I read about the Cherpumple this morning on Facepage and I've been thinking about it all day. In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, a Cherpumple is like the Turducken of desserts. It's an apple pie baked into a layer of yellow cake, a pumpkin pie baked into a layer of spice cake and and a cherry pie baked into a layer of white cake all piled on top of each other and glued together with cream cheese frosting. The Turducken has never sounded like a good idea to me, but for some reason, I'm fascinated by the Cherpumple. I think it's about the cake.
I don't think I'll actually make a Cherpumple, but I've had a good time reading about them on the interwebs today. The original Cherpumple was made by a guy named Charles Phoenix and he used store bought pies and boxed cake mixes. A friend of mine sent me a link to The District Choclaholic whose author made an entire Cherpumple from scratch. It's very impressive. I hesitate to tell Bob about the Cherpumple because I'm afraid he'll insist that we make one. He has always had a lot of enthusiasm for the Turducken, but I'm not sure if that's because he thinks it sounds good or because it drives me bonkers when he says he's going to make one. Truthfully, the only layer of the Cherpumple that actually sounds good to me is the apple pie/yellow cake layer, but what would you call that, a Yopple Cake? or perhaps Yapple Pie? I'll let you know if we decide to go there.