Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chocolate and Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake


This is a rich chocolate cake with a tunnel of cream cheese running through it. The cake itself is very moist due to the addition of yogurt. It may look complicated, but it only takes a few simple steps to make this delicious cake.


Ingredients are as follows:

Cake:
2 C sugar
1 3/4 C flour
3/4 C cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
6 ounces Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
1/2 C oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C hot coffee (or hot water)

Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour a nine inch tube pan. 

Put sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Mix until combined.


Add the eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla. Mix again.


Once the dry and wet ingredients are mixed together, slowly pour the hot coffee in and mix (by hand or else you'll have a big mess) until incorporated.


Pour chocolate batter into prepared tube pan; set aside. Now cream together the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla.


Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate batter. Do not mix, this will sink during baking, giving you the "tunnel" effect.


Bake in pre-heated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and flip it right side up so your cream cheese tunnel is on top.


Slice, serve and enjoy!


41 comments:

  1. OMG that looks like the best cake ever! I am so bookmarking your page!
    And to answer my question. I would not really want to see myself on tv. Ya know how the camera adds 10 lbs...but I would love to get a makeover for either myself or my closet!

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  2. wow holy yumminess this looks amazing! I am def going to be trying this recipe out thanks so much for sharing! Can you believe it that I've never actually made a cake from scratch I've always done box ones (ooh I'm so embarrassed lol) This will be my first :)

    My Adventures in Mommyland

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  3. Oh yum! 2 of my favorite things combined. It looks absolutely wonderful.

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  4. That looks really yummy! You can't go wrong with cream cheese and chocolate! :)

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  5. Do you really have to put the coffee in? I hate coffee taste. But, I think I'd really like the cake. Thanks for posting Sandy

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  6. You can substitute hot water for the coffee.

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  7. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS (don't forget to add a link back to the linky party!!!). Your cake look delicious. Next week we have a different theme, so please come back and check it out again! Thanks again!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

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  8. Chocolate & Cream Cheese, what more do we need?! Will have to try this recipe, looks sinfully sweet! Please consider sharing your yummy recipe with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S., link is open til Tues. evening. Happy to be your newest follower. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh boy does that ever look good. What a luscious cream cheese layer and I love how thick it is. Great idea to make a chocolate cake doubly delicious. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  10. I am visiting from 'for the love of blogs' and wanted to tell you that this recipe looks AMAZING!!!! wow

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  11. That looks amazing! I had a Latin teacher in high school that would add sour cream to her cookies to make them moist--sounds like the yogurt here does the same thing :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh GOSH!!! That looks and sounds soooo delicious!!! Just made my shopling list, and running to the store for some ingredients.

    ~ definitely your follower from now on ;-)

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  13. Oh my...it couldn't get much better than this.This is a great treat. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

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  14. Love this recipe!!! I will be adding to my to do list!! Looks so moist and yummy! How can you resist. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thank you so much for linking this yummy treat to my blog bash K.I.S.S., much appreciated. Hope you will link up ideas on Sunday. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  16. That lookd awesome (o:
    Following you from Life As Supermom
    http://lifeassupermom.blogspot.com/

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  17. New follower here and whoa this looks yummy and best yet, it looks like something I could modify to be a lower carb version (been on low carb since 2007 and 50+ pounds ago) -- thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  18. Oh yum! Who can beat cream cheese filled cake!? :P I want a big piece now.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  19. That does look complicated at first, but WELL worth the effort. Great idea! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  20. Hi Lisa,
    I am so excited that you brought your wonderful Chocolate Cream Cheese Tunnel Cake to share with us today. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  21. Hmmmmm, this is decadent and I like it! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Pat

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  22. It is funny, I don't "Love" cheesecake, but I do love desserts with cream cheese in them! Yum and thanks.

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  23. Chocolate and cheesecake? Yum!!!


    I'm hosting a weekly link up called Sweet Tooth Friday. I'd love to have you share your recipe. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/10/spicy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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  24. Looking forward to more of your yummy posts. I have nominated your for some fun awards, please stop by my blog to see...

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  25. A whole cup of coffee and cream cheese! That's got to be good!

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  26. That tunnel looks delicious! I'll definitely have to give this one a try. Yummy! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  27. this looks absolutely amazing - and so moist! I love anything with cream cheese :)

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  28. Looks delicious! Would love for you to share the recipe at Whatcha Baking Wednesday!

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  29. This looks so yummy! I'm having a linky party, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love chocolate cake recipes that use coffee - makes the flavor so rich! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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  32. I love how simple yet divine this recipe is! You seriously knocked it out of the park with this one!

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  33. I don't have a tube pan. Could I use my bundt cake pan instead? Would I have to change baking time and temp??

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    1. A bundt pan would work fine! The time and temperature would remain the same :)

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  34. Hi, this is the first time looking at your blog, wow, this cake looks too good to be true :) I am in Finland so will convert the US measurements, I've also never heard of a tube pan! but I will try the bundt pan too

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  35. This look amazing! Do you think it'll work as cupcakes?

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  36. It didn't work at all for me. The cream cheese didn't "sink" whatsoever.

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    1. I've made it several times and it always works...I have no idea why it didn't sink.

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