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FamilyManBBQ 11-20-2012 11:34 PM

cherpumple...a tasty hot mess
Have you all ever seen this: This Phoenix guy is kind of a trip.

Apple, cherry and pumpkin pies, baked inside cakes, stacked on top of each other!!?? When I saw this I knew I had to try it! Then, along came the "baked" throwdown...

Sadly, time, work, weather and family stuff all got in the way of me posting this before the deadline. Those things, and the fact that this cake really did turn into one tasty hot mess!!

Gathered my ingredients

Went with pre-baked frozen pies (one apple, one cherry, one pumpkin)

Preheated the "oven"

Commenced to mixin' the cake batter

Braving those northwest elements. Nothing like standing in water, in the middle of a downpour, holding an electrical cord!? :loco:

Putting the pies in the cake pans was a bit of a challenge (had to buy some bigger 9" pans for these almost 9" pies).

Once everything was mixed, and pies were inside all cake pans they went into the "oven". Here's how they looked about halfway through the cooking time.

Followed cooking directions on the cake about 7 more minutes. Think I burned the cooking spray (next time it's Crisco and flour like grandma taught me). Here are the cakes on cooling racks after gently prying them from the pans.

Started stacking and frosting the cake. Had to get a little help from the frosting fairy...

And the finished product (you may notice a bit of a lean). One thing we learned; really need to let these cool completely. The pies inside the cakes really retained a lot of heat.

Our first, and only, slice...

You can see the collapse, the frosting sloughing off the sides, in the background...

So, we saved this slice, and threw the rest into a foil pan and ate this hot mess family-style...fighting each other for elbow room. Looks nasty, tasted great!!

Mrs FamilyMan sent me a message today about how much the squirrels loved the leftovers she put on the back porch for them. Half expected comatose rodents in the driveway when I came home.

I'm gonna do this again. Don't really think that I pulled this off to my satisfaction. I refused to be beaten by a,, whatever this was!?

fingerlickin' 11-21-2012 12:49 AM

That looks like one tasty hot mess. Brilliant I say! It's a shame it didn't make it into the TD. I wouldn't mind having that for dessert on Thursday!

tpope 11-21-2012 06:20 AM

Interesting idea there.

IamMadMan 11-21-2012 06:45 AM

WOW, talk about a sugar rush...... LOL

Shooter1 11-21-2012 07:02 AM

Wow, I definitely had not seen that before, very interesting. I got to give you props for giving it a go. I'll bet you nail it next time. Really cool idea.

Phubar 11-21-2012 07:43 AM


code3rrt 11-21-2012 08:17 AM

I had never seen that particular video before, kinda entertaining, but I have seen the concept before, saw it on some cooking show. Had to have been Triple D, Man vs Food or one of those off the wall shows. I would think that you would want to bake the "picakes" the day before and really let them cool and set before assembly. Looks like a pretty tasty treat though! Thanks for sharing!

Al Czervik 11-21-2012 08:40 AM

Save it for the next Farkin' Gooey Mess TD! :mrgreen:

Bludawg 11-21-2012 09:15 AM

That looks amazing I would hurt my self with a slice. The video on the link is a Hoot, that boy is a little light in the loafers "oh look a Pink one!" I spewed coffee:redface:

Mklade 11-21-2012 09:57 AM

One of these win First Place Dessert at BBQ on the Bank of the Guadalupe IBCA Cook-Off in September.

neuyawk 11-21-2012 11:44 AM


rondini 11-21-2012 11:49 AM

oh man oh man, wow

MS2SB 11-21-2012 12:38 PM

That's why the squirrels in my backyard are looking so fat and slothy today!

Big Mike's BBQ 11-21-2012 12:53 PM

Sounds Like a great dessert to have after turdunkin!

Big Mike

FamilyManBBQ 11-21-2012 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by code3rrt (Post 2277250)
I would think that you would want to bake the "picakes" the day before and really let them cool and set before assembly. Looks like a pretty tasty treat though! Thanks for sharing!

That is indeed our gameplan for next time...tonight maybe!? Still searching for a turkey day dessert (can't get my hands on whole cranberries for our usual cranberry/blueberry pie)!

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