You know that whole saying about having your cake and eating it too? Well, this bakery lets you have your cake and some pie too, because why the hell shouldn’t you enjoy both? Based in Texas, the Three Brothers Bakery has birthed the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving Turducken, the Pumpecapple Piecake. Yes, it all sounds like nonsense, but let’s break this frakencake down layer by layer.
The piecake’s premise is simple, yet genius. Each cake layer is its own flavor baked with a complemental pie which gives each cake a sweet balance that’s good on its own, but even better together. Three Brothers bakes up all their pies first so they can drop them into each cake prior to baking, but in order to keep the pies as structurally sound as possible without affecting the cake, the dough is made with eggs, making the crust more cake-like than flaky. The cakes are also purposely made to be more dense in order to support the pies as well as the heavy layers to keep the piecake from collapsing.
A traditional spiced cake is obviously paired with an apple pie, the chocolate cake gets a little more adventurous in its partnership with pecan pie, then comes a pumpkin spiced caked with, you guessed it, a pumpkin pie. The pies are expertly flipped into the cake rounds between batter additions before they’re baked. After the cakes are done, they are frozen, stabilized with a dowel rod, and then finally ready for construction.
The cake layers are flipped upside down during the building process so the pies are right side up inside the piecake. Cream cheese icing coats the entire piecake, while an addition of pecans and drizzling of scratch-made caramel sauce takes this already extraordinary dessert to the next level.
According to the Three Brothers Bakery website, this piecake weighs a hefty 23 pounds and doesn’t come cheap at a $175 price tag. Before you freak out and purchase those plane tickets to Texas, you should know that the bakery does overnight these things.
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