What is funny cake? It's part cake and part pie. It's a light cake but it's baked in a pie crust. You pour the batter into the pie crust, cover with a chocolate sauce, when it's done baking, the chocolate sauce is on the bottom of the cake! With just a few swirls of the chocolate throughout the cake.
I don't bake much, but this is one recipe from my Grandmother that I can do! It took me a few tries but I finally got it right! I like to make a tad bit extra sauce for the bottom so it has more chocolate sauce.
Funny Cake Recipe
(makes two pies)
1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup hot water
1 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine (I use Imperial margarine, I tried others, this one is the best) 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs 1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour 2 9" ready-made pie crusts
Mix ingredients from part 1 over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
Mix together sugar from part 2, margarine and 2 eggs. Add flour and milk, alternatively with baking powder and baking soda. Mix until blended.
Pour part 2 equally into the two pie crusts, pour part 1 over that. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 mins. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 30 to 35 minutes.