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Video: How to Make Charles Phoenix's Cherpumple, the Monster Pie-Cake

It was only a matter of time before somebody would come along with the dessert version of turducken, and that somebody was Charles Phoenix. Already known for his kitschy pop culture humor, Phoenix here creates a monster of a three-layered dessert where each layer (CHERry, PUMpkin, and apPLE pie) is also baked inside a cake mix (white, yellow, and spice, respectively). Judging by the faces of the mechanics who got to try a freshly-baked Cherpumple (fresh from a pink vintage stove at The Antique Stove Shop in Ventura, California) it's sure worth a try. And if one of those pie flavors just ain't your thing, think of all the possibilities—like Cherpumpbarb (with rhubarb!). Watch the video, after the jump.... More

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