Easy Pull-Apart Cake – A Great Alternative to Cupcakes!

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This is an easy way to make a cake that requires NO slicing and is much easier than making and frosting a cake that is made up of a bunch of individual cupcakes stacked together.  Ours was designed to look like a snowball, but that “snowy” look is totally optional!

NOTE:  This actually makes TWO cakes!

Prepare white cake mix according to package directions.
Using two 9″ round pie plates, nestle 12 cupcake papers into each.
Fill the wrappers half-way with batter:

Bake according to box directions for a layer cake.  Once they start to barely brown, stick a toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean – if so, they’re done! (I cooked these just a bit too long.)

Let the cake cool thoroughly, and then transfer to a serving plate.  It’s ok if the pieces come apart while you’re doing this – it’s easy to fit them back together like a puzzle.  Frost with your favorite frosting.


  1. I love this!! thanks for the recipe!

  2. this is a cute idea – something that would definitely appeal to little ones! It is fun to do something different, a pull apart cake is a nifty idea! It would be fun for a picnic table, and have a supply of napkins!

  3. Robin Wilson says

    What a wonderful idea! I really love that this “pull apart” cake is easier to handle thus easier to serve! Not to mention that I can fit 4 pie plates in the oven. That would keep me from having to make four batches of cupcakes one at a time. I love anything that can save me some time!

  4. judy gardner says

    what a great idea – and its so pretty!

  5. ellen beck says

    Thaats pretty nifty and I like how it wwould be fun for kids to ‘tear’ a cake apart !

  6. Karen Glatt says

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! I like that it is easy pull apart cake. I have never heard of this, and I want to make it because it looks delicious!

  7. I had never hear of Pull Apart Cake before now. I’m going to give my Mom the recipe. It looks delicious.

  8. nicole dz says

    Since this makes two cakes it would be great for a dinner party or birthday. I would actually keep one and give on away. I love easy recipes like this. And the pull apart is great for easy cleanup to.

  9. This is so cool. What a great idea.

  10. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing.

  11. Julie Wood says

    This is a very good idea for making a cake that pulls apart. I like the idea and would love to make this for my Dad’s birthday!

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