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       Title: Valentine Surprise
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
       1 pk Dark chocolate cake mix
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/4 c  Corn syrup, light
       2 tb Water
       2    Egg whites, room temperature
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 c  Strawberries, sliced
       1 c  Chocolate chips
     1/4 c  Shortening
       3 tb Corn syrup, light
       2 tb Water, + 1/2 teaspoon
    Prepare cake according to package directions using a
   greased and floured 9 inch heart shaped pan at least 3
   inches deep.  (Or bake in 2 layer pans).  Remove from pans
   to wire rack; let cool.
   For filling: combine suger, corn syrup and water in
   saucepan.  Cover: bring to a rolling boil over medium heat.
    Uncover; boil rapidly until mixture reaches 242 degrees on
   candy thermometer.
   Meanwhile, beat egg whites until stiff.  Slowly add hot
   syrup mixture to egg whites while beating on medium speed
   of electric mixer.  Add vanilla.  Beat on high speed of
   electric mixer.  Add vanilla.  Beat on high speed until
   stiff peaks form.  Fold in strawberries.  (Can be made
   without strawberries.) If cake has been baked in layers,
   stck layers.  Slice off apprximately 1/2 inch of the top of
   the cake; reserve.  Scoop out inside of cake to within 1
   inch of the sides.  Reserve removed cake for another use.
   Fill hollowed-out cake with filling.  Replace top.
   For glaze; In top of double boiler, combine chocolate
   morsels, shortening, corn syrup and water.  Heat over
   boiling water until chocolate and shortening have melted,
   stirring frequently. With filled and assembled cake still
   on wiare rack, slowly pour glze over cake in a circular
   motion, smoothing on the sides as glaze drips down with a
   small metal spatula or knife.  Refrigerate until set.
   Store in refrigerator.
   Note:  Cake will be shiny chocolate-looking, kind of plain
   until it is cut!
   Debbie Holland, Valentines Day 1990 This cake is a bit of
   trouble but very special.  Found in St. Louis Post Dispatch.