Cake Pie

A great choice if you're not certain if you want a cake or a pie. This recipe is truly a keeper…. delicious!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Your favorite pie crusts

Instructions
 

  • Sauce: melt 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate with 1/2 cup water
  • Add 2/3 cup sugar
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat: stir in 1/4 cup butter & 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Set Aside
  • Cake Batter: stir together 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Add 1/4 cup shortening, 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Beat 2 minutes medium speed on mixer
  • Scrape sides & bottom of bowl constantly
  • Add 1 egg
  • Beat 2 minutes more scrapping bowl
  • Pour cake batter into pie shell
  • Stir sauce & pour carefully over cake batter
  • Sprinkle top with 1/2 finely chopped walnuts
  • Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center comes out clean
  • Serve warm, if desired