A couple weeks ago, I made a cake that I had seen floating around on the internet. It wasn’t a high quality cake. It wasn’t made from scratch, it was from a box. I wasn’t even sure I liked the flavor combination. It was just something silly. But I just had to do it!
Behold: A pie-within-a-cake!
The ingredients: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie (already made). Trader Joe’s Chocolate cake mix.
Directions were basically:
1) Prepare cake batter.
2) Put some batter in pan
3) Put pie in batter.
4) Put rest of cake batter.
How did it turn out? Pretty good! I don’t particularly care for pumpkin pie, but this worked well together. One interesting thing about it: You see the oozing chocolate sauce? That’s not actually a topping, it’s some of the cake batter. It turns out that something about the pumpkin pie filling prevents the cake batter from fully cooking. Not sure if it’s the sugar or moisture, or something else. Anyway, that means that “a toothpick inserted comes out clean” doesn’t work! The cake one the sides ended up getting overcooked, while the inside was a little oozy.
Anyway, it was a fun crazy experiment! I served it to the teachers at my kid’s school and they all raved about it!