I'm sure it would be possible. But how would I go about it? Would I take prebaked cake scraps and mush them (with something as a binder) inside the pie plate? Or could you actually bake a thin layer of cake in a pie plate?
I want to enter this pie baking contest - but I want the pie crust to be cakey - not pie-y.
Maybe the cake scraps like you said, but maybe you could bake that for a few minutes to kind of dry it back out. That way it wont be to mushy lol hth
What about adding those "crispies" you use to make crisped rice candy (they are smaller than rice crispies -about the size of the crunchy balls in a Nestle crunch bar) to the cake to give it some crunch?
But you'd need something to make it all stick together.
Maybe this idea really won't work...
But I was wondering, too, what the texture of cake balls is like. Maybe I could do a "cake ball" pie crust? Use some frosting to mush it all together into a pie crust? Am I just way crazy here?
no your not crazy lol. i would like other opinions on this also
What if you took a sheet pan and made a thin cake layer, like you would for a jelly roll? Bake and cool, then turn over your pie plate, gently tuck it in and trim around the edges. Am I making sense?
OR! You could use a ganache to stick your cake scraps together. Just make a chocolate or white chocolate ganache, depending on your flavor, and mix a little with your scraps. When the ganache cools, it will set up kind of like a moist crust. That would be awesome for a chocolate pie!
How about baking brownies (blondies) in your pie plate?
Hi, I'm gonna jump right in and post.... No more lurk-dom
If you use a sponge cake recipe and grease and flower your pan well, you will find this makes a nice firm cake. You can hollow out the cake after baking, or use less batter before baking. This is what I do.
Great ideas, thanks! I was thinking I was crazy for considering it...
It depends on what kind of pie you want to make. Reading this how about a nice vanilliny yellow cake coated with a white choc ganash. Fill with a raspberry filling.
Oh BTW I'm in Roseville.