Sunday, February 12, 2012

Most Requested

I have made it a tradition to ask my kids what kind of cake they want for their birthdays. When they were little, their requests were for dinosaurs and castles. Now that they have grown up, the most common requested item is fruit pizza. My Mom invented this recipe or put two recipes together or expounded a recipe or something. It is a bit time consuming but well worth it. I actually like this better the second day when the middle layer has had time to somewhat absorb into the crust layer. I made this one for my third boy who had a birthday party yesterday. It has already been devoured!

Fruit Pizza
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. shortening
1 & 1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 & 3/4 C. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs. Mix together and add the dry ingredients. Spread on a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 400* for 12 minutes. Cool

16 oz. of cream cheese softened
3 Tblsp. pineapple juice
1 & 1/4 C. sugar
Mix cream cheese, sugar and fruit juice until smooth. Spread over crust. Put sliced kiwi's, bananas, mandarin oranges, halved grapes, strawberries, pineapple, berries or whatever your heart so desires.

Combine fruit juices from frozen thawed strawberries and canned pineapple or mandarin oranges to make 1 C. of juice. Add 1 Tblsp. cornstarch to this and stir. Cook in saucepan until thickened. Cool and spoon over pizza.

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