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Coconut “Tunnel Of Fudge” Bundt Cake

Chocolate fudge cake batter wrapped in a coconut cake batter hug. Have mercy.

I did it again. I can’t seem to help myself. Like the lead character in the movie Julie & Julia, I seem determined to cook my way through The Pioneer Woman website. This time it’s cake. Easy, delicious bundt cake. And because I rarely follow directions or color within the lines, I had to put my own spin on it. Click here to see Ree’s original recipe for Pistachio Cake. If you’re a pistachio fan, I’m sure you’ll love her version. And while I do enjoy a good watergate salad every 20 years or so, my love of all things pistachio rates a solid “not so much.” Instead, I decided to swap the pistachio for coconut. Here’s how I did it:

NanaBread’s Coconut “Tunnel of Fudge” Bundt Cake
• 1 box white cake mix
• 1 package (4 ozs.) vanilla instant pudding mix
• ½ cup cream of coconut
• ¾ cup sweetened coconut flakes
• 1 tsp. almond extract
• ½ cup water
• ½ cup vegetable oil
• 4 whole eggs
• ¾ cup Smuckers Special Recipe Dark Chocolate ice cream topping

Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease and flour a bundt pan. Mix all ingredients except the dark chocolate ice cream topping and beat with a mixer for 2 minutes on medium-high. Pour ¾ of the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Add the chocolate topping to the remaining batter in the bowl (I microwaved it for 45 seconds to loosen it up first) and mix well. Pour the chocolate batter over the coconut batter. Bake for one hour at 350F, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate or cake stand. You can frost or glaze it if you like, but I’m a plain bundt cake kind of girl. I like the portability of an unfrosted slice. Another great thing about unfrosted bundt cake – it freezes well. Just wrap leftover slices in Glad Wrap (it’s the best) and put the wrapped slices into a freezer container with a tight-fitting lid. Any time you NEED a piece of cake (and we all do from time to time), unwrap a slice and microwave it for 30 seconds or so. Presto. Cake. Anytime. And it’s perfectly portable. Just don’t carry it with you to the bathroom scales.

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