Tunnel of Fudge Cake

This recipe, arguably the recipe most closely identified with the Bake-Off® Contest, mysteriously develops a "tunnel of fudge" filling as it bakes. Don't scrimp on the nuts, or it won't work!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1 3/4
cups sugar
1 3/4
cups margarine or butter, softened
6
eggs
2
cups powdered sugar
2 1/4
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
3/4
cup unsweetened cocoa
2
cups chopped walnuts*

Glaze

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened cocoa
4
to 6 teaspoons milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch tube pan. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar; blend well. By hand, stir in flour and remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter into greased and floured pan; spread evenly.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is set and edges are beginning to pull away from sides of pan.** Cool upright in pan on wire rack 1 1/2 hours. Invert onto serving plate; cool at least 2 hours.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides. Store tightly covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    570
    (
    Calories from Fat
    290),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    32g
    32%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    260mg
    260%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    62g
    62%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    43g
    43%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 1 Fruit; 6 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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