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Tunnel of Fudge Cake III Recipe

Tunnel of Fudge Cake III

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"If you like chocolate, you'll love this chocolate cake made with fudge frosting mix and walnuts."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 or 10 inch bundt cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch bundt pan.
  2. Cream butter or margarine in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed. Add eggs one at a time. Gradually beat in sugar and continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  3. By hand, stir in the flour, fudge frosting, and walnuts until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in pan for 2 hours then remove and continue to cool if needed. Drizzle with icing or confectioner's sugar.
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Nov 12, 2008

I remember this version of the tunnel of fudge cake recipe from years ago. It is fabulous and was the winner of the Pillsbury twenty five thousand dollar bake off back in the late sixtys or early seventys. The problem is I haven't been able to find the frosting mix and I understand that the original one made by Pillsbury is no longer available because all the frostings come in cans now. But no other recipe that I've tried for the tunnel of fudge cake compares to this one!

Jan 22, 2009

This is hands down the best chocolate cake ever! Mom used to make a version very close to this for decades. Since she passed and I can't find her recipe book this is the next best thing. Thanks!


8 Ratings

Nov 23, 2013

When I made this, I left out the walnuts and lessened the sugar to a little under 1 cup. For the frosting, I used a dark chocolate frosting, so I thought it'd be sting enough. I'm not sure what made the chocolate flavor not come out in the final product, but next time I make this, I'll use the right amount of sugar and add some cocoa powder as well. Also, be sure that your eggs are up to room temp. I used mine right out of the fridge and it curdled the butter and made the batter look nasty and hard to work with :P other than my own mistakes, this is a great cake recipe: it's dense and chewy and not too too dry, but I'd recommend having this with vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream or some other type of topping. Used a chocolate coating instead of frosting, and it was great, but use frosting if possible.

Dec 21, 2013

I tried this recipe again and added 1/2 package of chocolate instant pudding. I also reduced the heat by 25 degrees because I have a Bundt pan with a dark lining. The first cake I made was really good but this cake was AMAZING! You can't use canned frosting! You have to order Jiffy frosting mixes from Amazon and use 2 boxes per recipe. When you do this you will see why this recipe won so much money!

Mar 28, 2013

I did use canned frosting as a "package" of frosting was no where to be found. Not sure if the fudge part that settled to the bottom was supposed to be the tunnel. This wasn't that fudgey or chocolaty, it was just ok. Good to know though that if you don't have chocolate in the house and you might have canned frosting that you can make a dessert with it.


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  • Calories
  • 692 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 45.2 g
  • 70%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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