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Tunnel of Penuche Cake

[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

For those of you who aren't into the chocolate overload aspect of the famous Tunnel of Fudge Cake, I have configured a sweet counterpart: the Tunnel of Penuche Cake.

If fudge is the inspiration for the original, penuche (a "blonde" fudge made with brown sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla) is the muse for this honey-hued variation.

Note: The butterscotch sauce for topping in this recipe is optional; if you'd prefer, use dulce de leche, a confectioners' sugar glaze, or serve it with ice cream on the side.

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Philadelphia-based writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.

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