Saturday, December 18, 2010

Funny Cake

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)
Part 1:
1 cup sugar          1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla         1 cup hot water
Part 2: 
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.


Doodle said...

This sounds really yummy ~ I might just have to give this one a try too! Gramma's always know the best stuff to make that we would actually eat. Thanks for sharing. (I like extra chocolate too)


jj said...

I think I don't even have to make this, the little calories are just jumping right!
This looks interesting. will have to try it one of these days.

Meeling said...

That sounds and looks really good!

VintageEmbellishment said...

This looks good! I wonder if I can adapt it for a diabetic :)

goodgosh said...

I'm liking the looks of that one. Can you send me some please? :)

Runs With Scissors said...

Actually GG, I did try to send some through the mail one year! One arrived okay but the second one arrived looking like Funny Cake bits, so I will no longer mail them out without a professional doing the packing!

It's a wonderful combo of vanilla and chocolate all in one!

- said...

This looks divine!