Fudgy Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake

Fudgy Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake


"A dense tunnel of chocolaty cream cheese winds through this cake, which is so decadent, yet surprisingly easy."


2 h 35 m servings 632 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 632 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 42.7 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.8g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch tube or Bundt pan, tapping out excess.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips.
  3. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, and melted chocolate until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the cake mix, coffee, oil, and eggs until just mixed. Pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. Mound the cream cheese mixture around the pan, but do not spread to the edges.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour in the pan before inverting.
  6. To prepare the glaze, heat 1/2 cup heavy cream in small saucepan over medium heat until the edges are bubbly. Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and stir until melted and smooth. Simmer one minute, until slightly thickened. Pour glaze over the cake, letting it to flow down the sides. Cool completely, allowing the glaze to set. Store in the refrigerator.
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  1. 74 Ratings


To avoid the "hole in the center" when the cream cheese tunnel doesn't hold up to slicing, add an egg and 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 tsp. baking powder to the cream cheese mixture. Yummy cake!

This was delicious. I actually made two cakes: one as listed here and the second I used white chocolate chips. Everyone preferred the white chocolate center. Also, on the second cake I sprinkled...

My coworkers and my husband loved this! I'm not usually a chocolate lover, but it tastes like a chocolate cake with cheesecake in the middle. Yum! I did add an egg to the cream cheese mixture ...