This month I got assigned to Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Cindy’s blog is all about gardening, cooking, conservation and the environment, a perfect mix for everyone! I really enjoy reading all her articles and love the deliciousness of her recipes, so you might want to head over and have a look It didn’t take me too long to pick a recipe – the name simply caught my interest and I knew I had to make it!
I asked my husband, if he ever had a Funny Cake and since he didn’t it was perfect to try something that is new to the both of us! Cindy herself describes this cake (a mix between cake and pie) as
“A cake that reminds us that no matter how upside-down our world gets, it can all come together and become something beautiful again.”
And let me tell you, she is so damn right! Now let’s look at the recipe, then I will let you know what my experience with her recipe was!
- The Crust:
- 2 cups flour
- ⅔ cup Crisco
- 6 Tablespoons cold water
- Chocolate Layer:
- 1¼ cups sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cake Layer:
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup Crisco
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 450 F
- In a large bowl combine flour and Crisco for the crust until crumbly
- Add cold water and mix until just combined, do not over mix
- Now divide dough into two even pieces
- Roll out both doughs big enough to fit into your pie forms without you having to stretch them in the pie form (use flour under and on top of the dough while rolling)
- Spray two pie forms with cooking spray and place dough into them
- Mix together all ingredients for the cake layer until just combined
- Place batter in 3 mounds in each crust, do not spread the batter out
- In a medium bowl combine all chocolate layer ingredients until smooth and pour in the remaining free space in your pies between the batter mounds
- Bake for 10 minutes, then turn heat back to 350 F and bake for additional 30 minutes
I had a flaky, crunchy crust, a soft and fluffy cake part and an amazing oozing chocolate layer, that makes this Cake/Pie food served in heaven! I feel inspired to bake more cakes in pie crusts now – maybe a carrot cake?! We’ll see A huge thank you goes out to Cindy – I am in love with your cake and I know everyone who tries it, will be too!
Make sure to visit her page and have a look at all the delicious things she makes and interesting things she writes about.
Now I am hoping for March’s Surprise Recipe Swap to be such a great success, I’m already so excited!
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