Funny Cake Recipe

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George Published: October 18, 2021 Modified: November 3, 2021
Funny Cake Recipe


How To Make Funny Cake

Funny cake is a Mennonite dessert that's a cross between a pie and a cake. Enjoy this version with vanilla cake and a gooey chocolate layer!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pie crust, unbaked, 9-inch


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Combine half cup sugar, cocoa, hot water and half a teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. In another mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar, egg and oil, then add remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour creamed mixture into the pie crust and then pour chocolate mixture on top.
  5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Test with a wooden pick for doneness.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calcium: 67mg
  • Calories: 325kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 62g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 108mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 288mg
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 55IU
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