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Mrs. Reinert's Funny Cake

Makes 1 Funny-cake Pie.Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • Plain Pastry
  • Lower Part
    • 1/2 - cup cocoa
    • 1 - cup sugar
    • 1/2 - cup boiling water
  • Upper Part
    • 2 - cups sugar
    • 1/2 - cup shortening
    • 1 - egg
    • 1 - cup milk
    • 2 - cups flour
    • 2 - teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 - teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

  1. Bake in pastry shell, using half recipe for Plain PastryLine pie dish with pastry and chill.

  2. For the lower part of filling, add boiling water to mixed sugar and cocoa.  Use chocolate instead of cocoa if you prefer. 

  3. Pour into pastry shell. Mix sugar, shortening, egg, milk, flour, baking powder and salt for upper part as you would cake batter and pour on top of chocolate mixture.

  4. Bake about 35 minutes or until cake part is done.

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The Dutch are generally regarded as one of several Germanic peoples, which explains the corruption of the German word Deutsch to Dutch; therefore, the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch are really Pennsylvania Germans.

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