Classic Chocolate Cake

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Classic Chocolate Cake

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4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cups Water
1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
4 lg Eggs, separated
1 teaspoons Vanilla
2 cups Unsifted flour
1 teaspoons Baking soda
1 cup Buttermilk or strong cold coffee
1/2 teaspoons Salt

In heavy saucepan on low heat, melt broken chocolate with water; 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 or coffee 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 about 30 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes; remove cake.

 
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