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Slice of Funny Cake PIe with a chocolate layer on the bottom and a cake layer on top.

Mennonite Funny Cake Pie

A pie that tastes like a cake and which reverses layers while baking.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Mennonite
Servings 8 people
Calories 332 kcal


  • Conventinal oven
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • hand mixer
  • 9" pie dish or pan


Lower Part

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Top Part

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pie crust see above link for Pam's Perfect Pie Crust


Lower Part

  • Mix lower part like you would cake batter, creaming fat, and adding sugar and egg.
  • Add milk alternately with your sifted dry ingredients.

Top Part

  • Combine sugar and cocoa.
  • Add hot water and vanilla.

Building Your Pie

  • Line pie plate with pastry.
  • Add lower part first, then pour top part over it.
  • Bake at 375℉ for about 40 minutes.
  • Makes 1 (9 inch) pie.
    Pie with dark chocolate swirls and a light crust.


Funny Cake Pie taken from Mennonite Community Cookbook. Recipe by Barbara Moyer of Telford, PA.


Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 55IUCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate cake, community recipe, funny pie
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