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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. I still remember the trauma of having to square dance and touch a boy in elementary school!  It sounds like there might have been enough distractions with all that lightening to keep their little minds off the dancing.  This red velvet fruit pizza sure would do the trick too!  I’ve got a family full of Navy men too! 

  2. This fruit pizza is pretty to look at and I really love the pattern. It’s perfect for the upcoming holidays. 

  3. There are so many things to love about this pizza! One, red velvet. Two, fruit. I have to try this!

  4. Go Jordan. I might’ve faked pneumonia or something like that 😉 And go you Dorothy! Thunderstorms aren’t my cup of tea unless I am inside, with a hot drink, and a BIG blanket. And I’m thinking a fruit pizza would make that picture complete. I’m always ready for the 4th (one of the best weekends of the whole year) so jump the gun all day long, I’m ready! 🙂

  5. This fruit pizza is just cream of the crop-awesome! It’s so patriotic and perfect for this long Memorial Day weekend! 

    And dangit, you reminded me of my elementary school square-dancing days! Those were the worst – boys were so gross! 

  6. Yes, I feel her pain! I, too, had to square dance with a boy in 4th grade, in front of an audience.