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Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes

Sally

Sally

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

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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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KARISADING
9

KARISADING

8/29/2002

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 layer at the top and drips down along sides of the crust. Not sure what I did wrong?

WAYNE STEVENS
8

WAYNE STEVENS

8/29/2002

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.

GERAANNE
6

GERAANNE

11/13/2002

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 cake before and was so disappointed that this recipe didn't work even after 4 failed attempts.

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