Move Over Turducken — PieCaken Is Here

Do we really need to stuff two kinds of pie into a cake and cover it with buttercream? Absolutely not, but it's the quickest way to eat all your Thanksgiving dessert favorites and land yourself in a food coma — and if that's not reason enough for eating PieCaken, nothing is. So, where did this unusual combination come from? In 2015, acclaimed New York pastry chef Zac Young and his team wanted to create a dessert that could compete with the Turducken — a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey — and the PieCaken was born. He posted pictures of his creation on Instagram and before long, followers were begging to order them. Soon after, Young's PieCaken was a viral sensation, and copycat versions of it have spawned up in bake shops and kitchens across the country. A PieCaken combines flavors and textures — sweet crunch from pecan pie on the bottom; smooth, creamy goodness from pumpkin pie in the middle; spongey spice cake on top, all layered with luscious cinnamon buttercream frosting and topped with apple cinnamon buttercream. The 8-inch round cake weighs almost 6 pounds and serves between 12 and 16 people. If you don’t want to tackle this epic dessert on your own, you can order one of Young’s PieCakens from Goldbelly and have it delivered for $99.