Gera's Amish Funny Cake

Gera's Amish Funny Cake

Gera Krahe McGuire 0

"Amish cooking is amazingly simple and incredibly delicious. This 'funny' pie flips its chocolate and cake layers during the baking process. The result will make you flip! Leftovers can be kept for up to one week in the refrigerator."

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 343 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat together 1 cup sugar, cocoa powder, hot water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Pour this batter into the pie shells.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder; set aside. Cream together 1 cup sugar with the butter. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time. Slowly beat in half of the milk, then half of the flour until moistened. Mix in the remaining milk then flour. Carefully spoon this batter on top of the chocolate batter, making sure that the entire top of the cake is covered with no chocolate visible.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for at least 1 hour before serving.
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  1. 7 Ratings

Shannon Gansner

Tasty enough....of the two funny cake recipes on're both doing it wrong. :D Take it from a funny cake expert. You put the batter in the pan FIRST, then you have to pour the chocolate ON TOP of the cake part.


We love this pie/cake! It's so easy my 11 year old makes it for us. You just have to be careful putting the chocolate layer on. That's the trick to getting it to set up right. But it is tasty, and we love that we usually have all the ingredients without having to go to the store. YUMMMMY


This tasted good, but it didn't flip. Not sure what I did wrong. The chocolate spilled out of the sides and onto the bottom of the oven. It ended up a thin layer at the bottom of the cake between the cake and pie crust. Love to hear how it went for others. I would try it again as it did taste yummy. Thanks.