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cheese and chocolate tunnel cake

(51 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Melanie Miller
Cane Ridge, TN

My husband and I love hosting friends and family for dinner. Whether it's a formal sit-down meal or just catching up on our favorite TV programs together, this recipe is always a hit. There's nothing better than putting this cake down on the table and hearing the reaction!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Can you imagine the decadence of eating chocolate cake with cheesecake inside it?! Well, that is exactly what you get with this recipe. And, it's an impressive dessert that's easy to make. The weight of the cheesecake batter sinks to the bottom of the Bundt pan. When sliced into, the chocolate cake and cheesecake layers have flipped. Drizzled with rich chocolate, it's a pretty decadent piece of cake. With the gloss of the glaze, it's beautifully presented as is. We decided to make it a little more impressive by decorating it with chocolate-covered strawberries. Your guests will be so surprised when you cut into this fantastic cake.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(51 ratings)
yield 8 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheese and chocolate tunnel cake

  • 1
    cake mix, two-layer chocolate with pudding
  • 1/3 c
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp
    corn syrup

How To Make cheese and chocolate tunnel cake

  • Preparing the cake mix.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, substituting butter for oil.
  • One cup of batter removed from the bowl.
    Reserve 1 cup of batter.
  • Chocolate batter poured into baking pan.
    Pour remaining batter into a 12 cup greased and floured fluted tube pan.
  • Cream cheese and sugar in a bowl.
    Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing well at medium speed on an electric mixer until well blended.
  • Blending in eggs.
    Blend in eggs, one at a time.
  • Cream cheese mixture poured over cake batter.
    Pour over batter in the pan.
  • Spooning reserved chocolate batter over the cream cheese mixture.
    Spoon reserved batter over cream cheese mixture.
  • Toothpick coming out of the baked cake clean.
    Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cake turned onto a wire rack to cool.
    Cool 30 minutes; remove to a wire rack.
  • Butter, chocolate and corn syrup in a saucepan.
    Combine melted butter, chocolate and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until chocolate is melted.
  • Pouring the glaze over the cooled cake.
    Pour over cooled cake.