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I think red, white, and blue is my favorite color combination. Especially when it comes to food!

Red Velvet Fruit Pizza - a giant pizza cookie made from cake mix and topped with cream cheese whipped cream and fruit. It's the perfect potluck recipe!

Last week Jordan had to square dance with a BOY at her school’s open house night. It was a huge deal, and I mean, it should be. Boys are totally gross! (According to her, anyway.)

It’s a 4th grade tradition, the square dance. They talk about it all year, wonder who they’ll get paired with, and hope that the rules will be changed and they can dance with girls instead. <–That didn’t happen.

Weeks of practice, weeks of “touching” a boy and the big night arrived…to the worst thunderstorm in 3 years. But that didn’t matter, the principal nor the PE teachers were deterred. We all stood out there, waiting for the impending flood, watching the lightening show AND our kids square dance.

(Because that’s not unsafe AT ALL, right? Meanwhile, I’m standing there hunching down with my umbrella, trying to be lower than that guy over there with his umbrella so the lightening doesn’t strike me, and other parents are just clapping and waving their littles on to play on the metal play structure.)

Jordan survived her square dancing. At least the torrential rain held off until the second it was done, literally.

Red Velvet Fruit Pizza - a giant pizza cookie made from cake mix and topped with cream cheese whipped cream and fruit. It's the perfect potluck recipe!

Square dancing reminds me of summer, BBQ, and the 4th of July. Those things remind me of how pretty red, white, and blue looks together. I think it’s my favorite color combination and I wish that it was socially acceptable to dress like an American flag all year round because if it was I totally would.

I know you’re thinking Dorothy, it’s May. The 4th of July is over a month away! And you’re right. But since we live in a fast-forwarding time machine, Independence Day will likely be here tomorrow and this weekend is Memorial Day!

I think of Memorial Day as a precursor to the 4th. It’s a warm-up for all that red, white, and blue wearing…and eating. Also, I like to celebrate because my dad is a veteran, and so was my step-father in-law. (#GoNavy)

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.

For me? That’s every day.

Red Velvet Fruit Pizza

The cookie pizza is easy; it starts with a cake mix. You don’t use the ingredients called for on the box. Instead use a stick of butter and and egg to make a thick dough (like you’re making a gooey bar). Then you press it into the bottom of a 12-13″ pizza pan. (Mine is 12.5″.)

Now, if you don’t like red velvet, don’t worry. This same method will work with ANY flavor cake mix or brownie mix!

Once it’s baked and cooled you top it with a cream cheese whipped cream topping – be careful not to eat the entire bowl of that with a spoon, BTW – and then use your favorite fruit to make a pretty pattern.

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.

Red Velvet Fruit Pizza - a giant pizza cookie made from cake mix and topped with cream cheese whipped cream and fruit. It's the perfect potluck recipe!

And it’s kind of a nice way to celebrate America and our veterans. Thank you for all you do!

Now let’s eat cookie fruit pizzas!

Overhead shot of red velvet fruit pizza with strawberries and blueberries

Red Velvet Fruit Pizza

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This Red Velvet Fruit Pizza is a giant cookie made with your favorite cake mix and topped with a cream cheese whipped cream and fresh fruit.
Yield 10 -12 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 16-18 ounce box cake mix (I used red velvet, use your favorite flavor)
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping or sweetened fresh whipped cream

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 9x13” 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 8-10 minutes 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.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Author Dorothy Kern

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Last Updated on May 20, 2020

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  1. Red velvet is my favourite! Dessert pizzas are so delicious! This looks fab, Dorothy! x

  2. lol Dorothy. I’m loving imagining you hunching under your umbrella. hahaha!! Glad you made it out okay! 

  3. Haha Jordan is too cute!! Enjoy boys still having cooties because before you know it they will be oohing and ahhing over your baby girl! Gosh time flies by way to quick doesn’t it. IT needs to slow down!! Dorothy you are a genius in the kitchen. This pie is gorgeous and is perfect for a crowd. Love it, need to make it asap!! 

    1. It totally does need to slow down! While they were dancing I was envisioning dating and prom!! *crying*

  4. Prettiest fruit pizza ever! I am pretty sure my girls will beg me to let them make it this weekend! Pinned! 

  5. Oh my gosh square dancing drama! In our school district they do it in 6th grade and I remember my daughter being so stressed out over it every day. The boys wouldn’t want to touch the girls and there was always all this drama! Glad that’s over! This pizza looks amazing and I wish I could have made it back then to comfort her! I guess I will have to make it this weekend or for the 4th! Yum! 

    1. I can imagine the stress in 6th grade. By then boys and girls no longer have cooties! 🙂

  6. That fruit pizza looks so delicious!! And I love the red velvet crust, so yummy!!! Pinned 🙂

  7. I love square dancing!  All through grade school, each class would perform at a square dance show for all the parents on a warm spring evening. I thought it was very exciting to actually touch a cute boy’s hand or arm during the dance. Then I went to a brand new high school, and the locker room of the gym wasn’t finished yet, so for the first 2 months we square danced in the gym, girls lining up on one side, boys on the other, to pair up (you would count down the line to see who you would get).  Ah, memories!  Try it with Mel – you’ll love it.