This brie cake is a super cute way to serve charcuterie and cheese for a party like a bridal shower or girls’ night! Brie cheese, figs, and prosciutto are transformed into an adorable “cheesecake” that you can serve with warm baguettes or crackers.
If you need more ideas for fun treats to share at a party, here are more! These mini toast appetizers are both adorable and delicious and are perfect for making ahead of time. If you prefer a sweet treat, these little fruit tarts are super yummy. Or, if you’ve been tasked with making a show-stopping, crowd-pleasing dessert, this classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is moist, creamy, and just plain awesome.
Why You’ll Love This Brie Cake
- So cute: This cake is adorably decorated with fruit, nuts, and prosciutto roses.
- Easy to make: This appetizer only needs a few simple ingredients to put together and only takes 10 minutes.
- Perfect for sharing: Bring this to a party, bridal shower, baby shower, or any occasion that needs a cute, sharable appetizer.
Ingredients for Brie Cake
- Brie cheese – Two sizes of brie cheese wheels create the base of the “cake.”
- Prosciutto – The prosciutto is rolled into a beautiful rose to top the cake.
- Spinach leaves – Spinach becomes the “leaves” of the roses.
- Apricot jam or honey – Think of the apricot jam as the frosting for the cake. It goes between the cheese wheels to glue them together. You can also add extra on top if you prefer.
- Fresh figs – Fresh figs have an amazing texture and taste so good paired with cheese and charcuterie.
- Walnuts – Walnuts have an almost creamy texture and taste delicious with brie, honey, and apricot jam.
- Dried cranberries – Dried cranberries contribute tart sweetness and a lovely chewy texture.
How to Make A Brie Cake
Step 1: Make the prosciutto roses.
Cut each slice of prosciutto into three strips. Roll one strip into a tight spiral. Then roll the second piece around it loosely. Use a pair of scissors to snip the edges of the prosciutto and fold them out to look like a rose. Repeat with the final strip of prosciutto. Do this to all three slices to create 3 roses.
Step 2: Assemble the cake.
Spread a layer of jam onto one side of the smaller brie wheel. Place it jam-side down onto the larger wheel, making sure to center it. Top with three spinach leaves and prosciutto roses.
Finally, decorate the cake with walnuts, figs, and dried cranberries to your preference.
Substitutions for Brie Cake
Brie – The brie can be substituted with any small wheel of soft cheese, like goat cheese, camembert, or Boursin.
Spinach – For more flavor, substitute the spinach for basil leaves.
This recipe is endlessly customizable. Use any combination of charcuterie, jam, fruit, and nuts to make this charcuterie cake exactly as you like it. Here are some ideas:
- Genoa salami, fig jam, fresh figs, dried cherries, rosemary, and pistachios
- Sweet soppressata, apricot jam, fresh raspberries, and walnuts
- Chorizo, cherry jam, Castelvetrano olives, pecans
- Iberico ham, quince jam, cornichon pickles, Marcona almonds
Tips for Making the Perfect Brie Cake
There are no rules here! Just remember to have fun with this recipe and assemble it however you think looks best.
This appetizer is perfect for sharing at any potluck, party, or gathering. Wondering what to serve it with? Try some of these options:
- Slices of warm baguette
- Melba toasts
- Apple or pear slices
- Wasa flatbreads
- Warmed pita bread
At room temperature – Brie cake should only be kept at room temperature while it is being served. Because it is meat and cheese, you should return it to the fridge once you’re done eating from it.
In the refrigerator – Once assembled, the brie cake can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. Keep in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap for best results. If your cheese wheel is cut into, press plastic wrap down along the edge of the cut cheese to make sure it stays fresh.
In the freezer – Brie cake should not be stored in the freezer. It won’t thaw well and will end up with an undesirable flavor.
Brie can be served cold, at room temperature, or warmed in the oven. It is all about personal preference for texture and taste. Brie cheese is firmer when it’s cold, and some of its flavor is dampened. Room-temperature cheese is softer and slightly stronger-tasting.
This is a wonderful dish to bring to a party because it can be made hours in advance. Just assemble the cake as directed and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it! I still recommend making this the day you plan to enjoy it.
This version of brie cake involves both sweet and savory elements. If you prefer to have just savory or just sweet flavors to accompany the cheese, you can customize it to fit your preferences. For a salty kick, include charcuterie meat, olives, pickles, and nuts. If you prefer something sweet, use jam, fresh and dried fruit, honey, or even Nutella.
Other Cheesy Recipes to Try
- 2 rounds of brie different sizes
- 3 slices of prosciutto
- 3 small spinach leaves
- apricot jam or honey
- dried cranberries
- First, make the prosciutto roses. Slice each slice of prosciutto lengthwise into 3. Roll up one piece tightly. Loosely roll the second piece around the first piece. Using a pair of scissors, make little slices around the edges and fold them outward to look like a rose. Loosely wrap the last piece around the rose and again make little slices to look like petals. Repeat with the remaining prosciutto to make 2 more roses.
- Stack the 2 brie rounds on top of each other and arrange 3 small spinach leaves on top. Place the 3 prosciutto roses on top. Spread some apricot jam (or honey) between the two cheese layers. Decorate the edges of the cake with some walnuts and dried cranberries and enjoy!