Black Forest Pake (Chocolate Cherry Pie-Cake)

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Pake: (noun)
1. A delicious pie baked inside of a delicious cake resulting in a delicious, decadent over the top dessert.

This is the Turducken of desserts. I was inspired by a friend who made a Cherpumplle, a cherry pie, pumpkin pie, and apple pie each baked in a cake, stacked together and frosted as one extreme dessert. A genius idea, but I wanted to start with something a little simpler. Here is my Black Forest Pake, or Cherry Chocolate pie cake. 

You will need:

One Chocolate Cake Mix
water, oil and eggs
One Frozen cherry pie
Vanilla Frosting

Sure you can make your pie and or cake recipe from scratch, but this was easier. You could also use chocolate frosting, but I like vanilla. 
Feel free to use this technique for making any sort of pie in cake combo. 

Step 1: Cook the Pie

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First you need to cook the pie. Mine said to put frozen pie on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour.  You could buy an already baked pie,  or make one from scratch, but this pie was on sale. 

Just make sure your pie isn't too big. You need to fit it into your cake pan later. 
crafdcat3 years ago
For my Ladies Auxiliary Fall Bazaar, I made baby pakes. I took several mini springform pans (4.5") and bought the mini pies in the little boxes from Wal Mart bakery which are from .88 cents to .98 cents each. I made lemon cake with blueberry pie and added a lemon glaze to the top, chocolate w/pecan pie, and chocolate w/ cherry pie...They sold really well for $4 each. One cake mix made 8 baby pakes. I wanted to wrap them with the wrap tied at the top with mini rattles but ran out of time to get the rattles. The Wal mart pies are no sugar added or sugar free so the pakes werent too rich.
What a great way to make some extra money for a bazaar. I just found out about this, and am eager to try.
aliceje2 years ago
I have always liked pie better than cake because cake is often so boring. But, NOW I am really excited to try this idea, and I will bring it to Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter's home. There will be regular pies there, but I think my contribution will be a big hit. Thanks for the idea!
crafdcat4 years ago
We've made pakes several times and each time it's better. I've made a pecan pie inside chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting (turtle), cherry pie inside chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting and apple pie inside spice cake with buttercreme frosting. I use a large springform pan. It makes it so much easier and I put the pie upside down so when I flip the baked cake, it has a nice flat bottom for frosting or glaze. Have to be careful it's cooked all the way through. Takes about an hour....Use a thin filet knife to cut them because they are so rich...a little goes a long way.
Apple pie inside spice cake? Okay... I love you!
Paris1213 years ago
What a great Instructable! Made this for my parents with all sugar-free ingredients. It was a big hit!
bajablue4 years ago
I've never heard of a "Pake" before .

A Turducken, sure... but a PAKE...Who knew???

You've inspired my one of my next IBLES to a whole nother dimension.

I will keep you posted... and thank you so much!
Foaly74 years ago
I think I may try an Apple pie version. Any cake-flavor suggestions? Other than spice cake. I want this to be an original for the holidays.
Una Foaly74 years ago
Duncan Hines make a caramel cake mix, and a coordination caramel icing. I do believe that will be an excellent compliment to an apple pie.
Una4 years ago
Turtle cheesecake pie baked inside a red velvet cake. Yeah with pecan cream cheese icing. Yeah that's the ticket!
aristocob4 years ago
You know I have to make this now, don't you doppelganger?
I suggest a cake/pie/cake.
domestic_engineer (author)  Foaly74 years ago
I'll think about it.

I wish there were some way to combine choclate cream pie and cake.

om nom nom
Well, ya know what they say. "Where there's a will, there's a bunch of greedy people waiting to hear what's in it." No, that's not it.
Close enough.
I was just contemplating the same possiblility... *strikes Dr. Evil pose*
You have my attention....
Foaly7 Foaly74 years ago
Or a pie/cake/pie
Dear god! This may very well be the most salacious dessert I've ever seen!
I second that opinion!
awesome, I am going to try this out at the restaurant, credit will be given of course. I'll let you know how it turns out!
Batness4 years ago
I want this inside me...(I may have to make this soon!)

Great idea. Can't wait to see more like this! How did the cherpumple have layers? They were like....stacked on each other?
domestic_engineer (author)  Batness4 years ago
yeah, stacked on top of each other, so a massive 3 layers cake, each layer being quite big.
jtp1394 years ago
ooh how delightful! the possibilities are endless. great idea and instructable!
scoochmaroo4 years ago
This morning I was brainstorming a pie cake.
I'd never heard of one before!
There must be something in the air. . .
domestic_engineer (author)  scoochmaroo4 years ago
It's winter madness!
I'm under like 10' of snow, leading to crazy comfort food kitchen madness!
bnutmeg4 years ago
Yay! I'm glad it came out so well! If only I were the documenting sort, there'd be pictures of the Cherpumple. Yours looks so much classier - especially with the star toppers and the dusting of powdered sugar, it's something I'd be more proud to serve at a more formal event.

~the Cherpumple-making friend
domestic_engineer (author)  bnutmeg4 years ago
Come visit sometime, and I'll make you one! :)
mikeasaurus4 years ago
"This [recipe] is the Turducken of desserts"...nicely said.
What a tasty surprise, om nom nom!