Chocolate Chip Funny Cake Pie is an old recipe with timeless appeal. Chocolate fudge is topped with a soft, buttery cake and bakes inside a pie shell. Top with ice cream for a delicious pie a la mode.
Last Saturday, I ran my first half marathon. Wahoo! Running 13.1 miles was a little harder than I thought, but it was definitely worth it. I ran it around where I live, so it wasn’t anywhere tropical or a really special place. But they did hand make the medals. They were a sparkly type of glass medal, and there were all different colors! It was so much fun, although now I’m very tired and sore. After all that running, I ate and ate and ate and ate some more. Probably tons more than I actually burned during my run. But hey, I was hungry. I’m talking 2 lunches, some snacks, dinner, and ice cream to top it off. Oh and some cookies here and there too.
If you run like me and my mom, you’ll understand;)
You can’t have pie without ice cream, you can’t have ice cream without pie, and you can’t finish a long run and not have both. Pie is probably my favorite dessert, but when it’s warm, with a big scoop of ice cream on top, it’s even better! In my opinion, it’s the best way to get your strength back after a run. But it doesn’t matter why you’re eating it, because I’m here to tell you that this pie is the best with some wonderful ice cream on top. It’s great by itself, but it’s heavenly with ice cream. Ahhhh…I can just taste it right now.
So where in the world did we get the name “Funny cake pie?” Well, as much as I’d like to take credit for it, I can’t. We came across it in an old cookbook, being drawn in by the name. I wonder why they called it that though. Was it because it’s like cake, but in a pie crust, and it’s just weird? Or maybe while they were making it, they were making funny jokes? Whatever the reason, this pie is something you need to try. (Insert funny cake pie pun here.)
So let me break down the layers of this pie for ya.
First, the crust. This is just our traditional pie crust recipe. If you’ve never tried it, you need to! This pie crust is simply perfection. Just place into a pie pan and crimp the edges, just like a normal pie.
Next, the fudge sauce. This is a sauce you make by hand, but it’s quick and easy; it doesn’t even need a stove top. Just some chocolate, some sugar, a few other ingredients, pour it in the pie crust, and there you go!
Alright, now for the cake part. Whip up a nice batter, and spoon it in on top of the fudge sauce. It fills up pretty quickly, but when it comes out it’s light, sweet, and delicious. Before you bake it, though, don’t forget to sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top!
Oh yes, and the ice cream. Use vanilla, chocolate, or whatever you think is best. There you have it! The Funny Cake Pie;)
Chocolate Chip Funny Cake Pie is an old recipe with timeless appeal. Chocolate fudge is topped with a soft, buttery cake and bakes inside a pie shell.
30 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- Top Part:
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- Lower Part:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Pie pastry for 1 crust*
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar, butter, egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the baking powder and flour.
- Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture alternately with milk.
- Mix just until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and cocoa. Add the hot water and vanilla and mx until combined completely.
- Use a storebought single pie crust or your favorite pie crust recipe ( here's ours! ) and press it into a pie plate.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust, then spoon the cake batter over top the chocolate. Use the back of the spoon to gently spread the batter over top. Be careful doing this and don't worry if it doesn't cover the whole top. It will spread as it bakes. You want the fudgy chocolate to stay on the bottom of the pie and not get mixed in.
- Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the pie.
- Bake at 375 for 27-30 minutes until the cake is set.
*If you make our pie crust recipe, you can halve it since this recipe only uses a single crust.