Decadent tunnel of fudge cake

March 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Tunnel of fudge cake! A recipe for a decadent bundt cake from Leah Rodemeyer, co-owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes in Los Gatos.

Tunnel of Fudge Cake Recipe


  • 1 3/4 Cups Butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 2 Cups Chopped Walnuts


  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons Milk


Heat Oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 12 cup Bundt pan. In large bowl beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Gradually add powdered sugar; blend well. By hand, stir in remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake for 58-62 minutes.

**Cool upright in pan on cooling rack1 hour, invert onto serving plate.

Cool completely. In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until well blended. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides. Store tightly covered. 16 servings.


*Nuts are essential for the success of the recipe.

**Since this cake has a soft tunnel of fudge, ordinary doneness test cannot be used. Accurate oven temperature and baking time are critical.

***High Altitude - Above 3500 feet; Increase flour to 2 1/2 Cups plus 3 Tablespoons

About Nothing Bundt Cakes, Los Gatos:
Nothing Bundt Cakes Los Gatos opened on October 15, 2008. The owners are Eric and Joni Curtis and Brent and Leah Rodemeyer. Eric and Joni lived in Henderson, NV where they discovered Nothing Bundt Cakes. For years Eric and Brent talked about opening up a restaurant of some sort. Once Eric and Joni heard that Nothing Bundt Cakes started to franchise, they invited Brent and Leah to join them in opening up a Nothing Bundt Cakes in their hometown of Los Gatos!

Nothing Bundt Cakes: How it all started
Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz had always been friends but this dynamic duo never expected their business venture would take off like it has over the past ten years. These "mompreneurs" put their cake and frosting recipes together and "volia" it was a match made in heaven. What started as humble beginnings in their home kitchens has turned into a multi-million dollar dream a decade later. Nothing Bundt Cakes is on the verge of becoming a national craze as they expand their brand nationwide with the Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise program. Currently there are 13 Nothing Bundt Cakes stores located throughout the West Coast with another 5-10 locations opening before the end of 2009. Nothing Bundt Cakes has locations in Los Gatos and Dublin.