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Tunnel of Fudge Cake Recipe

Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin.

A grand winner in a national baking contest! Very rich and moist with a buttery flavor.


  • Cake:

    • 1 3/4 cups butter or margarine, softened 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar.
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 cups powered sugar
    • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup cocoa
    • 2 cups chopped walnuts*

  • Glaze:

    • 3/4 cup powered sugar
    • 1/4 cup cocoa
    • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 12 cup Bundt Pan. In large bowl beat margarine and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add powdered sugar; blend well. By hand, stir in remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 58-62 minutes**. Cool upright in pan on cooling rack 1 hour, invert onto serving plate. Cool completely.

In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until well blended. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides. Store tightly covered.

*Nuts are essential for the success of the recipe.

**Since this cake has a soft tunnel of fudge, ordinary doneness test cannot be used. Accurate oven temperature and baking time are critical.

High Altitude - Above 3500 feet; Increase flour to 2 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons.

Serving Size: Makes 16 Servings

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