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Ella Rita Helfrich's 1966 Bake-Off recipe called for the cake to be baked in a Bundt pan, which was little known at the time. Ella Rita Helfrich's 1966 Bake-Off recipe called for the cake to be baked in a Bundt pan, which was little known at the time. (styling/lisa zwirn; jonathan wiggs/globe staff)
By Lisa Zwirn
Globe Correspondent / February 7, 2007

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Depending on how old you are and whether there were any enthusiastic bakers in your family in the late 1960 s, you may have eaten a tunnel of fudge cake. Of course, you can make the confection today, but considering that the recipe calls for almost 4 cups of sugar, 6 eggs, and nearly a pound of butter, you might ... (Full article: 588 words)

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