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If you’re looking for an easy dessert, try a cookie pizza made from cake mix! Red Velvet Fruit Pizza has a cream cheese frosting and fresh berries – it’s the perfect dessert for a party!

cookie pizza in pizza pan.


We love dessert pizza – there’s nothing better than a giant cookie with frosting and toppings. Everyone loves them and they’re perfect for parties – especially when you make a cookie pizza recipe with cake mix! There are so many variations for this, I know you’ll love it.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • I used red velvet cake mix but you can use any flavor
  • Just a few ingredients – you probably have them all on hand!
  • Cream cheese frosting on top – with fresh fruit!
  • This Red Velvet Fruit Pizza is the perfect way to celebrate any holiday. If you decorate it with strawberries and blueberries it’s perfect for any day you want a red, white, and blue firework on your counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cake Mix – I used red velvet cake mix but you can make this recipe with any flavor!
  • Butter – I always bake with unsalted butter but you can also use salted.
  • Cream Cheese – make sure it’s softened so you can make frosting without lumps.
  • Fruit – Use your favorite fruit to decorate the top.

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

slice of cookie pizza
  1. Use a stick of butter and and egg to make a thick dough (like you’re making a gooey bar).
  2. Then press it into the bottom of a 12-13″ pizza pan. (Mine is 12.5″.)
  3. Once it’s baked and cooled you top it with a cream cheese whipped cream topping.
  4. Add your favorite fruit on top!
cookie pizza in pizza pan.

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • Now, if you don’t like red velvet, don’t worry. This same method will work with ANY flavor cake mix or brownie mix!
  • You’re not limited to strawberries and blueberries. Try raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, mango, grapes, bananas…any combo you like. This is also a great way to use up that almost-ready-to-go-bad fruit in your fridge.
  • Turn this into a chocolate chip cookie pizza by using yellow cake mix and add chocolate chips!

FAQs

Can you make cookie pizza in a 9×13-inch pan?

Yes you can bake this in a rectangular pan but it will take longer to bake.

Can you freeze cookie pizza?

You can freeze the pizza without the fruit on top.

cookie pizza in pizza pan.

Red Velvet Fruit Pizza Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This Red Velvet Cookie Pizza is a giant cookie made with your favorite cake mix and topped with a cream cheese whipped cream and fresh fruit.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 (approx 15 ounce) box cake mix (I used red velvet, use your favorite flavor)
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ounces (57g) cream cheese , softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (28g) powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a pizza pan (12-13” diameter) with cooking spray. If you don’t have a pizza pan you can use a 9” round pan or a 9×13” pan but baking times will be affected.
  • Use a hand or a stand mixer to mix the cake mix, butter, and egg. It takes a few minutes, depending on your mixer, for the ingredients to come together in a thick dough. Press the dough into the bottom of your prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cookie loses it’s glossy sheen. Cool completely before continuing.
  • To make the topping, mix the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped topping by hand. Spread on cooled pizza cookie. Top with fruit in desired pattern.
  • Once fully assembled, this should be eaten the same day it’s made. You can make the cookie up to 2 days before serving and wrap it well with plastic wrap.

Recipe Notes

  • Now, if you don’t like red velvet, don’t worry. This same method will work with ANY flavor cake mix or brownie mix!
  • You’re not limited to strawberries and blueberries. Try raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, mango, grapes, bananas…any combo you like. This is also a great way to use up that almost-ready-to-go-bad fruit in your fridge.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.001g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Cake Mix Recipes

Last Updated on May 28, 2023



Dorothy Kern

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68 Comments

  1. Awww I’m sure the square dancing was super cute even though you had to deal with an imminent lightning strike lol. I am DEFINITELY down with some red white and blue treats. This is definitely the most patriotic dessert pizza I’ve ever seen!

  2. Wait?  A square dance?  With a BOY?  Gosh this is seriously too much. Why do the kids grow up so fast which means we are aging too fast.  But at least I can stare at this fantastic red velvet fruit pizza all day and feel young again.

  3. Oh I remember how icky it was to touch boys, ew 😉 I’m not going to lie, I would have been so scared to be there in a thunderstorm. I always make sure we’re home and everything is unplugged when one hits us.

    And what a lovely fruit pizza! Perfect to celebrate 🙂 

  4. This is a cute idea! I love festive food, and I love that this recipe is so versatile! I’m thinking of using it for christmas too. 🙂

  5. Oh my goodness, this is so pretty!!! I LOVE the red velvet base, I’ve never seen a fruit pizza with a red velvet base before, I bet it’s amazing!

  6. This is such a healthy twist on cake and I love the colors (perfect for Memorial Day weekend!). Loooove that this uses boxed cake mix, such a time saver 🙂

  7. Hahaha, oh the cooties! I can’t imagine what it’ll be like when my girls are that age! I LOVE fruit pizza and I love that you loaded it up with berries! The perfect festive dessert 🙂 

  8. There is something so fun about the red, white, and blue treats!  I could get on board with them all year long! I can’t believe they still do square dancing…I remember doing that but I think it was in 7th grade.  Those boys were still gross then too!  LOL! 

  9. Love this fruit pizza! So festive for the holiday weekend! Remember square dancing in elementary school, we were soooo grossed out by boys!! Can’t believe you had to stand out in a thunderstorm!