This easy to make Funny Cake recipe, referred to as a chocolate breakfast cake, from Pennsylvania Dutch, German descent. It is a vanilla cake baked in a pie with a chocolate sauce.
Amish Chocolate Breakfast Cake
Have you ever noticed how certain foods are very localized to an area. Some foods are everywhere. They make their way from one state to the next, across this country and that country, and through all cultures. Then there are some foods that people only know of in certain areas of a country, like Tandy Cakes or like certain southern foods. Funny cake is certainly one of those items. This Pennsylvania Dutch classic is a treat that many people do not know about outside of the area. It’s a shame for them because this is a must try dessert.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS RECIPE COST TO MAKE
As of today, based on the prices at Kroger, this recipe costs about $0.53 per serving, and a total of $4.20 to make the whole recipe. This recipe makes 8 servings.
It is so good, people actually pay $7 all the way up $16 a pie when they buy them in the bakery. Considering how quickly they get eaten in my house, I have to make them from scratch or else I’d go broke.
Ingredients in Funny Cake
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step by step directions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- Baking powder
- Hot water
- Pie shells
How to Make Amish Funny Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Have your pie shells ready, in the pie plates.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil, eggs until well blended.
Slowly add the flour, baking powder, milk, and vanilla. Beat on medium 2 minutes.
Pour into the unbaked pie crusts.
In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cocoa, and hot water.
Pour over top of cake batter. Swirl around the top as you pour it in. Do not mix it in. Just pour the chocolate and let it lay. This will let the chocolate sink to the bottom of the cake.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
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Funny Cake Recipe
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 pie shells
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Have your pie shells ready, in the pie plates.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil, eggs until well blended.
- Slowly add the flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium 2 minutes.
- Pour into the unbaked pie crusts.
- In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cocoa, and hot water.
- Pour over top of cake batter. Swirl around the top as you pour it in.
- Bake at 350 for 1 hour.