I have been looking for this recipe for a couple of months now. My best friend's mom used to make this cake often, and it was always perfect. My turn! :) Tunnel Of Fudge Cake: A Mid-Century Recipe Test.
I was so glad to find this recipe. Many years ago I baked the "Tunnel of Fudge" cake. I found my old recipe while getting ready for Christmas baking. Will try this version soon...always a crowd pleaser.
The original tunnel-of-fudge cake won second place in the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest for the late Ella Rita Helfrich of Houston That version used a fudge icing mix to create a gooey chocolate center But Pillsbury discontinued the icing mix, and the resulting clamor of home bakers led Pillsbury to release a recipe for making tunnel-of-fudge cake from scratch