies—we’re here to talk about pizza CAKE. Imagine a trio of pepperoni pizzas. Nice, right? Now imagine them stacked on top of each other, wrapped inside pizza and topped with even more pizza. That’s our celebrated pizza cake recipe, and not to brag, but it’s kind of a big deal. Maybe you recognize it from BuzzFeed, where it rocketed to fame in 2014. Or perhaps you found out about it when Questlove (you might know him from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) tweeted about it. But no matter how you arrived on this recipe page, what matters is that you’re here—and your life is about to change for the better.

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