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You heard me!
I made pizza cake in the crock pot.
If you don't know what pizza cake is, here's a short description.
It is three or more pizzas stacked on top of each other with the dough built up on the sides to give it the cake effect. Typically, they're made in a spring form pan, or a metal bowl that has a good size/oven worthy.
....or you could be crazy like me, wing it, and put it in a crock pot.
I strongly recommend using a crock pot liner for this recipe. The liner enables you to lift the pizza cake out of the crock pot without too much difficulty. Plus, you can cut it up a heck of a lot easier when it's out of the crock pot.
- (2) 13.8 oz cans of refrigerated pizza crust (like the tubes you can get cinnamon rolls in)
Note: This is for a three layer pizza cake, if you want more layers, get more crust!
- Pizza sauce - however much you prefer on your pizza regularly
- Mozzarella cheese - same deal as pizza sauce. Whatever your preference is
- TOPPINGS. What toppings do you like on your pizza? Pepperoni? Ham? Mushrooms? Peppers? Your imagination and potentially the grocery store is your limit!
- Insert crock pot liner into the crock pot per package directions and common sense.
- As this is going in the crock pot, I would cook the pizza crust according to the package directions. The eventual plan for the pizza crust is to cut it in the shape of the crock pot.
- When the pizza crust is done, cut it in the shape of the crock pot, place one layer of crust on the bottom. As there will be three crusts, I'd recommend not cutting it in the middle, cut it on one side. The extra crust bits will be used to stack along the edges.
- Spread sauce on the crust evenly.
- Put toppings/cheese on the crust evenly.
- On the edges of the crust, stack about a half inch of crust all around the edges.
- Repeat steps 3-6 until you're out of crust/want to be done, whichever comes first.
- Turn the crock pot on low and cook for 5 hours.
- Remove from crock pot with that SUPER HANDY LINER! :D
- Put it on a cutting board, slice it, and PREPARE YOUR FACE FOR DELICIOUSNESS.
That's it. I personally put mushrooms/ham on my version for a potluck I went to. It turned out gloriously well. A little weird to cut into at first, but definitely worth the struggle.