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       Title: French Chocolate Cake/1953 Winner
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
       2 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 c  Cocoa powder
     3/4 ts Salt
     1/3 c  Butter or margarine
   1 1/3 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Water
     1/2 c  Sour cream
       1 ts Vanilla
       3    Egg whites
            Brown sugar chocolate
            -frosting: -- *
   A junior winner in the cakes division-1953 Pillsbury
   Sift together the flour, soda, cocoa powder (unsweetened)
   and salt; set aside.  cream butter until fluffy and light
   then add water, sour cream and vanilla. Mix with flour
   mixture and beat until smooth.  Beat egg whites for 1
   minute then fold into batter.  Pour batter into 2 well
   greased and lightly floured cake pans.  Bake in preheated
   350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Cool then frost.
   * Brown Sugar Chocolate Frosting:  Combine 1/2 cup packed
   brown sugar, 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons butter in
   saucepan.  Cook until a little syrup dropped into cold
   water froms a soft ball.  Remove from heat and add 2
   squares chocolate; stir until melted and smooth. Blend in 2
   cups sifted confectioners sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt,
   alternately with 1/4 cup cream.  Beat well then add 1
   teaspoon vanilla.  Thin with additional cream if necessary,
   a few drops at a time.JM.