Recipe for Chocolate Tunnel Cake

When we were at the Dewey’s for the Super Bowl party Gram made a Chocolate Tunnel Cake. The cake was rich and chocolaty, but it gets even better, there was a surprise “tunnel” of cream cheese and mini chocolate chips in the middle. You bake the cake in a bundt pan, so the cake was pretty and delicious. When you slice it you can see the tunnel of cream cheese. It was a cool looking cake! Everyone loved it!

Thanks for sharing the recipe Gram!! We always enjoy your treats.





Chocolate Tunnel Cake
Gram’s Recipe

3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. water
2/3 c. oil
2 T white vinegar
1 T vanilla

For the filling:
11 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. For the cake: Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, salt in a large bowl.
3. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
4. Pour half of the batter in a greased 10″ bundt pan.
5. Mix together filling ingredients.
6. Spread filling over the batter and top with remaining batter.
7. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
8. Cool and serve!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. If I’m not mistaken this is a very old recipe for a Bundt pan. Another I remember is the Tunnel of Love cake – I think that was mostly chocolate. Bundt pans were invented in 1950! I think everyone must own one by now πŸ™‚

  2. This cake is making me miss my grandma :P, that was sweet of her to share the recipe–the cake looks delicious and made with a lot of love!

  3. Oooh..I havent been around in blogging world for a while. But oh .. I can stop everything if I have this cake in my kitchen!! It reminds me of cake my aunt used to make.

  4. Oh my! I have been looking for a recipe like this for my dad’s bundt pan and this looks fabulous! Oh yum!It is really beautiful!

  5. This looks awesome. I’d like to know why there’s vinegar in the recipe? From what I know, vinegar gives chocolate cakes a red hue. But what’s its purpose for this cake? This recipe is slightly different than the original Tunnel of Fudge Cake recipe winner from the Pillsbury bakeoff long ago. I’m gona make this bundt cake though! Still, why the vinegar? Thanks & I luv your cookie recipes!

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