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       Title: Chocolate Cake Florence
  Categories: Chocolate, Cakes
       Yield: 6 servings
       2 c  Sifted cake flour
       2 ts Baking powder
       1 ds Salt
     1/2 c  Butter
   1 1/2 c  + 1/2 c sugar
       4    Eggs, separated
       4 oz Unsweetened chocolate,
       1 ts Vanilla
   1 1/3 c  Milk
     1/4 c  Tia Maria
            Chopped Nuts
            Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
            -Butter and flour 2 9 pans.
   Sift flour with baking powder and salt.  Cream butter; add 1 1/2 c of
   the sugar gradually and blend until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg
   yolks.  Add chocolate and vanilla.  Add flour alternately with milk,
   mixing well after each adition. Beat egg whites until stiff but not
   dry;  add 1/2 c sugar and fold into batter.  Turn into pans and bake
   35 minutes.  Cool.
   Pour 2 Tbsp Tia Maria over each layer and frost with Florence icing.
   Dust sides with chopped nuts.
   Florence Icing
   4 Tbsp butter 2 c sugar 1/2 c milk 2 oz bitter chocolate Melt butter
   in a saucepan; add sugar and milk.  Bring to a boil stirring
   constantly then cook over low heat 10 minutes or until temperature
   reaches 236 degrees. or 115 c.  Melt chocolate; add Tia Maria.  Stir
   into butter mixture. Remove from heat and beat icing until thick
   enough to spread.
   If icing hardens before cake is frosted, soften with a little hot