Post by Chris in NM on Nov 15, 2009 8:39:42 GMT -6
Tunnel of Fudge Cake
This recipe, arguably the recipe most closely identified with the Bake-Off® Contest, mysteriously develops a "tunnel of fudge" filling as it bakes. Don't scrimp on the nuts, or it won't work!
Cake 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups margarine or butter, softened 6 eggs 2 cups powdered sugar 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 cups chopped walnuts* Glaze 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 4 to 6 teaspoons milk
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch tube pan. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar; blend well. By hand, stir in flour and remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter into greased and floured pan; spread evenly. 2. Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is set and edges are beginning to pull away from sides of pan.** Cool upright in pan on wire rack 1 1/2 hours. Invert onto serving plate; cool at least 2 hours. 3. In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides. Store tightly covered. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Increase flour to 2 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons. Bake as directed above. www.pillsbury.com/recipes/ShowRecipe.aspx?rid=11510