Rainbow Fruit Cookie Cake

filed under: Sugar Cookies on March 11, 2013
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  • I love fruit pizza.  And I love the latest trend of “cookie cakes“.  So this is my interpretation of a cookie cake.  Its a  Fruit Pizza inspired Sugar Cookie Cake.

    Rainbow Fruit Cookie Cake by iambaker.net

    To assemble the cake: (recipe below)

    Bake sugar cookie dough into large round discs.  I used a 5 inch round wide cookie cutter.  Allow cookies to cool.

    Prepare cream cheese frosting.  Spread some frosting over six cookies.  Set aside.

    Sugar Cookies covered in Cream Cheese Frosting

    It’s important to do this step before you place the cookies on the cake stand, because if you try to frost them while they rest on top of layers of fruit it could slide and schmoosh and be generally wretched.  Not that I speak from experience or anything.

    Cut up fruit.  Slice strawberries into small pieces, section oranges and dice each section into 4-5 pieces, peel and slice kiwi, and cut red grapes into halves.  Cut up banana last. (You do not need to do anything to the blueberries)

    Place one cookie that is covered in frosting on cake stand.  Cover with sliced grapes.

    Add another cookie, cover in blueberries.

    Add another cookie and carefully lay kiwi slices over cookie.

    Add another cookie, cover in banana slices.

    Add another cookie, cover with diced orange.

    Add last cookie and top with strawberry pieces.

    Rainbow Fruit Sugar Cookie Cake from iambaker.net

    St. Patricks Day is approaching, and it seems like the trends are green, gold, beer, and rainbows.  Since I dont think I should be giving my kids beer yet and they are highly opposed to eating green foods, I thought a Rainbow would be the perfect way to incorporate a St. Patricks Day celebration in our home.

    Rainbow Fruit (Perfect St. Patrick's Day Snack!)

    Plus it is awesome having massive amounts of fruit around… I know exactly what to give the kids when they come looking for snacks!

    Since I had a few dough scraps around I also made a few 2 inch sugar cookies.

    Mini Fruit Pizza's

    This was better for some of my more, um, picky children, who wanted to only have specific fruit.

    I have only ever used my Sugar Cookie recipe when make fruit pizza’s, and I cant help but think its the BEST tasting sugar cookie you will ever have.  Then again, I am totally biased.  In a good way of course.

    Cream Cheese Frosting for Fruit Pizza
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    I love fruit pizza. And I love the latest trend of “cookie cakes“. So this is my interpretation of a cookie cake. Its a Fruit Pizza inspired Sugar Cookie Cake.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Cream Cheese Frosting for Fruit Pizza
    Servings: 8 servings
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Ingredients
    • 8 oz cream cheese room temp.
    • 3 tbsp. butter room temp.
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
    • 2 1/2 c powder sugar
    Instructions
    1. Add cream cheese and butter to stand mixer and mix until full combined.
    2. Turn mixer off and add powder sugar and vanilla.
    3. Turn mixer on slow and combine all ingredients for about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and mix for 3-5 minutes, or until you reach desired consistency.

    4. Pair with the [Perfect Sugar Cookie|https://iambaker.net/christmas-cookies-cookie-recipe/] and your choice of fresh fruit for Fruit Pizza's

    Tips and Tricks:

    I would prepare and serve this cake the same day.  The cookies eventually get very, very soft from the moisture in the fruit and frosting.  If you want to prepare it and serve later, I would recommend making your cookies extra crisp or allowing them to harden for a day or so.

    I debated as to whether or not the orange slices would be too acidic with the sweet frosting and cookie, but they were not.  So good!  I think if you wanted to substitute lemons for the yellow layer you certainly could, but then maybe switch the orange layer to cantaloupe or another orange-ish fruit.

    I did not give specific amounts of fruit to cut up because it can vary so greatly with how you cut it as well as the size of the fruit prior to cutting, not to mention taking the size of your cookie into account.  Generally speaking, I used about 1 cup of the diced fruit and blueberries, 2 kiwi’s, and one banana.

    Delicious Cookie Cake, perfect for all celebrations!

    If I can get my act together I have one more St. Patricks Day inspired dessert to share.  Would love to know how you celebrate the occasion!

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  • Sonia says:

    I am so going to make this 8)* So beautiful and looks so fresh!

  • Jen @ Savory Simple says:

    I was so excited when I saw this on G+. It’s one of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever seen!

  • TidyMom says:

    I LOVE fruit pizza! this is stunning Amanda!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    So sweet and colorful! Swoon!

  • Brittney says:

    Yummy!! I can’t wait to make this! 🙂

  • Brenda says:

    Genius … simple, sweet and colorful!

  • Karen says:

    Adorable!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    There is something to be said about an amazing looking sugar cookie. This is incredible!!

  • Rachel @ BubblyNatureCreations.com says:

    I can’t stop looking at this cake. I have been sharing it everywhere! lol amazing!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Rachel!

  • Nancy @ gottagetbaked says:

    This is gorgeous! Your sugar cookies look amazing, you can’t go wrong with cream cheese frosting, and all the beautiful vibrant fruits will make me feel like I’m being healthy by eating this 😉 And I’m in love with your stunning photos.

  • Lisa Stone says:

    You are a GENIUS, that is what you are! I agree with Nancy…your photography is stunning. Thank you!

    • Amanda says:

      Coming from you that is high praise!!! Thank you! 🙂

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says:

    Oh, gosh, do I love this! Cream cheese and fruit pair so wonderfully, and I really love the ‘natural’ rainbow you’ve created here, Amanda. I would so love to serve this at a children’s birthday party or baby shower… just lovely!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Breathtaking! And it looks fun to assemble?! I love this, Amanda!

  • Lora @cakeduchess says:

    You’ve inspired me to want to have a sweet instead of a savory pizza with this gorgeous cake. Love all the fresh fruit layers, Amanda. So, so pretty!xx

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    This is positively fun!! So fresh and festive for spring.

  • GORGEOUS! Oh my gosh, come to my face you beautiful cookie you!!!

  • Lauren @ Rustic Honey says:

    This looks so delicious and beautiful!!! I have a baby shower to host soon and this should definitely be on the menu! Thank you for sharing!

  • Carla @ Carla's Confections says:

    SUCH a gorgeous cake Amanda!!! Love it! And perfect (healthier) way to get St Patty’s day in there!!

  • aida mollenkamp says:

    Gorgeous, per usual and such a cute idea!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I love it! It’s so pretty and fresh and perfect for spring.

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