Sanders' Chocolate Bumpy Cake

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • For Cake: 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; 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 375ºF for 35-40 minutes.
  • For SANDERS' BUTTERCREAM ICING: Place butter in mixing bowl, add 2 cups 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 cup powdered sugar slowly.
  • Mix this meringue slowly into the above mixture.
  • Add vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  • This last amount of sugar can be doubled if stiffer icing is desired.
  • For POURABLE FUDGE FROSTING: 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 shape into (1 inch) rolls, placing 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 frosting.