Cherpumple

If any of my dessert creating family is reading this (yes Brad, I’m looking at you), it would make you even more of a legend in my eyes if you could pull off the construction of a Cherpumple for one of our family’s various christmases.

I know what you’re thinking. what the hell is a cherpumple? Well, think of it as a dessert Turducken. Instead of turkeys, ducks and chickens stuffed inside of each other though, it’s cherry, pumpkin and apple pies inside of a big ass layer cake.

Here’s how you do it.

THE CHERPUMPLE “MONSTER” PIE CAKE

1 8″ frozen pumpkin pie
1 box spice cake mix

1 8″ frozen apple pie –
1 box yellow cake mix

1 8″ frozen cherry pie
1 box white cake mix

eggs and oil according to the cake mix

3 tall tubs of cream cheese frosting

3 8.5″ round cake pans

Bake pies according to instructions and cool to room temperature overnight. Mix cake batter according to instructions. For each layer pour about 1 1/3 cup of batter in the cake pan. Carefully de-tin the baked pie and place it face up on top of the batter in the cake pan.  Push down lightly to release any trapped air. Pour enough batter on top to cover the pie. Bake according to box instructions. Cool and remove from pans the frost it like you mean it.

Each pie is listed next to a cake mix because each pie was baked inside of that cake, in case you were wondering. The link above has a few more whys and hows if you need them. I know I would.

Speaking of the whys and how’s of the Cherpumple, here they are in amusing video form.

And with that, I’m off to eat my decidedly less awesome dinner.

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