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
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
Step 2: Make Your Cake Batter
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
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....
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
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
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