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Nov 7, 2007 02:18 PM

need a "tunnel of fudge" cake recipe

from scratch please!!

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  1. The "from scratch"note is sorta interesting, as I believe this was a VERY popular long ago winner of the Pillsbury Bake-off!

    A google produced this link:,1-0...

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    1. re: Quine

      thank you, i had no idea this was originally a scratch recipe. i remembered the pillsbury part, but sadly enough the name conjures up images of boxed cake mixes now.

      1. re: tastycakes

        It is not a from scratch recipe...the Pillsbury bake-off is a contest where you must use their product as part of the recipe! Tunnel of Fudge is a cake box recipe.

        the "from scratch" recipes are "reverse engineering"?

        1. re: Quine

          I don't think that's quite right - Pillsbury's products include flour, sugar, butter, nuts . . . so I'm pretty sure you can satisfy the bake-off rules with a "from scratch" recipe. I have a Pillsbury cookie cookbook which includes a number of bake-off winning recipes that don't rely on mixes.

          1. re: cookie monster

            The recipe calls for Pillsbury flour--here's a link to Pillsbury's own website with the recipe posted:

            Incidentally, Pillsbury was a Minneapolis based company and the inventor of the bundt cake pan was Nordic Ware, also a Minnesota-based company.


            1. re: cookie monster

              They have an odd assortment of rules but you can use Pillsbury flour and Land o' Lakes butter, Domino sugar and satisfy the rules.

        2. re: Quine

          re "Tunnel of Fudge: recipe and bundt pans, perhaps this article will be of interest.

          1. re: Quine

            Fascinating! The recipe only won second place. I wonder what the first place winner was that year? Funny that the no-longer available frosting was the Pillsbury ingredient, not the Pillsbury flour.

            Next week, November 15, is apparently National Bundt Pan Day (who decides these things)? If only I weren't on a diet, I could celebrate by making a tunnel of fudge cake. I wouldn't suppose there's a "lite" version out there? Maybe a tunnel of fruit angel cake of some sort? HA!


        3. This month's ~Cooks Country actually has a recipe for tunnel of fudge cake. Apparently, the original tunnel of fudge cake used the frosting mix that was discontinued so you can't use the original recipe.

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          1. re: choctastic

            choctastic --that is also my understanding; it was the frosting product that was the "tunnel of fudge."