Yes. That is what you think it is. It is a whole cake with a pie baked inside. This, from Gawker:
"Ever think, 'cake is pretty good, but it would be way better if it had pies inside of it'? This is that cake: The Pumpple, consisting of apple and pumpkin pies 'baked inside layers of chocolate and vanilla cake.'"
The cake in question is made by The Flying Monkey Patisserie in Philly (which, for some reason, makes total sense to me), and it is a monster, to be sure. But because I am me--because I am American and strange and the kinda fella who would never be satisfied with shoving just one or two pies inside a cake--I saw it and I thought to myself, "Well, that really is something. But I wonder if there's some weird guy out there with a strange tie who can take this even a step further..."
And, of course, there is! Dig this video from Charles Phoenix, playing with his Cherpumple.
Amazing, right? And this isn't the only piece of freaky food theatre that Phoenix has gotten his hands into. If you were impressed by the Cherpumple (and really, who wouldn't be?), you've got to bop over to Phoenix's website and check out the "Test Kitchen" section, if only to see the "Inchezonya" (enchiladas and lasagna, together at last) and the "Astro Weenie Christmas Tree."
I love this guy--and not just because he invented the word "Cherpumple," which I think is brilliant.