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Cake Pie Recipes

Updated on September 22, 2014
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What the heck is a cake pie?

Is it a cake or is it a pie? I asked myself that very same question the first time I heard about this dessert. Very simply put a cake pie is a cross between a pie and a cake. Many of the cake pies have a crust with a bit of pie filling and cake on top. Others are a cake with pie filling included in their mixture. Anyway you look at it they are delicious. You'll never have to choose between cake or pie again. You can have the best of both worlds.

Chocolate Cake Pie


Top part:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp vanilla

Lower part:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1/3 cup hot water

1/4 tsp vanilla

Premade pie pastry


Preheat oven to 375.

For top part:

Cream shortening, adding egg and sugar.

Add milk alternately with sifted dry ingredients.

For lower part:

Combine sugar and cocoa.

Add hot water and vanilla.

Add lower part batter to pie pan containing prebaked pie crust, then pour top part on it.

Bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Cottage Cheese Cake Pie


2 cups cottage cheese

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs, separated

2 cups flour


2 prepared pastry shells


Combine cottage cheese, egg yolks, and salt.

Add egg whites to flour.

Add enough water to moisten flour.

Roll dough and cut into 6 inch circles.

Put 2 tbsp of cheese mixture on half of the circle.

Fold over other side and fasten edges together securely.

Drop half moon shaped cheese doughs in a pan of boiling water.

When they are done they will float to the top.

Remove from water and pour melted butter over them.

Pecan Cake Pie


1 yellow cake mix

1 egg

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 cup light corn syrup

3 eggs

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together cake mix, 1 eggs, and melted butter until thoroughly mixed.

Set aside 2/3 of the batter.

Spray a 9" x 13" pan with non-stick baking spray containing flour.

Spread the 1/3 portion of the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.

Mix the 2/3 portion of the batter that was set aside with the corn syrup, 3 eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and pecans.

Pour on top of baked crust and bake for 50 to 55 minutes.

Pumpkin Cake Pie


1 large can Pumpkin puree (29 oz)

1 can evaporated milk (12oz)

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp allspice

1 yellow cake mix

1 cup butter

1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9" x 13" pan with parchment paper.

In large bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.

Pour into prepared pan.

Sprinkle dry cake mix over the pumpkin mixture, then sprinkle with nuts.

Pat the nuts gently into surface of pumpkin mixture.

Melt butter and drizzle over the cake mixture.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Cool cake in pan then turn upside down onto platter.

The crust will be on the top of the cake.

Remove parchment paper and decorate with whipped topping.


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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Gus, I'm on my way. See you there.

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      Gustave Kilthau 5 years ago from USA

      KKG - Check out the hub I am just now posting - 2-minute cake crackers – Redneck recipe # 48. Worked out nicely. Many possibilities.

      Gus :-)))

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      GusTheRedneck, for those recipes that use the pie crust you bake the pie crust first then add the ingredients. I also use the graham cracker crust. You don't have to prebake it. The directions for the crusts are on their packages. Anyway, most make their own crust - it's built into the recipe. They are good. The dump cake recipes kind of remind me of a cake pie.

      If you try filling something other than pie crust, let me know how it turns out.

      I hope - think hubpageswriter meant soaring. You never know.

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      Gustave Kilthau 5 years ago from USA

      KoffeeKlatch Gals - Surely do hope that "hubpageswriter" meant "soaring" and did not mean "souring" in that comment above...

      Anyway, I enjoyed this article but it was a wee bit scarce on what to do with those ready-to-use pie shells. The nice video showed one that was baked and then filled, so that is probably what should go with all of them, right?

      I think that I will try flavoring some little taco shells and fill those for my favorite experiments - baking stuff in the microwave. Sounds like fun to me. Thanks for this article - an oldie but a goodie.

      Gus :-)))

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      Gustave Kilthau 5 years ago from USA

      KoffeeKlatch Gals - I surely do hope that "hubpageswriter" meant "soaring" and not "souring" about what this article did to his or her appetite, but I fear for the worst. (Went to hubpageswriter's profitle page and the word has it that the hubber is no longer with us - not sure what that may imply... maybe just had something more to do...).

      No matter with stuff like that, I liked the thought of cake pies. If you ever get to editing this article and re-posting it, let us know a wee bit more about what to do with those pre-prepared pie shells. Like in the chocolate cake pie, it never does tell us - but watching the video shows the troops pre-baking a pie shell. Must be that is the key, right?

      Gonna try messing around with the idea, but probably with flavored taco shells [ ! ] or something already baked that I can load with cake batter for the microwave. Sounds crazy enough to be fun.

      Gus :-)))

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I hope you enjoy trying the recipes hubpageswriter. The pecan cake pie is especially good.

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      The steps are not that hard to learn. I'm sure many can try this out, my appetitie is souring just by reading it.:) Great hub.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, Granny new recipes are always fun to try. Especially when they are a dessert.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Love the recipes. I am going to bookmark so I can come back and make one to wow my family. lol

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I look forward to knowing how you like the recipe, Special. I hope it is like the dessert you like.

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      Karen Metz 7 years ago from Michigan

      These sound very interesting! Especially the first one. There is a dessert in a restaraunt that I really like and this recipe sounds like it could be it. I will let you know how it turns out.