Funny Cake

A Mennonite favorite!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar, cocoa, hot water and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, cream together 2 cups sugar, eggs and oil, then add remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour creamed mixture into two (9-inch) pie crusts and then pour chocolate mixture on top.
  5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Test with a wooden pick for doneness.

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