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Funny Cake

 

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! 

And why are we laughing so much? It’s about the cake/pie isn’t it?

This cake is kinda funny isn’t it?

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Why is it funny?

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Well, I believe it’s because of this….

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When you make it you put the chocolate on the top, but then………

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WA-LA It ends up on the BOTTOM.

SO FUNNY!!!

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This is an old Pennsylvania Dutch cake recipe.

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I’m gonna share the recipe with you but please don’t tell anyone, not sure if I’m supposed to share because it’s my BIL’s recipe of which he got from his high school teacher. It’s the recipe they used to make in Home-Ec class….when they used to do that kind of stuff… don’t think they teach baking in public schools anymore, you may correct me if I’m wrong because I wouldn’t know…all 6 of our children have not stepped foot into a public school since my first was in first grade and he’s 25 yrs old this year. We’ve home schooled them all the way through.

ANYHOO….

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This recipe is for 4 – 9″ pies or 5 – 8″ pies.

If you’re interested in just making one pie, use the amounts in parenthesis. (although I don’t know why you would want to do that because if you can’t eat all of them then share some with your neighbor, yes they’re that good and so easy to just do the 4!)

*Please pay attention to one of the side notes on the one photo because I goofed and I think you should know so you don’t make the same mistake and so you do not think I am perfect…. funny story…NOT!

Here it goes….

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FUNNY CAKE

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Bottom Part…or is it the Top Part?? Let’s just call this the Chocolate Part :

Ingredients -

2 c Sugar (1/2 c)

1 c Cocoa (1/4 c)

2 c Hot Water (1/2 c)

2 tsp. vanilla (1/2 tsp.)

Combine and let cool.


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Bottom Part or Cake Part – if you will :

Ingredients -

3 c Sugar (3/4 c)

1 c shortening, I use butter (1/4 c)

4 eggs (1)

4 c Flour (1 c)

5 tsp Baking Pwd (1 1/4 tsp.)

4 Pinch Baking Soda (1 pinch)

1 tsp. Salt (1/4 tsp.)

2 c Milk (1/2 c)

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Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

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Cream shortening, sugar, and egg

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Add milk alternately with dry ingredients.

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Pour batter into crusts evenly.

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I just use the store brand pie crusts, you can make your own but these are actually rather tasty!

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OK, here is where I need to clarify…. Do not use 3 crusts instead of 4… I totally tried to shove all the batter for 4 pies into 3 pie crusts…. where was my head?!! In this photo there is way too much batter in those crusts!!

Trust me… if you do as I did, once(this time of course),  your oven will NEVER EVER be the same again!

Just try to get the batter evenly distributed amongst, at least, 4 crusts. (If they’re small, shallow crusts use 5.)

Bonus: you get 5 pies if they’re small.

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Pour chocolate part on TOP of batter. It will be runny so be sure to be close to your oven so you have less chance of spillage. (don’t ask!) I do not know what was wrong with me on this day!

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Bake at 400* for 30-35 minutes.

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Makes 5 – 8″ or 4 – 9″ cakes.

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Be sure to comment here if you make these Funny Cakes. I’d love to hear how you liked your cakes.

Please be sure to brag if you didn’t make any of the mistakes that I made this time around.

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Happy Baking!

Q

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