Chocolate Funny Cake Pie
Cuisine: Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Pastry for a 9-inch one-crust pie (your favorite recipe)
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • Cake layer:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup cold salted butter, cut into small pieces (or if use unsalted butter, add ¼ teaspoon salt)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Prepare your favorite pie pastry for a one-crust pie, and line a 9-inch pie pan. (Or you can use one refrigerated pie crust, if desired.) Set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, prepare chocolate layer by whisking together the chocolate layer ingredients; set aside.
  4. For cake layer, in a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, 1 cup sugar, and baking powder. (and salt if using unsalted butter as noted). Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender until mixture forms small pieces. Stir in the egg, milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla; mix well. Spoon mixture carefully in dollops over chocolate, and evenly smooth out, trying to keep the chocolate layer from peeking through.
  5. Bake until the center is done and a pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Cool pie on wire rack before cutting into wedges. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at