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Chocolate Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Another fabulous cake that my mother would make for our family. This is a rich chocolate cake with a walnut fudge-filled center to die ordinary bundt cake. Gets rave reviews from everyone, and it is ridiculously simple to make. Note that walnuts are necessary for the success of this recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: One Bundt Cake, 12 generous servings


1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

1 3/4 cups softened unsalted butter

6 eggs

2 cups powdered sugar

In separate large bowl, mix together:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup dark cocoa powder

2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)

2 cups chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour Bundt pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Gradually add the powdered sugar, blending well. In small batches, with mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture until blended thoroughly. Stir in chopped walnuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately one hour. Cool on wire rack til pan is slightly warm to the touch, 45 minutes to an hour. Invert on serving plate and cool completely.

While cooling, make simple chocolate glaze:

Combine 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp milk or cream. Once cake has cooled, spoon over top of bundt cake, allowing glaze to flow down sides of cake.

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