The funny cake pie is part of our German and Pennsylvania Dutch background.
The funny cake is a two layer pie with a chocolate cocoa goo on the bottom and vanilla breakfast cake on top. They call it funny cake because when you put it in the pan, the vanilla part is in the bottom and the chocolate on top. Somehow, in baking, it ends up reversed.
***** Funny Cake Pie *****
Funny Cake Pie - 8 Inch
We have both our shoofly and funny cake recipe available online at our Maple Springs Country Farm Cookbook.. Shoo-fly is a little easier to make than funny cake. But, of course you have to practise the crust a few times to get it to taste like mom's. Most folks serve the funny cake for breakfast, but I could eat them any time of the day!
***** Funny Cake Pie Recipe *****
1 ˝ cup sugar
˝ cup Wesson oil
2 cups flour
2 tea baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tea vanilla
1 cup sugar
˝ cup cocoa (Hershey’s instant)
1 cup hot water
Beat sugar, oil, eggs until well blended. Then all flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Pour into 2 9” unbaked pie crusts. Mix together sugar, cocoa, and hot water. Pour on top of cake batter.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
These recipes are a collection of recipes that I have gathered over the years. If I can remember where I got the recipe from I will try and credit the source. Many origins of These breakfast recipes are unknown.