tunnel of fudge cake

★★★★★ 2
★★★★★ 2
serves 14

Ingredients For tunnel of fudge cake

  • 1/2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 6
    eggs
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/4 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    cocoa powder
  • 2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    milk

How To Make tunnel of fudge cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Grease a 12-cup bundt pan or 10\" angel food tube pan.
  • 3
    Dust with flour; tap out excess.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 6
    Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until well blended.
  • 7
    By hand, stir in flour, 3/4 cup cocoa and nuts; mix until well blended.
  • 8
    Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • 9
    Bake 58 to 62 minutes.
  • 10
    Since this cake has a soft tunnel of fudge, ordinary doneness test cannot be used.
  • 11
    Accurate oven temperature and baking time are critical.
  • 12
    Let cake cool upright in pan on a rack for 1 hour; then invert onto serving plate and let cool completely.
  • 13
    To make glaze, in a small bowl, combine remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa, and milk.
  • 14
    Mix until well blended.
  • 15
    Spoon glaze over top of cool cake, allowing some to run down sides.
  • 16
    Store cake tightly covered.
  • 17
    ** Nuts are essential for the success of this recipe.

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