Mennonite Funny Cake

If you enjoy cake and pie, this recipe is for you! A pie that tastes like a cake and a Mennonite favourite!


120 ml (½ cup) granulated sugar
60 ml (¼ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
120 ml (½ cup) hot water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
240 ml (1 cup) granulated sugar
1 large egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
120 ml (½ cup) milk
240 ml (1 cup) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
23 cm (9 inch) pie crust, unbaked


Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

Combine 120 ml (½ cup sugar), cocoa, hot water, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl, then set aside.

In separate mixing bowl, cream together 240 ml (1 cup) sugar, egg, and oil, then add remaining ingredients. Pour creamed mixture into pie crust, then pour chocolate mixture over top.

Bake for approximately 45 minutes. When time has elapsed, test with wooden toothpick to check if ready. If done, take out and serve warm or let cool for later enjoyment.

Credit: Recipe Zazz