This may look like an innocent carrot cake, but it’s actually more of a Thanksgiving Frankenstein. Chow has put together a convenient layer cake made of turkey, cranberry sauce, marshmallows and sweet potatoes, all surrounded by mashed potato frosting. It’s economical, a time and space saver, yes, but it kind of reminds me of the people that take everything on their plate and mix it together, with the familiar refrain, “It’s all going to the same place anyway, right?” (That kind of pragmatism is lost on me. Also, ew.) This turducken mentality is what makes America great. And kind of gross. But I’d still eat it. Can you tell that I can’t decide if I’m disgusted or hungry?
(And let’s not even talk about that dessert monstrosity, “the cherpumple” — apple, cherry and pumpkin pies baked inside a cake. Is nothing sacred?)