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       Title: German Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
       4 oz Ghirardelli sweet dark
     1/2 c  Water
       1 c  Butter
       2 c  Sugar
       4 lg Eggs; separated
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Unsifted all purpose flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Buttermilk
     1/2 ts Salt
   Recipe by: Ghirardelli Chocolate Company of San Francis
   DIRECTIONS: In heavy saucepan on low heat, melt broken
   chocolate with water, stirring until smooth; set aside.
   Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg
   yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in
   melted chocolate and vanilla. Sift flour with soda. Add dry
   ingredients alternately with buttermilk to chocolate
   mixture. Mix until smooth. Beat egg whites with salt until
   very stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spread into three
   8 or 9 round cake pans lined with wax paper. Bake at 350-F
   for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes; remove cake.
   Frost with Butter Pecan Frosting.