What to call a pie in a cake?? A “pake”? A “cie”? Or what about “Cherappkin”? Appcherrkin? Pumpcherple? CHERPUMPLE!
I think I’m going to stick with “Pie in a cake”. It much easier to figure out what in the world I’m talking about!
This cake is admittedly time consuming since you have to bake three pies ahead of time, as well as prepare two types of cake batter. It’s definitely an investment in your life, but it is bound to impress anyone that looks at it. And most likely they’ll have to look at it twice to figure out what in the world they are looking at!
To make the investment of time shorter, using premade pies from a grocery store bakery work excellently, as does using box mixes for the cake batter. In the recipe below I have provided the link to all of our homemade versions of the pies, and cakes, if you are so inclinded for this big project.
Since the cake was such a big project, I went with an easy, light covering. Instead of using a heavy buttercream, I thought whipping cream would be best paired with the cakes/pies. After all, there is a lot going on in this cake, so the last thing it needed was another element to confuse the taste buds.
You can choose to go with any flavour of cake batter, as well as any type of pie when you’re making your own version of this. The hardest part of that will be trying to name it!
When you’re baking your pies, make sure that they are at least an inch (2 centimeters) smaller than your cake pan. This will ensure that there is just enough room for the cake batter to completely envelop the pie. You want to make sure that you spread the cake batter on the bottom, sides and top so that the batter prevents any of the pie from escaping while baking- especially in the fruit pies! Roughly, I wanted an inch (2cm) of cake batter underneath and on top of the pie to help prevent that from happening.
This “PAKE”, “CIE”, whatever you want to call it is super fun to make. I hope you have a blast !
This is a humdinger of a smashup recipe! Pumpkin pie INSIDE a cinnamon cupcake. O. M. G. Soooo good! Yes, it is a time intensive recipe. You’re basically having to make two different recipes, and then combine them to make one. It’s twice the work for half the product, but these are made for their “shock” value. How awesome would it be to surprise your friends and family with what looks like a normal, everyday cupcake, and then, BAM, they bite into it, and PUMPKIN PIE!
What I like about this recipe is that you can make the pies ahead of time, and freeze them until you need them for the cupcakes. Just make sure to keep them in a sealed container in the freezer and bring them out to thaw prior to using them.
Making this pumpkin coffee cake at the end of our walk in the Cranbrook Community Forest was an awesome treat! My favourite thing about our Backpack Baking videos are the warm treats at the end of a usually hard activity. I know I’m supposed to say that my favourite part is “connecting with nature“, or “getting exercise”, but let’s be real, it’s the reward at the end.
This walk in our local recreation site is not very difficult and it’s one that we do every couple of weeks. It’s perfect for those days where you want to get out and get some fresh air, but don’t have a lot of time to devote to hiking. The view of the valley at the end is beautiful, as you can see in the video. Even though it’s not a hard hike, it was definitely a nice change to have a treat at the end and take some time to enjoy the view, as usually we’re rushing up, and then back down!
Even Ruby liked it..the walk/hike and the cake.
If you love cheesecake, and you love Pumpkin Pie, this recipe is definitely for you! In each bite you get a double dose of delicious dessert. Serving this “smash up” pie idea at your next get together is sure to impress your guests!
Pumpkin Pie is my all time favourite pie. If I have ever said I liked a pie better than pumpkin pie, I was lying. My apple pie that I made is great for a fruit pie lover, but this is amazing. What I love about this pie is that 1. it only has a bottom crust (I’m not a crust fan and I’ve even less of one having worked with pastry over the last couple weeks), and 2. the filling melts in your mouth. I LOVE that. Whip yourself up some fresh whipping cream and you’re set for a delicious fall holiday treat.
I’ve got one more Fall video to show you! Please bear with me, it’s one of my favourite times of the year . . .Eeek!!
This is an idea that I saw on Pinterest . . . where did our ideas come from prior to Pinterest?? Seriously . . . did we have to use our brains and think like individuals or something? Phewf, glad that is over with.
To make this pumpkin shaped cake, what you’re going to need is a bundt pan, two batches of any flavour of cake batter and coloured buttercream (we have all of these videos up on our channel if you need recipes). Using the bundt pan, you’re going to bake each recipe of cake batter, let them cool, level them off, put them on top of each other, and then ice it like a pumpkin! Easy and cute!
Now, if that confuses you, just watch the video and it will all make sense. Enjoy!
One person on our YouTube channel suggested that you pipe a face on it to make it look like a jack-o-lantern . . . that would be so cute as well!
Pecan Topped Pumpkin Pie
After Thanksgiving the desire to bake my own pumpkin pie was high. As I have said before, I LOVE pumpkin pie. It is my absolute favourite and I could seriously eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and still want more. There is something about the creamy texture, comforting nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, that makes me want to let each bite melt in my mouth. Umm, getting a little food-pornish here, so I won’t go into any more detail. Obviously, I love it.
I had heard about this recipe in one of our “staffroom women chats” (which often include menopause, ailments, general complaints and recipes), and I wasn’t sure if I would like the pecan crunch added to my creamy-pumpkin-that-melts-in-my-mouth pie. So, I went Googling, and found it at Better Homes! And then I found it on 7000 other websites. Apparently I have been living under a rock with regards to this pie.
It was pretty simple to make, follow along with the picture tutorial!
Measure out the brown sugar and pecans.
Combine them together.