Tunnel of Fudge Cake, Gluten-free

From: Art of Gluten-Free Baking (http://artofglutenfreebaking.com)

-adapted from The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, by Jessie Oleson Moore


For the Cake
1 ¾ cups (2 1/2 sticks; 288 g) unsalted butter, softened
1 ¾ cups (375 g) granulated sugar
5 extra-large eggs (or 6 large eggs)
2 cups (225 g) confectioner’s sugar
2 ¼ cups (315 g) Jeanne’s Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour mix
¾ cup (67 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups (240 g) nuts of your choice, toasted and chopped (don’t skimp on the nuts—they are key to the recipe)
melted butter and tapioca flour for the pan

For the Glaze
¾ cup (85 g) confectioner’s sugar
¼ cup (25 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ½ to 3 tablespoons milk of your choice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and flour a 9-10 cup Bundt pan with the melted butter and tapioca flour.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium high until fluffy—about 1 minute. Add the granulated sugar, and beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually add the confectioner’s sugar, beating on low to combine, and then beat on medium high for 1 minute.

Gradually add the flour and beat on low until combined. Add the nuts and beat until just combined.  Remove the bowl from the mixer and mix by hand with a spoon–scraping the bottom of the bowl to be sure there is no leftover dry mixture left there.

Scrape batter into your prepared Bundt pan and smooth top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes—until the cake starts to come away from the edges. The toothpick test won’t work for this cake—the inside is supposed to be a little underdone and fudgey.

Cool in pan, on wire rack until warm—about 1 ½ hours (let it cool the full amount of time). Carefully unmold onto wire rack and let cool completely before glazing

Make the Glaze
Sift the confectoner’s sugar and cocoa powder together into a small bowl. Add the milk, whisking to combine. At first it seems like there isn’t enough milk—whisk completely before deciding to add more milk. The glaze should be thick but pourable.  Carefully the pour the glaze over the top of the cake, letting the glaze drip down both sides.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.