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       Title: Decadent Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
       1 c  Water; boiling
       3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
       8 tb Sweet butter
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       2 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs; separated
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 c  Sour cream
       2 c  Flour; sifted; minus 2 tbls
       1 ts Baking powder
       2 tb Sweet butter
     3/4 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
       6 tb Heavy cream
   1 1/4 c  Powdered sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
   Preheat oven to 350~. Grease and flour a 10 tube pan.
   Knock out excess. Pour boiling water over chocolate and
   butter; let stand until melted. Stir in vanilla and sugar,
   then whisk in egg yolks, one at a time, blending well after
   each addition. Mix baking soda and sour cream and whisk
   into chocolate mixture. Sift flour and baking powder
   together and add to batter, mixing thoroughly. Beat egg
   whites until stiff but not dry. Stir a quarter of the egg
   whites thoroughly into the batter. Scoop remaining egg
   whites on top of the batter and gently fold together. Pour
   batter into the prepared pan. Set on the middle rack of the
   oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges have
   pulled away from the sides of the pan and a cake tester
   inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for
   10 minutes; unmold and cool completely before frosting. 12
   CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Place all ingredients in a heavy
   saucepan over low heat and whisk until smooth. Cool
   slightly; add more sugar if necessary to achieve a
   spreading consistency. Spread on cake while frosting is
   still warm.