Ok – I thought I had a lovely post about the Cherpumple adventures in the past, but apparently not.
So, here goes:
3 cake mixes – whatever brand you like and feel free to get creative with your combinations! I use: chocolate, white and yellow.
3 pre baked pies – full size pies is good, but you can go smaller if you prefer. If you want to make your own pies – that’s fine too – make sure they are cooled and ready to be deployed! I use: cherry, pumpkin and apple… < Cher-Pump-Le>
3 spring form pans – large enough for the pies and the cake batter, or 1 pan and plan to bake each one over a couple of days – this is fine!
For each layer, take a pre-baked pie, remove it from the pie plate and place it in the centre of the spring form pan. Mix up the cake batter according to the box, and pour the batter over the pie. Spread it out and tap the pan to make sure it flows down and around the pie completely, removing as much air bubbles as possible.
Bake according to the directions, but bake it a bit longer – I usually aim for 55 minutes.
Let it cool, remove the sides of the springform pan, then chill it in the fridge before taking it off the bottom of the pan.
Repeat for each layer. Cool the layers completely before assembling and letting them chill overnight is even better!
My combination is:
- Chocolate cake and cherry pie
- white cake and pumpkin pie
- yellow cake and apple pie
But really – do what you like!
Icing – yep – use what you like – pre-made, make your own, whatever works for you.
frost between the layers and slather it all over!
Decorate in whatever fashion you like!
Chill again to let it feel nice and solid.
Use a big bread knife to cut into this 6 desserts in one and you should be able to serve a village if you cut the pieces small enough!
And I’ll update this one the 2016 Cherpumple has been cut into, but for now – here’s some previous ones I have made!