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       Title: Abby’s Fabulous Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
       3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
     1/2 c  Butter
       1 c  Water
       2 c  Sifted cake flour
   1 1/4 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
       2    Eggs
       1 c  Sour cream
       2 c  Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
            Fluffy white frosting:
       2    Egg whites
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Cream of tartar
       1 ds Salt
   2 1/2 ts Water
       1 ts Vanilla
   Combine chocolate, butter and water in top of double
   boiler. Heat chocolate mixture over simmering water until
   chocolate and butter melt.  Remove from heat.  Cool.
   Sift flour, baking soda and salt into large bowl. Beat eggs
   with sour cream until blended in medium-size bowl. Beat in
   sugar and vanilla. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture. Beat
   into flour mixture, half at a time, just until smooth.
   Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into 2 greased anf floured
   8 cake pans. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until center
   springs back when lightly pressed with finger tip. Cool in
   pans on wire racks.  Loosen edges with knife and turn out
   onto racks. Stack cakes, frosting between layers, using 1/4
   of frosting. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting,
   making deep swirls w/spatula.
   If chocolate drizzle is desired, melt 1 square chocolate
   with 1 tablespoon butter in cup set in hot water.  Stir
   until smooth. Drizzle over top of cake, letting mixture
   drip down sides.
   Fluffy White Frosting: Combine egg whites, sugar, cream of
   tartar, salt and water in top of large double boiler.  Beat
   until blended. Place top over simmering water. Cook,
   beating constantly with electric or rotary beater, about 7
   minutes or until mixture stands in firm peaks.  Remove from
   water.  Stir in vanilla.