504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Pie + Cake = Pake (recipe)

9.04.2012

Pie + Cake = Pake (recipe)

I love good old fun!
I love to try something new!
I love making my kids or my guests say "huh?"
Or "what?"
Or better yet, "Yum!"


I also watch a lot of TV, usually recorded and watched late at night after the kids are in bed and I have a moment to breathe. I started watching Drop Dead Diva when it first started. I thought it was good fun and a perfect way to end my weekend. Well, this season, one of the characters opened a "Pakery."

Well, we had guest coming for the weekend and I decided this was the time to try to make a pake. I wanted a little something different o share with the kids and no better time than to make dessert than when I have guests (so I do not eat it all!)


I googled it a bit and found a lot of pies baked into a cake, but that was not what I was looking for and then it appeared, the Drop Dead Diva Classic Pake Recipe.
This was the Pake I wanted to make!  

Through my facebook posts, I even had a friend from L.A. make a Pake this weekend too. She made red velvet with cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips.

Here is what I made!
A Vanilla/Chocolate Marble Pake with chocolate glaze!
(half the kids wanted vanilla cake and half chocolate...so I had to make marble!)

THE RECIPE FOR THE MARBLE CAKE is adapted from the Domino Sugar's Chocolate Marble Cake .
YOU CAN ALSO USE  A CAKE MIX.

THIS MAKES 2 PAKES..or bake the remaining cake batter in a loaf pan at 350 for 45 minutes!

BASIC INGREDIENTS
  • Refrigerated (brought to room temperature) or frozen pie crust (thawed)
  • Pie tin. I used a 9" Pyrex pie pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cake batter (all ingredients for the type of cake you wish to bake - eggs, flour, sugar, etc. 
  • Skewer/knife/toothpick 
VANILLA CAKE, Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cups butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

CHOCOLATE CAKE, Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
CHOCOLATE GLAZE, Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
Here is how to MAKE A PAKE!

MAKE IT!

Vanilla Batter:
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda; set aside.
  • In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
  • Combine buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Alternate between the flour and  milk mixture and add to the butter mixture.
  • Beat until blended.
Chocolate Batter:
  • Combine cocoa, sugar, baking soda and water

Chocolate Glaze:
  • Combine cocoa, water, butter, and honey in a sauce pan over a medium heat, until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat to combine thoroughly
PUT IT TOGETHER!
  • Preheat oven to 360F - The Marble Cake/Pake called for 375F and the crust for 350F, so I went with 360. (yes, kind of random!)
  • Spray pie pan with non stick cooking spray (I did not but probably should have)
  • Place one pie crust in the pie pan and form it to the pan; trim excess.
  • Use a fork and punch multiple holes in the base of the pie crust for venting. 
    •  Place half the vanilla batter in the pie pan.
    • Drop dollops of chocolate batter on top and swirl with a skewer or knife or toothpick.
    • Cover the crusts edge with strips of aluminum foil.
    • Bake for 30 minutes at 360F.
    • After 30 minutes, reduce the oven heat to 325F and bake for approximately 30 more minutes, I started checking my Pake around 25 minutes. My Pake baked for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
    • When done remove from oven and let cool. 
    • Whip up the chocolate glaze
    • Drizzle the chocolate glaze on each individual piece.

    Enjoy! YUM!


    Jane better have a Pake at her wedding in the Drop Dead Diva finale next week!


    What do you think weird, fun?
    Have you made a Pake?
    My kids thought it was way cool!

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    15 comments :

    1. OMG! yummy, pake looks really eye candy:)

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    2. Love this!! Pake. :). Too great! And the beauty pic is great!

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    3. Oh how fun, Holly! I saw you talking about this on FB and didn't have a clue what was going on. This looks delicious!

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    4. I love this show! It is my favorite! I should bake a pake, too! Yours looks yummy!

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    5. You made it! Holly, it looks beautiful (and not a teensy bit turducken-y at all!!) ;) I LOVE The idea of replacing the corn syrup with honey, I've never heard of that before. I am big into healthier subsitutions. I'm going to have to try a Pake now, I love it!! xoxo

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    6. Oh, Holly....no fair.....it's 11 a.m. and I want this...grrrr! It looks deeeelicious!

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    7. Mmmm! And here I am, supposed to be watching my waistline, hoping not to tip the scale in the wrong direction!

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    8. This looks so yummy! What a fun idea.

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    9. Ha! I've never heard of a Pake! It looks ridiculously good...

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    10. I have never heard of a pake but it's genius!

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    11. Great it looks yummy .. Will try get something like that when i have to write my research paper :D

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    12. Love this...pake! Seriously fun!
      Mackenzie :)

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    13. I would love a slice, thank you :)

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    14. This looks so good, Holly! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to make one. :)

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    15. Um, I love pie. And cake. So this is pretty much just right up my alley! Yum!

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