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Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cake

Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cake

"I can still remember my grandma serving this delicious cake on the big wooden table in her farm kitchen. Every time I bake this unusual cake, it takes me back to those special days at Grandma's."
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  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar and cocoa. Blend in 1/2 cup milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour into unbaked pastry shells, tipping to coat the pastry halfway up the sides; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar. Add egg, shortening, vanilla and remaining milk; beat until smooth. Starting at the edge, spoon batter into the pastry shells, completely covering the chocolate. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm or chilled with whipped cream if desired.

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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 chocolat...

My Funny Cake recipe came from my 94 year old father-in-law's mother. In her recipe the cocoa layer was placed in the bottom and the batter was added on top. She was PA Dutch from Lansdale, PA...

This is the same recipe I use from my great grandmother in Pennsburg PA. Except for one thing. You put the batter in first and then the cocoa mix over it and it sinks to the bottom as it bakes. ...

This recipe works! This was my first time baking funny cake and eating funny cake. My boyfriend grew up Pennsylvania Dutch so he was the one to tell me that this was exactly as he remembered gr...

Thank you for posting this recipe. My grandmother from southern Virginia used to make this -- she called it Cake Pie! We lost the second page of her handwritten recipe and haven't been able to b...

This was amazing!!!!! I reccomend this recipe to everyone. All you have to do is be creative and maybe add a dash here a dash there of a few certain things that may seem to be needed.

This is the same recipe that I have made for years that was handed down from my PA Dutch Great Grandmother. I also live around the Mennonites in Kutztown and we all agree you place the batter in...

After reading all of the reviews, I googled a "Dutch Funny Cake" to see which way it's supposed to be - I saw more pictures with the chocolate on top, so that's how I made it. Another reviewer ...

This is the real deal! Came out perfect!

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