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!
halloween chocolate tunnel cake
Melissa | Persnickety Plates
For the cake
dark chocolate cocoa powder
I used Hershey's Special Dark
I used 2%
For the cream cheese filling
8 oz each of cream cheese, at room temp
orange food coloring
For the cream cheese frosting
at room temp
I used 2%
orange, green, purple food coloring
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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