VernaAlisa Posted April 12, 2006 08:02 AM

3 (9") unbaked pie crusts
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs
1 c. milk
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

Combine 1 cup sugar, cocoa, water, and 1 tsp. vanilla in a
saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat to the boiling point, but
do not boil. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together 1 1/2
cups sugar and butter. Beat in eggs. Stir in milk and 1 tsp.
vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; mix into the creamed
mixture. Divide batter into the pastry shells. Pour 1/3 of the
cocoa mixture on top of the cake batter in each pastry shell.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or
till cake is done.