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
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
½ 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
⅓ 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!
I love the combination of cheesecake and chocolate. I definitely putting this one on my list to make!
WOW!Looks so moist and yummy. What a great treat.
Wow, it looks really rich and moist and delicious! I have got to start making more cakes!
Chocolate Tunnel Cakes are scrumptious and this one looks so moist and delicious!
What a rich looking cake! It’s calling my name!
Maria, I want you to be my dietician….a big slab o
cake over here please.
It’s singing to me maria…I’m in love with this tunnel…YUM!!
Anything that involves cream cheese and chocolate HAS to be a winner!
What a delicious cake! It looks so moist!
Wow they look creamy delicous. And so moist too.
yum, i’d tunnel right through this cake 🙂
Mmm, how decadent! I want a slice of that please =(
What’s better than cake with a surprise?
That cake looks moist and delicious! Scrummy!
How scrumptious!! I love surprises!
A chcolate cake w/ a cream cheese middle..Oh heaven!
My chocolate loving family would love that! It looks great!
i’d like to travel through a tunnel of chocolate. 🙂
luscious cake, maria. 🙂
I really need a bundt pan. This looks so good
That looks really great!!!
Mmmm I think I love Gram!! 😀
You are making me drool girl. This looks fantastic.
So delicious looking. Cheesecake and chocolate is one of my favorite pairings! Family recipes are always the best!
This reminds me of Grandma also looks great.
This looks awesome! I will definitley make it! Great shots of the bundt cake!
Oh, AWESOME. Suddenly I miss my Bundt pan back at home a millionfold!
Yum! That looks delicious!
mmm. it’s like a black bottom cupcake! looks so good i want a piece right now!
OMG.. I think anything would be better with a surprise tunnel of cream cheese. YUM!
I love the way the cake looks so shiny and inviting on the outside. The tunnel part sounds terrific.
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 🙂
That looks fabulous!
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!
wow, that looks moist & delicious
This looks delicious, as do many other things here on your blog. Yum!
Now this sounds like the perfect cake that you just can’t have 1 slice of!
I love this it looks so moist and delicious!
Your Chocolate Tunnel Cake is absolutely gorgeous Maria!! I must put this on baking list to do!
Looks so moist and delicious! I could get lost in a tunnel like that!
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.
Sounds great! Looks so yummy!
Love the looks of this! The cream cheese filling makes it soooo yummy!
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!
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!
I am not sure why-I got the recipe from Gram, but I know it tastes good:)
Ooooh, I know this one! Vinegar is an acid, baking soda is a base. Combined, they produce bubbles of carbon dioxide which make the cake rise. The chemical reaction doesn’t last long, though, so it’s important that once combined, you need to get the batter into the oven ASAP. For that reason, it might be a good idea to make the filling first.
Mmmmm! Made this yesterday with two tweaks: coffee instead of water, and I didn’t have mini chips so I chopped up some regular-sized ones. The oil in the cake gave the outside an almost brownie-like chewiness (that’s a good thing). The tanginess of the cream cheese kept it from being too sweet. I love the fact that the whole thing only uses one egg; so many bundts take 4-6 & I hate using up half a carton just to bake a cake. If I were serving this to guests I would probably sprinkle some sifted powdered sugar over the top just to pretty it up a little, but it doesn’t really need any topping at all.
Turned out beautiful. I added some cream cheese frosting and my guests loved it.