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Bundt Cake Saturday!

Morning: coooold
Mood: sugary
Music: Nina Simone

So suddenly it's bundt cake Saturday, and bundts are the last thing I've thought of this week.  After a rather intense one, I needed something fast, easy, and preferably smack in front of my face.  Luckily, the little sis read my mind, because she intuitively sent a quick and rich recipe yesterday just in time for me to scramble to come up with a bundt.  Thanks, Mari.

My thoughtful friends Jay and Sylvia surprised me last week with a bundt-o-ganza holiday package, bursting with glazes and mixes and a bundt thermometer (!) and, most excitingly, a little gadget called the Tunnel of Bundt.  (Yes, my life is pathetic.  You don't need to say it first.)  It's actually this metal insert that you bake with the cake, and once removed, it leaves a "tunnel" in the cake which you then fill with something rich and delicious like custard or pudding or ice cream or what-have-you.

So I knew I wanted to break that little puppy in, but I needed a quick recipe to make it happen, so I combined a few things and whipped up this chocolate overdose.  It should succeed in making anyone who eats it immediately diabetic.  (Great, Rach, just what you're going for.)  In the meantime, it was fast, easy and it looks kind of cute all wrapped up with a bow.  So without further adieu, let's make a


Yes, I said "tunnel of fudge."  It's not officially fudge; it's more like frosting with chocolate chips and edible glitter, but whatever.  It'll work.


1 box yellow cake mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 box instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
4 eggs
1 bag chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour your pan.  Mix cake mix, pudding, oil and water for two minutes.  Add eggs and mix for one more minute. Fold in chocolate chips by hand. Bake for 1 hour; cool for 10 minutes in pan and then remove.

Mine didn't need to bake that long; it was done in about 45 minutes.  It also overflowed the pan because of the Tunnel of Bundt insert, which resulted in burning cake on the bottom of the oven.  Nice.

Anyway, so I removed the cake and did all the cooling and inverting and whatnot, blah blah blah.  It's a little fragile because of the insert, but it worked fairly well (make sure to grease it, as well), and after the cake cooled I filled the tunnel with the above-mentioned combination of frosting, chocolate chips, and edible glitter.  Ridiculous.

Frosted the finished product with a whipped milk chocolate frosting, sprinkled a few mini chocolate chips on top, and wrapped it up with a red holiday bow that I had sitting around the house.  And that's that.  Easy.  Cute.  Sugar bomb.  What more could you want?

Recipe courtesy my sista.


Mariah said…
Fabulous! Fancy version of the chocolate chip bundt!

I made one yesterday afternoon in the cathedral pan and took it to our Christmas Party for Worship Arts (Paul's gig) at church. It was a huge success.

Yay bundts.

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