Pake

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    store bought frozen pie crust
  • 1
    (18 1/2 ounce) box cake mix (we recommend Red Velvet)
  • 1
    (8 ounce) container frosting (we recommend Cream Cheese)
  • egg (as needed on cake box)
  • vegetable oil (as needed on cake box)
  • 12
    cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • -Leave the frozen pie crust out to thaw while you are mixing the cake batter.
  • -Prepare the cake batter per the instructions on the box.*Note: This will make enough filling for two Pakes.
  • -Gently poke a few small holes in the bottom of the pie crust, being careful not to poke through the tin.
  • -Pour half of the cake batter into the pie crust, until approximately 1/2” below the edge. *Note: the cake mix will raise above the edge of the pie crust during baking.
  • -Mix in chocolate chips if desired.
  • -Place the Pake on a cookie sheet and place in the oven on a middle rack.
  • -Bake for approximately 35 minutes at 350°F After 35 minutes, turn oven down to 325°F and continue baking for another 12-15 minutes or until cake is finished. (You can test the cake by sticking a toothpick in the center and pulling it out. It should be relatively clean with very little cake crumbs stuck to it.).
  • -Let the pake cool completely.
  • -If desired, cut the top section of the cake off and place a layer of frosting (or filling of your choice) on the lower half of the cake. Replace the top section.
  • -Scoop the remaining frosting onto the cake and frost to the edge of the pie crust.
  • -Garnish with dollops of whipped cream around the edges, sprinkles, candy pieces or a cherry (as desired).
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