Pretend you 're making a cake, pour the batter into a pie shell, top with chocolate frosting and nuts, and bake. That 's it. What a neat pie ...cake.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
- 1 1/2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 cup water
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a small pan, melt the chocolate with the water. Stir in 2/3 cup sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter or margarine and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Set aside.
Blend together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed to mix. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Mix in the egg. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into the pastry lined pan. Stir chocolate mixture, and pour over batter. Sprinkle with the nuts.
Bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes. Serve warm.