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       Title: Death By Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 6 servings
       3 pk Ladyfingers
     1/2 c  Dark rum
   1 1/2 lb Butter (no substitutes)
      27 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
      12    Eggs
   2 1/2 c  Heavy cream
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 tb Vegetable oil
   From: John Totels, 25 May 89 00:13:00
   Here’s a recipe I recently obtained from a friend who in turn
   received it from a friend ....  This recipe can be made a week or so
   in advance, or so I'm told.  It’s more like a mousse than a cake, but
   it is indecently rich!
   Preparation: Paint outside of the ladyfingers with rum, and place
   flat side down, around the sides and on the bottom of a 10 in.
   springform pan. Melt butter in medium pan; remove from heat and add
   24 oz. of the chocolate bits.  Stir until melted; cool slightly.
   Beat the egg yokes into the mixture one at a time until all are
   incorporated into the chocolate. Beat the egg whites until they form
   stiff, not dry, peaks.  Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture,
   and pour into the lined springform pan. Chill for at least 6 hours.
   Whip the cream until thickened and add the sugar and vanilla.
   Continue whipping until very stiff.  Turn the cake onto a serving
   platter, removing the pan sides and bottom (the lady fingers will now
   be on top). Spread a layer of whipped cream over the entire cake,
   then pipe the rest of the whipped decoratively however you wish
   around the cake - be imaginative! Melt the remaining chocolate chips
   with the oil in a double boiler. Cool completely.  Dribble the sauce
   down the sides of the cake. Garnish with stemmed candied cherries.
   Store in the refrigerator.
   Should make about 16 servings, or 8 - depending....
   Note: If the cake is going to be displayed for any length of time,
   you may wish to use stabalized cream, and add 1 teaspoon of dissolved
   gelatin to the cake mixture.
   One more note: I don't know to whom the credit goes for this
   “slightly” fattening recipe, and I apologize for that.  But I am
   passing it on to those of you who are in good health.  If you are not
   in good health, you use this recipe at your own risk - 12 eggs, 2-1/2
   cups of cream, 27 oz. of chocolate, 1-1/2 lb. of butter (no
   substitutes) - there ought to be a law! Thanks for listening.