Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes

Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes

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"These are Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes, baked in a pie crust with a chocolate "funny" layer that sinks to the bottom while baking."

Ingredients

servings 195 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Combine 1 cup sugar, cocoa, water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat to the boiling point, but do not boil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 1/2 cup sugar and butter. Beat in eggs. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; mix into the creamed mixture. Divide batter into the pastry shells. Pour 1/3 of the cocoa mixture on top of the cake batter in each pastry shell.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or till cake is done.
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Even though I carefully followed the recipe to the letter, my cakes turned out dense, dry, and not very flavorful. The chocolate layer doesn't sink to the bottom as claimed, it remains as a thin...

This recipe, with minor differences, has been a family favorite for generations. We couldn't keep it in the house once it was made. It is still one of my favorite recipes to make and consume.

I followed the recipe exactly and after the baking time was done, the inside was liquidy. I also found that the flour-based layer will seep out if not sealed by the chocolate. I've had funny c...

Absolutely delicious!! Kids eat this one up and fight over the last piece! best of both worlds, vanilla cake with a rich chocolate bottom in a flaky pie crust. Be sure to put in batter first an...

Loved this growing up in PA and glad to find the recipe again. Made these out here in Washington State for my church's semi-annual bake sale - now have requests to make them each time. Chocola...

I made this for my 3rd grader's art class and it was a big hit, all the teachers wanted this recipe. Thanks for a great recipe.

Had the same exact problem as another reviewer. The chocolate did not sink down to the bottom like it's supposed to and there was definately not enough batter to fill 3 9" pie plates. 2 of mine ...

Ok I have the same recipe but we do it differently, we put the chocolate in the bottom first then pour the batter on top. We also do this in a 12 inch pie plate as it is enough to fill. I also h...

I'm from PAZ and grew up on this but there is something missing with this recipe. I will have to call my mom up and post the differences later!