Jul 26, 2009

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

This isn't the Tunnel of Fudge Cake recipe that won the Pillsbury Bake-Off, but it's still a big winner. This cake is rich and chocolaty and has a soft center. My family calls this "Chocolate Cake with Custard-Like Filling." Kind of an unwieldy, unnecessarily descriptive name. I call it Tunnel of Fudge Cake because that's what it is. Whatever you call it, it is very good.

1 cup butter
8 oz semisweet chocolate
5 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
Dash of salt

Melt butter and chocolate together. Beat eggs and sugar until light yellow; add chocolate mixture. Mix in flour and salt. Turn into a well-greased, lightly floured 9 1/2 to 10" tube pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Cake will not be firm on the inside. Do not overbake. Cool and unmold. I usually dust the cooled cake with confectioner's sugar and serve it with either ice cream or whipped cream.