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Decadent Chocolate Cake

Ingredients Cake:
1 cup water
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 stick sweet butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups less 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 egg whites
Frosting:
2 Tablespoons margarine
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons heavy cream (have used whole or canned milk)
1-1/4 cup confectioner sugar (sifted)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Knock out excess flour. Pour boiling water over chocolate and butter. Let stand until melted. Stir in vanilla and sugar. Whisk in egg yolks, blending well. Mix together sour cream and baking soda, then whisk into batter. Add flour and baking powder and mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Stir 1/4 into batter thoroughly, then scoop remaining egg whites on top of batter and fold in gently. Pour batter into prepared pan. Set in middle of rack in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until edges pull away from sides of pan and cake tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Unmold and cool completely before frosting.

Frosting: Place all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until smooth, adding more sugar if needed.

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