Recipe: Funny Cake

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For those of you who wish summertime at KCRW meant Cake-A-Day, here’s a compromise: a dessert made up of cake batter baked in a pie shell.

It’s called Funny Cake, and it’s a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch treat. (It began as a sweet breakfast, but gradually people started eating it after dinner, too.)

This recipe comes from Jennie Cook’s Who Wants Seconds?: Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone in Between. The book is due out in October.

Find your baking instructions below, and click here to enter YOUR delicious pie (or pies) in the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest on Saturday, September 7th at LACMA.

We also hope to see you at tonight’s Pie Contest Benefit Dinner at Cook’s County.