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Bumpy Cake (Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Chocolate Fudge)

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Bumpy Cake is a Detroit tradition. This moist, dark chocolate cake has a sweet layer of buttercream topped with a fudgy, almost caramelly chocolate frosting. It's ideal for chocolate lovers, and though it has three separate components that require freezer cooling to obtain picture perfect results, it's well worth the effort.

Note: This cake does very well right out of the freezer. Freezing the cake before piping the buttercream, then freezing the piped cake before pouring the frosting on, is essential to harden the buttercream enough for the frosting to properly adhere.

This recipe is adapted from a Sanders' recipe published some years ago in a Detroit newspaper and accessed via Food.com.

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