Pepperoni Pizza Cake

Pepperoni Pizza Cake
Pepperoni Pizza Cake
Pillsbury

Pepperoni Pizza Cake

Because cake isn't just for dessert. Take your pizza night to new heights with this triple-decker pepperoni pizza cake from Pillsbury that everyone will rave about.

6
Servings
676
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray or olive oil
  • 2 cans refrigerated pizza crust, such as Pillsbury™
  • 1½ Cup pizza sauce, such as Muir Glen™ organic (from 15-ounce can)
  • 3 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 Cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, if desired

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil.

Measure the diameter of tall-sided ovenproof pan. (Pan used was 6 inches in diameter with 4-inch high sides.) Unroll 1 can of the dough onto a work surface; press out into a thin layer. Cut out three 6-inch rounds; place on the cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack; cool.

Unroll the remaining can of dough; cut 2 additional 6-inch rounds from the long edge of dough, leaving the opposite side untouched. Place the rounds on a cooled cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the cookie sheet; cool.

Meanwhile, line a pan with parchment paper so that the ends of paper stick up and out of the pan. Cut a long strip of dough at least ½-inch wider than height of pan. Carefully drape the long strip of dough around inside edge of pan to line, leaving a ½-inch hanging over outside edge of pan and bottom of the pan open. Pinch the seam to seal.

Carefully place 1 partially baked crust round in the bottom of the pan. Spread the pizza sauce over the crust; top with some pepperoni slices and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese (when the cheese melts, the crust above will stick to it). Repeat to make 3 more layers. For the top layer, place the last crust over the cheese; sprinkle with any remaining cheese and arrange the remaining pepperoni on top.

Fold the overhanging dough over the top layer of the pizza cake to make a raised crust edge.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the dough around the pizza cake is fully cooked. (To test, carefully pull up parchment paper to raise the pizza cake out of the pan.) Once completely baked, cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove the pizza cake from the pan; brush the crust with butter. Use a sharp knife to cut slices like you would a cake.

Pepperoni Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pepperoni Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
60%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Protein
30g
60%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
128µg
14%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.4%
Vitamin C
12mg
20%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
452mg
45%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
238µg
59%
Folic acid
122µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
63mg
16%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
33%
Phosphorus
432mg
62%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
608mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
32.4%
Sodium
1901mg
79%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
37.8%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
22%