Okay, it was daunting, but ever since I read about the Cherpumple in the Wall Street Journal I had wanted to make one for Thanksgiving. The only draw-back, we had only 8 people coming and I'd heard a number of disaster stories. I was undaunted in my pursuit of being extra fat after T-day.
|The three cakes baked!|
The Cherpumple is a Cherry Pie baked in a White Cake on top of an Apple Pie baked in a Yellow Cake both on top of a Pumpkin Pie baked in a Spice Cake (i.e., White Cake with Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, and Ground Cloves.) It is the dessert version of the Turducken. It's like 8,000 calories a slice and its sounded heavenly.
The good - the directions were incredibly easy since I bought the pies at A&P and made the cake from boxes. Also, I had heard of undercooking the cakes, so I actually baked them for twice as long as recommended. Cream cheese frosting - and lots of it - was great way to tie it all together.
|Two layers with lots of frosting|
|Its a full 8 inches tall|
|Looks ugly - Tastes great!|
The outcome - I'd make it again next year, but I'm definitely inviting more people.