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Sometimes it is fun to do something a little different for the holidays just to mix things up a bit while still serving the old favorites. Last December, I introduced you to the Piecupcaken on this post, it is the cupcake version of the Piecaken. Since today is National Bundt Cake Day, I thought that a bundt cake version of the piecaken would be delicious! Since I wanted the flavors to be perfect for Thanksgiving, what could be better than a spice cake with pecan pie? The perfect thing is that in honor of National Bundt Cake Day, Amazon is having a sale on many bundt cake pans! This is the perfect time to order one! Here are a couple of my favorites, you can click the photos to go see them on Amazon.
As I contemplated this Pecan Pie Bundtcaken, I was at the grocery store and raspberries were on sale. I thought, wouldn't a Raspberry Pie Cupcaken be pretty for Christmas? So, guess what, today I am going to show you how I did both! Let's start with the Pecan Bundtcaken.
I started by making an 9" pecan pie. I would suggest measuring the dimensions of your pie dish compared to the dimensions of your bundt pan to make sure that the pie will fit inside the cake. And, when you crimp the crust, do it small and towards the inside of the pie rim. A heavy rim of crust is not what you want in your pie bundt caken. Here is my recipe for pecan pie that I used. Click on the photos below to see how I put the Pecan Pie Bundt Caken together!
Since there is already so much going on in this dessert, I decided to only give it a drizzle of frosting. I made a regular buttercream frosting and added a tsp of pumpkin pie spice to it. It is so good! I made it a little thinner so that I could drizzle it over the cake.
When you go to serve the cake, look at the surprise inside!
Now, let's move on to the Raspberry Piecupcaken. First, you have to make the raspberry tarts. I still had pie crust left after making the pecan pie, so I just used that to make about 14 tart shells. I formed them in small muffin tins so that they would fit inside of a cupcake.
To make the piecupcakens, I used a lemon cake mix this time. Then, just like I did for the bundt cake, I ladled a little batter in the bottom of a regular sized cupcake tin (lined with a paper cup) and then placed the tart on that. Finally I covered the tart with the more batter. These were pretty full and came out pretty large! I baked them for the longest amount of time specified on the cupcake mix. Bake them until they are golden brown and spring bake when touched.
These recipes are a little more time consuming than just an ordinary cake or pie, but this time of year is when it is fun to do something a little bit extra!
Don't forget the bundt pan sale on Amazon! One of the extra fancy ones would make a nice gift for the foodies on your list!
If you would just like to make a bundt cake to celebrate National Bundt Cake Day, here are a couple of other recipes:
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!