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Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

Chocolate fudge bundt cake – dense, brownie-like cake topped with dark chocolate ganache. Rich chocolate fudge runs through each slice.

This is a view of the unsliced cake from about 45 degrees above. About one third of the left side of the cake is cut off in the photo. The top and about two thirds of the sides are covered in dark chocolate ganache. The cake sites on a white plate which is on a bright orange and pink cloth.

This is a recipe I modified from one my sister left behind when she died. She left behind a list of ingredients and a title so it was a little like a technical challenge on the Great British Baking show.

Hers was supposed to be a tunnel of fudge cake, but when I followed her recipe, there was no fudge.

I created a tunnel of fudge by making a chocolate cream cheese filling. Later, I found out that traditional tunnel of fudge cakes are a bit underbaked so the fudge is actually raw dough.

A slice of chocolate fudge bundt cake sits on a white plate with lacey edges. There is a circle of dark fudge surrounded by chocolate cake at the top of the slice. The thick dark chocolate ganache tops the cake and continues about two thirds down the sides.

Since this cake isn’t really a classic tunnel of fudge, I’ve renamed it more appropriately here.

So, what exactly is a chocolate fudge bundt cake? Glad you asked. Imagine a dense-brownie-like cake with rich chocolate fudge running through each slice. Top that with a dark chocolate ganache and you’ve got chocolate fudge bundt cake.

This is a view of the unsliced cake from about 45 degrees above. The top and about two thirds of the sides are covered in dark chocolate ganache. The cake sites on a white plate which is on a bright orange and pink cloth.

Yield: 16 slices

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

This is a view of the unsliced cake from about 45 degrees above. The top and about two thirds of the sides are covered in dark chocolate ganache. The cake sites on a white plate which is on a bright orange and pink cloth.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • ½ cup scalded milk
  • 2 ounces (⅓ cup) dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ¼ cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Fudge Filling

  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Cake

  1. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
  2. Put milk in a 2 cup measuring cup and heat on high for 1 minute. Add chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes then stir until chocolate is completely melted, set aside to cool.
  3. Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture and mix again.
  4. Combine flour, salt, cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Add to batter and mix just until combined.
  5. Make the fudge filling by mixing the cream cheese, melted chocolate and whipping cream together until well mixed.
  6. Spread about 1/3 of the batter into a greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan. Spoon the fudge filling in a ring. Leave about an inch of batter on the inside and outside of the line of filling. Then add the rest of the batter to the pan.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, until edges start to pull away from sides of pan and are just starting to brown.
  8. Let cake cool in pan for 2 hours before inverting onto a cake plate. Let cool completely before topping with ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Place chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl.
  2. In a separate heat proof bowl, heat whipping cream in the microwave on high for about 50-60 seconds, to steaming hot but not boiling. (You can also do this on the stovetop.)
  3. Pour heated cream over chocolate chips and let rest for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth. Let cool for 5-10 minutes then drizzle over top of cake. Let ganache set before serving cake.



Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 49gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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