Introduction: Pie Cake (3.14 - 3 Pies in 1 Cake = 4 Desserts)

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This year for Pi(e) day I thought I would mix it up a little. I have seen this done a couple times on the web, but had to try it out for myself.

This may seem like a large project but was surprised how easy this was and how yummy it turned out.

The end result was not nearly as dense and sweet as I thought it would be and definitely impressed the guessed I served it too.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

A pick thanks to Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio for the inspiration.

Step 1: What You'll Need

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Cake mix (and required ingredients) - You can make yours from scratch but I used ready made cake mix to safe time. I ended up using chocolate and french vanilla.

A cake pan that is 1 inch bigger then your pies

some whipped cream

and fruit to decorate


I used three pies prepared the day before. Here are some great pie recipes on Instructables



Raspberry rhubarb

Step 2: Make Your Cake Batter

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Follow the instructions for your cake mix and set aside.

I ended up using two boxes for the whole cake. One layer was french Vanilla, one layer was chocolate, and the third was a half and half of both boxes. It made for a nice layered effect.

Step 3: Pie + Cake

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lightly cover the bottom of your pan with cake batter, just enough to prevent the pie from burning. Then place yout pie of choice in the middle of the pan and cover the sides and top with more cake batter.

I used 8 inch pies so my cake pan was 9 inches to accommodate the extra cake batter.

Now place in the oven at 350 F for 60-70 minutes (this may vary depending on your oven and or cake mix.)

Step 4: Chill....

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Allow your three cake layers to fully cool. You could even cover them at this stage and leave in the fridge and prepare them latter.

Step 5: Stack 'Em High

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Once your cakes have cooled you are ready to assemble the final product.

I placed a small layer of whipped cream on each layer and filled and voids on the side. You could use frosting, butter cream or even fondant, but I found the whipped cream was just right. Not to sweet and not to dense.

Continue and cover the entire cake in whipped cream.

Step 6: Docorate and Serve

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Decorate with fresh fruit or what ever tickles your fancy and serve.

Over all this was a fun experiment and I will be trying this again soon with different combinations. Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie would be great together.

Let me know what you think and please give it a try.

Happy Pi(e) Day to all

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salliestilwedie (author)2015-04-21



wannabemadsci (author)2015-04-26

Simply Amazing - Kind of like the Turducken of desserts! :-)

scooter76 (author)wannabemadsci2015-04-27

Cheers, would be the perfect dessert after Turducken :)

St Andy (author)2015-04-17

Pie and cake, sounds like something Homer Simpson would make. Great job.

scooter76 (author)St Andy2015-04-19

I would agree. Thanks for the support.

beetleman (author)2015-04-16

This would be the perfect dessert after eating turducken....

scooter76 (author)beetleman2015-04-19

Great idea, that would be a meal to remember, or one you have before hibernation.

St Andy (author)beetleman2015-04-17


nm332 (author)2015-04-17

what a cool idea. I will have to give it a try.

scooter76 (author)nm3322015-04-19

Cheers, let us know how it turns out :)

zoomum (author)2015-04-16

Even just one layer of this cake would be awesome. Great idea.

scooter76 (author)zoomum2015-04-19

Thanks, I like to go big, one layer just wouldn't cut it.... Thanks for the positive feedback.

lucieloveu (author)2015-04-16

It looks good

scooter76 (author)lucieloveu2015-04-19

Cheers, tastes good too

Jobar007 (author)2015-04-16

Instead of "The cake is a lie." It could be "The cake is a pie." ;)

Well written. I like this a lot as someone who both enjoys cake and pie. Now I can have my cake and eat it too.

scooter76 (author)Jobar0072015-04-19

Great idea. Glad you enjoyed it ( now all you need to do is make it....)

Cheesus_Christ (author)2015-04-15


scooter76 (author)Cheesus_Christ2015-04-19


TomV4 (author)2015-04-15

Whoa! It's a good thing pi isn't a much larger number!

What if you made (or bought) four pies of equal diameter, d, then cut a 114.6 degree sector (piece) from three, a 16.2 degree piece from the fourth and fit these pieces into an empty pie pan. The arc lengths of the pieces would be d + d + d + .14d = 3.14d or pi x d. Wouldn't that qualify as a decent Pi Day pie?

scooter76 (author)TomV42015-04-15

Hmmm, good for thought, but would it taste as good?

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