Chocolate Funny Cake Pie

Dutch Cookbook

For our March recipe we would like to feature something from the cookbook titled Dutch Cookbook. If you love Pennsylvania Dutch cooking then this cookbook is for you. It features recipes such as Funnel Cakes as well as chicken corn noodle soup but we thought this recipe sounded kind of fun. If someone makes this we would love to hear how it turned out.

Chocolate Funny Cake Pie

Top part:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of butter and lard
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp. vanilla

Cream together sugar and shortening, add the combines milk and egg alternately with flour and baking powder. Add vanilla and set aside while lower part is mixed.

Lower part:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp. cocoa
  • 6 tbsp. water ¼ tsp. vanilla

Mix together the cocoa , sugar water and vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Over this put the “top part.” The chocolate will come up around the outside edge which

Gives a nice crusty edge on the finished product. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes or until firm.

This cake is named because with a cocoa and water mixture on the bottom and a cake on top- this is a funny cake pie.

Taken from the book Dutch Cookbook available at the Gettysburg Tour Center and Jennie Wade House and retails for $4.25.

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  1. linda says:

    Love this recipe, have been making it for more than 50 years from this very cookbook! Glad to know it’s still available, as I can think of a few folks who might like it as a stocking stuffer!

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