I have been looking for this recipe for a couple of months now. My best friend's mom used to make this cake often, and it was always perfect. My turn! :) Tunnel Of Fudge Cake: A Mid-Century Recipe Test.
Tunnel of Fudge Cake - this is a Pillsbury Bake Off recipe that I have made a zillion times. It is delicious, rich and moist - with a cool little tunnel of gooey fudge runing through each slice. The secret to a good tunnel is making the cake the day before you serve it, and letting it sit. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream...Yummm!
All Hail the Tunnel of Fudge Cake! Not only does this amazing cake have a hilarious name (snicker) and an impeccable Mid-Century pedigree (it was a runner-up in the famous 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off) …
The original tunnel-of-fudge cake won second place in the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest for the late Ella Rita Helfrich of Houston. That version used a fudge icing mix to create a gooey chocolate center. But Pillsbury discontinued the icing mix, and the resulting clamor of home bakers led Pillsbury to release a recipe for making tunnel-of-fudge cake from scratch. (Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
tunnel of fudge cake ~T~ if you love chocolate you will love this cake. When the batter cooks up there is a yummy fudgy- pudding like tunnel inside and a ganache ( truffle like ) glaze. This is seriously one of my favorite chocolate desserts.