The Cherpumple. An odd name, for sure. But the Wall Street Journal recently profiled the Cherpumple and we haven't stopped thinking about it since. The name is short for cherry/pumpkin/apple, fitting for a three-layer cake with a cherry pie baked inside a white cake, a pumpkin pie baked inside a yellow cake and an apple pie baked inside a spice cake. Then the whole thing is covered with cream cheese frosting. Gluttonous? Sure. Fascinating? Absolutely.
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Apparently the Cherpumple has taken off, and professional bakers and home cooks alike are taking a stab at their own version. While we've never needed a good excuse to try a little bit of every pie at the Thanksgiving table, this is certainly one way to have your cake and pie and eat it too!
(Image: Diana Schubert via The Wall Street Journal)