The Pizza Cake

Maybe you’ve seen the buzz going around about “The Pizza Cake“?

Well friends, that pizza cake that is making it’s rounds came from my little kitchen. Yes sir, it’s my latest recipe for Pillsbury, and it’s sweeping the nation!

THEE Pizza Cake! Layers upon layers of delicious pizza made in less than an hour!


I can’t take all the credit of course, my friends at Pillsbury and I did find inspiration from the what we believe to be the original pizza cake, and I just had to make it our own.

What makes this Pizza Cake extra special is the fact that it’s ready to devour in just about an hour thanks to the awesome Pillsbury Pizza Dough!

My kids and I had a blast making this pizza, and we all held our breath as we took the pizza cake out of the pan. Then there was a moment of silence as we cut the first slice… followed by all sorts of ooooo’s and awwww’s.

THEE Pizza Cake! Layers upon layers of delicious pizza made in less than an hour!

In just a few short days this Pizza Cake has been featured on BuzzFeed, TMZ (what?!), and NPR (my husband thinks I’m cool now). I even saw Larry The Cable Guy share a picture of it on his Facebook Page!

Luckily for you I’ve broken down the step-by-step process with PICTURES on how to quickly and easily assemble this pizza cake.

YES, the inside is fully cooked.

YES, the cheese is really melted in the middle (Use real mozzarella and shred it yourself, this will make the difference between melted cheese and non-melted cheese in the center)

YES, this is the most outrageous way to eat a pizza… but it’s just SO. AWESOME.

THEE Pizza Cake! Layers upon layers of delicious pizza made in less than an hour!

You’ll definitely want to eat this with a fork, with several napkins nearby. 😉

I created this popular recipe for Pillsbury, and you can find the step-by-step photos RIGHT HERE.

Or skip ahead to the FULL RECIPE HERE.

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Pizza Cake

The Pizza Cake is layers and layers of delicious pizza and you've got to try it!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Shawn


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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fold overhanging dough over top layer of pizza cake to make a raised crust edge.
  • 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.


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1472mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: dough, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, pizza
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
68 Responses
  1. Cinthia

    Hi!! I want to share my experience. Years ago we made a pizza cake with my family. In that time we were 5 people and we eat a lot haha. But with this dish…we were so full that we didn’t eat pizza in years! So, my advise is make this the tiny as possible because this is so delicious that you don’t realize how much you are eating before it’s too late.

  2. Danielle

    I’m planning to make this for my step-daughter’s birthday party this weekend. Anyone know where I can get an extra-tall cake pan? Mine are all 2″ or 3″. Thanks!

  3. Gael

    I’m looking forward to trying it, but I’ve got to tell you that I’m not a fan of the name. If it tastes half as good as it looks, I’ll love it, but forgive me if I just can’t say pizza cake. I’m a devout Gino’s deep dish lover (Chicago), and this has potential to get me closer to that experience in my kitchen. It’s a pie not a cake. Always. And then there’s George Carlin searching through the frig in my head, “Is it meat, or is it cake? … It’s MEAT-CAKE!” Yes, this is high up on my must try list, and looks delish, but I can’t serve meat cake. Just no. lol.

  4. Grizelle Novak

    Hi there, I need IMMEDIATE response please please I hope you can help me. Im making this for my husband for his birthday on friday oct 24th and I just wanna know if I can do it in a pyrex or glass dish? please email me at [email protected]. thanks so much!!!

    1. Hi Grizelle, You could definitely cook this in a glass dish. You may have to increase the bake time, but I would just watch the crust and make sure you cook it long enough so that the outside crust will bake through. Hope that helps!

  5. CTY

    I can see the family now– the men will be advocating that since it is a mere 6″ in diameter it must be a personal pan pizza and therefore only serves one. The women will, quite naturally, be drizzling the layers with olive oil, adding sliced Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & fresh basil and then sharing it. My youngest son (25) will simply buy 5 take out pizzas, stack them on top of each other, slice them and serve with aioli dipping sauce. The dog will sulk because everyone will forget about her.

  6. Argh, my Internet conked out when I clicked post comment so I’ve no idea if this got through! I was trying to say you made my friends day when I showed him this pizza cake after I saw it on buzzfeed. I showed him and he immediately forwarded my email to another of his friends saying they had to make it but bigger. Men!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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