Halloween Chocolate Tunnel Cake is a moist, from scratch, dark chocolate cake filled with a tunnel of orange cheesecake center and drizzled with a cream cheese frosting. Just the right amount of festive and spooky for your Halloween party! | www.persnicketyplates.com

Halloween Chocolate Tunnel Cake

Halloween Chocolate Tunnel Cake is a moist, from scratch, dark chocolate cake filled with a tunnel of orange cheesecake center and drizzled with a cream cheese frosting. Just the right amount of festive and spooky for your Halloween party!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween chocolate tunnel cake
Servings: 16
Author: Melissa | Persnickety Plates

Ingredients

For the cake

For the cream cheese filling

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 2 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk I used 2%
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • orange, green, purple food coloring

Instructions

To make the cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously spray a bundt pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix together with a whisk.
  • Add in the eggs, oil, vanilla, and milk and milk until just combined.
  • Pour in the hot water and stir until smooth (it will look runny - this is right).

To make the Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a medium bowl, add the 2 bricks of cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix with a hand mixer on medium until smooth.
  • Add in the food coloring and mix until just combined.
  • Pour half of the chocolate batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a ring around the center of the chocolate batter. Gently smooth the cream cheese mixture with a spatula to evenly distribute.
  • Pour the remaining cake batter on top.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out cleanly.
  • Let cool then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  • Pour the frosting into 3 small bowls. Use food coloring (a very small amount) to color each bowl. I used orange, green, and purple.
  • Drizzle each color over the cooled cake.
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