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Quick Tunnel Of Fudge Cake

Filling:

1 1/2 cups milk

1 package chocolate fudge pudding and

     pie filling mix (not instant)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon butter

 

Cake:

1 package devil’s food cake mix with pudding

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup water

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups finely chopped walnuts

 

Place the milk in a medium-size saucepan and whisk in the pudding mix.  Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil, 4 to 5 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and butter.  Stir until the pudding is smooth and thickened and the chocolate has melted.  Set the pan aside.

 

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350˚F.  Lightly mist a 12-cup Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray, then dust with flour.  Shake out the excess flour.  Set the pan aside.

 

Place the cake mix, oil, sour cream, water, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.  Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.  Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed.  The batter should look thick and well combined.  Fold in the walnuts, making sure they are well distributed throughout the batter.  

 

Reserve 2 cups of the batter.  Pour the remaining batter into the prepared pan.  Spoon the pudding filling in a ring on top of the batter, making sure it does not touch the sides of the pan.  Spoon the reserved batter over the filling, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula.  Place the pan in the oven.

 

Bake the cake until it springs back when lightly pressed with your finger and is just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan, 45 to 50 minutes.  Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.  Run a long sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto a rack to cool completely, 20 minutes more.

 

Meanwhile, prepare Icing.

 

Place the cake on a serving platter and pour the warm icing over it.  Let the cake rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

 

Slice and serve.

 

Icing

1 cup granulated sugar

5 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup whole milk

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

Place the sugar, butter, and milk in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir until the mixture comes to a boil, 3 to 4 minutes.  Still stirring, let the mixture boil until the sugar dissolves, 1 minute.  Remove the pan from the heat.

 

Stir in the chocolate chips, and continue to stir until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate has melted.

 

Spread the icing over the cooled cake.

 

Recipe from:  Chocolate Cake Mix Doctor - By Anne Byrn