Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bumpy Cake!!

While doing some last minute holiday shopping this Memorial Day weekend I saw a bunch of these on display in my local grocery store. If you're from Detroit you know all about Sanders bumpy cake :) Sanders is a local chocolate and ice cream store/parlor that we have here. Their sweets are DELICIOUS! I have grown up with this cake as a part of so many celebrations. When I was a teenager my sister and I discovered that Sanders had concocted a 'bumpy cake' ice cream and we fell in love :) This cake is so great it even has its own Facebook fan page!  I don't know where I got this recipe from since I only have it saved as a word document with no credit given. Bad me. I had no idea back when I got it that I would want to share it. So, I did get it from somewhere online but I don't know where. There are several sites that have the exact same recipe so if you search 'Sanders bumpy cake' you'll come up with this recipe. I can't wait to make one this summer! The recipe gives you the Sanders chocolate cake instructions but I always just make a boxed cake mix. Go ahead and judge-it works for me and tastes fine!

I have two pictures of the cake. The first from the bumpy cake Facebook page of how it 'should' look. The second one is the only picture of one that I made. I of course took it the first time I made it :) I have since learned to be more patient and NOT to pour the frosting until it really is totally cooled. No matter how much I REALLY want a piece right NOW! :)

Sanders Bumpy Cake

For the Cake:
1/2 C hot black coffee or water
1/2 C cocoa
1/2 C oil
1 C buttermilk
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 C sugar
2 C flour

In large bowl, combine coffee and cocoa; beat on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add oil; beat for 30 seconds; add buttermilk; beat for 30 seconds; add baking soda; beat for 30 seconds; add salt; beat for 30 seconds; add vanilla; beat for 30 seconds; add eggs; beat for 30 seconds; add sugar and beat for 30 seconds. Add flour; beat for 5 minutes. Batter will be very bubbly. Pour batter into greased (9x13 inch) pan and bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes.

For the Sanders Buttercream icing:
2 C butter
2 C sifted powdered sugar
2/3 C sweetened condensed milk
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Place butter in mixing bowl, add 2 c. powdered sugar; mix at low speed to obtain smooth paste. Whip at medium speed, adding milk slowly and gradually, until light and fluffy. Using a very clean bowl and beater, whip egg whites until stiff while adding the 1/2 c. powdered sugar slowly. Mix this meringue slowly into the above mixture. Add vanilla and remaining 1/2 c. powdered sugar. This last amount of sugar can be doubled if stiffer icing is desired.
For the fuge frosting:
1/2 C buttermilk
1 C sugar
1/3 C dark corn syrup
1/3 cup cocoa
dash of salt
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter-divided
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanila extract

Over medium-high heat, combine buttermilk, sugar, corn syrup, salt and half the butter. Bring mixture to a boil. When mixture reaches the soft-ball stage, remove from heat. Add remaining butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. This will have a "pouring consistency". TO ASSEMBLE CAKE: prepare cake as directed. When cake is cooled, place cake in freezer for at least 30 minutes. Prepare buttercream icing, then pipe them in stripes on frozen cake, 1 inch apart across the top of the cake. Return to the freezer for at least an additional 15 minutes. Apply cooled fudge frosting to top of cake, covering buttercream rolls completely. Return to freezer for several minutes or more to set


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I love the texture of this! Looks delicious, I'm going to have to see if I can find one :D

Lisa said...

When do you add the cocoa for the fudge frosting? Before or after you bring the mixture to a boil?

Monica said...

you don't bring the mixture to a boil at all. It should be cocoa powder-I am sorry I didn't specify that very well. After you make the cofee or measure the water then you add the cocoa powder

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