Well, we thought we'd seen it all. Last week we came across Ice Cream Bread
and the Thanksgiving Turkey Cake
. But that was then. Now we're excited to show you an idea that gives you the freedom to have a little bit of everything on the Thanksgiving day dessert table. 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.
• Read the article: For Those Who Can't Decide on Dessert, Here's the Dish at The Wall Street Journal
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!
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(Image: Diana Schubert via The Wall Street Journal)