The Bizarre Cheez-It Flavored Cake You Can Actually Buy

Leave it to Cheez-It to celebrate 100 years of real cheese crackers with an outrageous birthday cake made of, you guessed it, Cheez-It crackers. If you weren't aware, Cheez-It will be turning 100 years old this year, after a complex history that started way back in World War I. And, to celebrate a century of cheesy goodness, the company has commissioned a special "Cheez-It Cheez-Itennial Cake" from none other than celebrity chef (and Cheez-It superfan) Stephanie Izard, according to a press release received by Mashed.

It might sound strange, but the cake contains an entire box of Cheez-it crackers, including ground Cheez-It flour in the batter, Cheez-It shortbread crumble between each layer, and chocolate-covered Cheez-It crackers decorating the top. Luckily, the saltiness is balanced with "swirls of caramel throughout [and] hints of strawberry in the icing" (via Goldbelly). It sounds ... strange to say the least, but bear in mind Chef Izard won both "Top Chef" and "Iron Chef Gauntlet," so if anyone could make this culinary challenge a success, it would probably be her (via Eater). In fact, she's already selling a Cheez-It cake at her bakery year-round.

How to order your own Cheez-It cake

Chef Izard's bakery, Sugargoat, sells some seriously out-of-the-box desserts, including a pancake cake and chocolate french fry pie, according to their Goldbelly listing. However, while those treats are still available to purchase, her regular Cheez-It Crunch cake is currently sold out, which says something (via Goldbelly). According to the dessert's description, this version of the Cheez-It cake is similar, but not identical to the centennial version, and one reviewer describes it as "hands down one of the best cakes I have ever tasted. Everything was delicious and so balanced!"

Eager to order your very own Cheez-It Cheez-Itennial Cake? You're in luck. The cake is going to be available for purchase via the online food retailer Goldbelly starting May 17, 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT through May 20, 2021. A limited amount of the stock will be made available each day, so if you don't manage to snag one on May 17, don't panic, you can try again the next day and again the day after. However, the cakes will probably sell out fast so, if you really want one, it might be worth setting yourself a calendar reminder.