Who says you can't please everyone? We think you can with this Chocolate-PHILADELPHIA Tunnel Cake—and you'll be pleased to see how simple it is to make.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2-1/4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (18 oz.), softened, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla, divided
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Beat 2 pkg. cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg and 1 tsp. vanilla with mixer until blended.
Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Pour half the batter into greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture into ring around center of cake batter; cover with remaining cake batter.
Bake 45 min. or until toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min. Loosen cake from sides of pan with knife; invert onto wire rack. Gently remove pan. Cool cake completely.
Whisk remaining cream cheese and vanilla with powdered sugar and milk until blended; drizzle over cake. Let stand until glaze is firm.
Since this impressive cake serves 16 people, it makes a great dessert to serve at your special occasion.
To instead prepare as cupcakes, line 24 muffin pan cups with paper liners. Prepare cake batter and cream cheese mixture as directed. Spoon 1/4 cup cake batter into each prepared muffin cup; top with 1 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture and an additional 1/4 cup cake batter. Bake 20 to 22 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely. Prepare cream cheese glaze as directed; drizzle over cupcakes. Makes 24 servings.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.