When I started this little baking project I intended to make a tunnel of fudge cake. However, when I inverted the bundt pan, I ended up with a nice ring of fudge on my countertop. It was a tunnel of fudge disaster! The cake was too delicious to throw away, but as you can see from the photo below, it was not presentable in its disastrous state. My husband suggested that I just make cake balls, and I ended up being really pleased with the results. Unlike traditional cake balls, I didn't add any frosting to the cake mixture - the fudge was gooey enough to hold the balls together once I mixed up everything. See my previous post for instructions on making cake balls.
I started the cake by adding butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla to a large mixer bowl.
The mixture was creamed until very light and fluffy.
Eggs and chocolate were mixed in.
After the flour mixture and nuts were added, the batter was poured into the bundt pan and placed in the oven.
Disaster strikes! I quickly turned the pan back over to prevent anymore of the cake from spilling onto my countertop. There was only one thing I could do...
So I put the cake in a bowl...
...and turned the disaster into cake balls.
The balls were dipped in white almond bark and decorated with melted chocolate.
Disaster never looked so tasty!