Warning: This is for extreme dessert lovers only. It’s the pumpecapple piecake, which is a pumpkin pie in pumpkin spice cake, a pecan pie in chocolate cake and an apple pie in apple spice cake. Oh, yeah, and it’s all baked into one and iced with cream cheese frosting.
“To make it you have to make the pies, then put them in the cake, bake the cake, cool the cake, straighten them, put the cream cheese icing on, get them chilled, boxed up and ready to ship,” Three Brothers Bakery co-owner and pumpecapple creator Bobby Jucker told ABC News.
It’s a process that takes six hours and at least five days’ notice because the Houston bakery receives so many orders and it requires so much labor.
“People are calling us from Singapore,” Jucker said. “I think we have close to 50 on order right now, and that’s just for next week.”
The pumpecapple piecake came to be after Three Brothers Bakery’s pecan pie was written up in Country Living magazine four years ago. A Houston Chronicle reporter then challenged the bakery to showcase the pie in a unique way.
“We have this great pecan pie and we have this great apple pie and great pumpkin pie, so we put them all together to make Thanksgiving complete,” Jucker said. “It’s almost 12 inches tall. It weighs between 21 and 24 pounds. It’s a lot of calories; I’m not going to lie.”
It all adds up to $175, which Jucker said is actually a good deal.
“It’s a lot of work to get these done, and you’re getting three pies that are almost $80 and two 10-inch cakes, which we charge $65 for each, so it’s actually a pretty good deal,” he said. “Plus, it’s very unique. Where else are you going to go and find something like this? It’s really an unbelievable cake and tastes really good.”
Three Brothers Bakery is taking orders now for this Thanksgiving, and they advise you order ahead if you want one. Or, if you’re really ambitious, you can make your own with the recipe below.
Three Brothers Bakery’s Pumpecapple Piecake: Click here for the recipe.