This is not a pizza cake, rather a cake made to look like a pizza. If you’re looking for an easy recipe and inspo to create your very own perfect pizza cake, you’ve come to the right spot!
Here is the story behind this creation: Over the weekend it was my boyfriend’s birthday. He LOVES the margarita pizza from Via Tevere. And if you’ve never been to this pizzeria in Vancouver, cancel all your plans and GO now, tomorrow or every night this week. You won’t be disappointed.
I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with the cake of his dreams – a cake made to look like the margarita pizza in its very own Via Tevere to-go pizza box. Low and behold, I made his cake dreams come true…
Here is what you’ll need for this one.
First things first, you want your cake to be a golden yellow to resemble the pizza crust. I took a simple white cake recipe online and baked the cake till the edges and center were a beautiful golden yellow.
1 cup butter softened
1 3/4 s of white sugar
2 tsp of vanilla extract
3 1/3 cups of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour, baking powder and milk. Divide batter into buttered round 9″ pans (fill less than halfway if you want your cake to fit in a pizza box). Bake cake for 30-35 minutes in 350 degree oven. Cool your cake before icing – do not ice your cake when it’s still warm; this is known as a rookie move. Be sure to pop your cake in its pizza box prior to icing so you don’t run the risk of crack or breaks in the crust during transfer.
Red is an extremely difficult colour to master when it comes to icing. I used the Betty Crocker creamy vanilla icing for this cake and actually dyed the icing over a span of three days to obtain the rich red colour for the pizza sauce. You don’t need any fancy food colouring. I used about 1 1/2 small bottles of red food dye, mixed with drops of yellow and green to get a deeper red. Don’t worry if you icing isn’t turning red right away, mine was pink for the first two days and then finally on the third day – success.
4 marshmallows for the mozzarella
5 basil leaves
1 bar of white chocolate for the Parmesan
Use a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallows to make them look like melted mozzarella slices. Shave the bar of white chocolate with a sharp pairing knife to create the Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, you can sprinkle as much or as little as you like. The basil leaves, I left as is, and they actually tasted great with the cake – you can always look into making candied basil if you want to sweeten them up a bit.
Not only is this cake an easy one to make, it’s a crowd pleaser too!