Tunnel of Fudge Cake
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package chocolate pudding (not instant)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups walnuts, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa
- 4 -6 teaspoons milk
- Cook pudding mix and milk in med pan until it boils.
- Stir in choc chips until melted.
- Set aside.
- Heat oven to 350*.
- Grease and flour bundt pan.
- Cream sugar, butter, and shortning until fluffy.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour, milk, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
- Beat on low speed 3 minutes.
- Stir in walnuts.
- Pour half into pan.
- Spoon filling over the middle of of batter.
- Spoon remaining batter over this.
- Bake for about 55 min, until cake springs bake when touched lightly.
- Cool 1 hour.
- Remove from pan and set aside until completely cooled.
- ----------------------Glaze----- Õ.
- Mix sugar, cocoa, and enough milk to thin for glazing.
- Spoon over cooled cake, allow it to run down the sides.
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I chose this recipe after receiving a similar recipe via e-mail from cook's illustrated. This was a simpler, more economical recipe. My family loved this! I, on the other hand, thought the cake portion was not sweet enough. I will make this again, but use a little more sugar in the cake batter. Thanks for postiong, MizzNezz.
The Tunnel of Fudge Cake was the $5,000.00 winner of 1st prize in 1966. Can you imagine if that was presented today? I have made that cake for years - the pudding makes the cake so gooey and rich! It doesn't even taste like a boxed mix either. In '66 or '67, when we would make it - we would hide the cake, if not it would be gone as soon as we turned our backs. It was so very rich but delicious in very small bites. Great post! Diane :=)
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