Piecaken has existed in underground dessert-eating circles for years, but a Thanksgiving-inspired recipe from pastry chefs at David Burke Fabrick in New York spent some time this week on the daytime talk show circuit. It’s a spiced poundcake with layers of pecan pie and pumpkin pie, topped with upside-down apple pie, slathered in cinnamon buttercream and edged in oat struessel. Just look at this thing…

“Through the magic of butter, it all stays together,” he said of his eight-pound creation, which takes about 7 hours to construct.

As for calories, Mr. Young won’t even get into it, but some rough calculations with online calorie counters puts a slice at over 1,200 calories.

“Let’s just say we filed it away in the Thanksgiving calorie box and don’t think about it,” Mr. Young said.