If you had any hope for maintaining your waistline this holiday season, you might want to reconsider. We all know that the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day is a time for celebration, family, and, of course, indulging in delicious food. But now we have something even more sinful to contend with—beyond turkey, stuffing, and pie à la mode. Now we have piecaken.
You may be familiar with the turducken: the gluttonous dish that stuffs a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey. As if it couldn’t get any worse, we now have a pie stuffed into a cake. Admit it, you can’t turn away. Sure, it’s a like a train wreck for your cholesterol levels, but it’s oh-so-good.
The beauty of this idea is that it’s limitless. You can combine whatever pies and cakes that your ravenous mind can think up. You’ll only be restricted by the size of your oven and the amount of time you can devote to your creation. If America is the land of plenty, then the piecaken should be its dessert mascot.
Here are some options and ideas for piecaken to get your creative culinary juices flowing in the event that you want to up your entertaining game this Thursday. You’re welcome.
Pumpkin pecan streusel pie with golden butter cake
Let’s start simply, shall we? You’ll win over all of your pumpkin pie enthusiasts and any chocolate lovers will surely appreciate the dark chocolate fudge icing. If you think this is gluttonous, we haven’t even begun yet.
Raspberry pie in flourless chocolate cake
Bringing together two classic flavors that go wonderfully together, this piecaken is deliciously decadent. And there’s fruit in it—that counts towards the daily recommended serving, right?
Pecan pie inside maple dark chocolate truffle cake
Pour that giant glass of milk, because you’re going to need it for this one. Is it decadent? Yes. Is it delicious? Of course. That’s all that really matters.
Yes, of course you can do this with cupcakes! Try these little gems that put mini cherry pies into chocolate cupcakes. The kids will love them and they’re slightly easier to assemble than their full-size cake cousins. And since they’re small, you can have two. Go ahead, no one is looking.
Pumpkin pie and pecan pie in an apple upside down cake
Now we’re talking. You might need to forego making the rest of the meal because this dessert might take up a bit of your time, but your guests will appreciate it, no doubt. With two classic Thanksgiving pies shoved into a cake, they’ll forget they even came over for a turkey.
Ok this is cheating a little because it calls for using pre-made frozen pies, but if you do have that turkey and stuffing to worry about, this might work for you. If you ever couldn’t decide between eating apple pie, cherry pie, pumpkin pie or spice cake for dessert, the good news is that this year you won’t have to make that decision! You might just want to come to the table with the top button of your pants already undone…