Bundt Cake Pizza/Stromboli (April Fools Cake)

Bundt cake pizza, April fools cake

One of the goals of Dad Stuff is to add a little spice to my relationship with my kiddos. While I may not want to make every meal a super special occasion, there are times I’d like to change up the Mac and cheese standby.

So when April Fools Day comes up, I love the idea of some fun food pranks (especially when we can still eat something delicious in the end). Tonight, I’m telling my kids we’re having cake for dinner. Except it’s not a cake; it’s pizza (so the kids get over not getting a cake pretty quickly. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza?).

What’s even better is this is super easy to make. If you want the easiest version, use some store-bought pizza dough and your favorite jarred tomato sauce. If you want to go the extra mile, by all means, substitute with your own pizza dough and sauce. The toppings are totally up to you.

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  • 2 containers of pizza dough (I bought the stuff in a tube – super easy to work with. If you’re more adventurous, I’m sure you can make your own dough)
1 can of pizza dough
  • 1 jar pizza/tomato/marinara sauce (there’s no shame going with Ragu)
  • 1, 8oz package of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1, 8oz package of sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package pepperoni slices (or your favorite pizza toppings)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a Bundt pan and set aside
Image of a greased bundt pan and a can of non-stick cooking spray
  1. Dust a large work surface with some flour. Roll out the 2 tubes of pizza dough. Connect them in the middle to make one large sheet of pizza dough.
2 sheets of pizza dough connected to make one extra long sheet
2 sheets of pizza dough connected (I accidentally broke the left piece in half, hence the extra seam)
  1. Spread about 1 cup of the tomato sauce longways across the middle of the dough. Don’t go all the way to the edges – we don’t want any accidental leaks.
Tomato sauce being spread on pizza dough
  1. Sprinkle about 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella on the sauce.
Spreading cheese on pizza
  1. Spread out your favorite pizza toppings (I’m sticking with pepperoni).
Pepperoni spread on the pizza dough
  1. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and another cup of tomato sauce.
spread the rest of the cheese and sauce on pizza
  1. Fold over the two long sides and the two edges to enclose all the filling. Pinch the edges to make a nice seal.
Pizza dough rolled up
  1. Now for the tricky part (an extra set of hands is definitely helpful). Gently pick up the rolled-up pizza and put it in the greased Bundt pan.

Dad Stuff Tip: If you’re doing this solo, you can roll up the pizza dough into two separate rolls. When you put them into the Bundt pan, it will make one single pizza “cake.”

Rolled up pizza in a Bundt pan
  1. Put the pizza in the oven for 25-30 minutes (the pizza dough should be a deep golden brown).
Baked rolled up pizza in a bundt pan
  1. Turn the pizza Bundt cake onto a large sheet pan.
Baked pizza turned out of bundt pan
  1. Spread out the sliced mozzarella cheese around the top of the pizza/cake (this makes the faux frosting). Put the pizza/cake back in the oven for 1-2 minutes (to melt the cheese “icing”).
melted cheese on a pizza bundt cake
  1. Place the finished pizza/cake on your best cake dish and serve up “dessert.”

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Gregory Grabowski

Greg Grabowski is the principal creator of DadStuffSite.com, a website for dads by dads. Inspired by his two boys Ben and Sam and his wife Dianna, Greg loves to make things, learn things, and loves doing fun stuff with his family.

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