Funny cake is kind of a cake/pie combination, as is Shoo-fly pie. It has a cake "filling" surrounded by a pie crust. Also, like shoo fly pie, it has a "wet bottom" - a layer of chocolate goo between the pie crust bottom and the cake top.... and funny cake is very, very good!!!
3 unbaked 8-inch pie shells Chocolate bottom layer -
1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 3/4 cup water 1 tsp. vanilla Preparation - Combine above ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly just to boilng, lower heat and simmer gently 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside. Cake layer -
1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter or margerine 2 eggs 1 cup milk 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour Preparation - Blend eggs, sugar & butter. Beat 2 to 3 minutes. Alternately beat in milk & flour/baking powder mix. Add vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shells. Pour chocolate mixture over top of batter. Chocolate will be very runny but will thicken and "sink" below batter as it bakes.Bake at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes.