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Fudgy Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake Recipe

Fudgy Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake

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"A dense tunnel of chocolaty cream cheese winds through this cake, which is so decadent, yet surprisingly easy."

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Original recipe makes 1 -10-inch Bundt cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch tube or Bundt pan, tapping out excess.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips.
  3. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, and melted chocolate until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the cake mix, coffee, oil, and eggs until just mixed. Pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. Mound the cream cheese mixture around the pan, but do not spread to the edges.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour in the pan before inverting.
  6. To prepare the glaze, heat 1/2 cup heavy cream in small saucepan over medium heat until the edges are bubbly. Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and stir until melted and smooth. Simmer one minute, until slightly thickened. Pour glaze over the cake, letting it to flow down the sides. Cool completely, allowing the glaze to set. Store in the refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 29, 2006

To avoid the "hole in the center" when the cream cheese tunnel doesn't hold up to slicing, add an egg and 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 tsp. baking powder to the cream cheese mixture. Yummy cake!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2003

This cake is very unique and rich. I did like it but I probably won't make it again. Everyone who tried it liked it but I prefer really moist chocolate cakes. The cream cheese part is moist but not the actual cake. Maybe it is the type of mix I use I'm not too sure but overall it is very unique and chocolatey. It tastes really good with milk and really looks beautiful with the icing.


74 Ratings

Nov 11, 2003

This was delicious. I actually made two cakes: one as listed here and the second I used white chocolate chips. Everyone preferred the white chocolate center. Also, on the second cake I sprinkled the pecans on top instead of in it (in case someone doesn't like nuts), increased the cream used in the cream cheese mixture by 2 tablespoons, and made a white chocolate glaze to compliment the chocolate glaze. Yummy!

Dec 11, 2003

My coworkers and my husband loved this! I'm not usually a chocolate lover, but it tastes like a chocolate cake with cheesecake in the middle. Yum! I did add an egg to the cream cheese mixture before baking and it turned out perfectly. I will definitely make this again!

Oct 22, 2004

This cake was fabulous! We poured a raspberry coulis over each piece before serving. Delicious! I made this cake in a bundt pan, and it seemed like there was almost too much filling. Next time I may cut the filling in half. ---- Just made this for the second time, and used white chocolate chips for the filling and only 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese. Worked great. The whole cake dissapeared very quickly. I suggest to serve this cake cold. OH, I also omited the nuts.

Nov 11, 2003

This cake is to die for! I didn't make the glaze; instead I melted some semisweet, milk and white chocolate chips (separately) and drizzled them alternatively over the cake. I then put shavings of white and milk chocolate on top. What a presentation!

Jul 23, 2003

I think this cake was wonderful!! I will make this cake for the hoilday season. for a helpful tip add one egg to the cream cheese mix it will mak it stay very well put togther!!

Mar 25, 2003

YUMmy!!! This cake is so good. I served it at a cinco de Mayo party we had lastnight and everyone loved it. I did not serve it cold but would recomend doing so, It's even better today cold, I can't get enough of this delicous, scrumptious cake and so easy to make. I made it without nuts and substituted the coffee for choclate milk and put melted whhite choclate and dark cholclate chips, beautiful and tasty!!!


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  • Calories
  • 632 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 42.7 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

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

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