Wellesley Fudge Cake II Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup butter
<br>- 1 ⅞ cups white sugar
<br>- 4  egg yolks
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- 1 ⅓ tablespoons baking powder
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- 4  egg whites
<br>- 1 cup milk
<br>- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
<br>- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
<br>- ¾ cup sour cream
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
<br>step 2: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
<br>step 3: In a large clean glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold 1/3 of whites into batter to lighten it, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter into the 3 prepared pans.
<br>step 4: Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack.
<br>step 5: To make the frosting:  Melt the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and pinch of salt. Frosting can be used warm to fill and frost the 3 layers.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ⅞ cups white sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ⅓ tablespoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
step 2: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
step 3: In a large clean glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold 1/3 of whites into batter to lighten it, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter into the 3 prepared pans.
step 4: Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack.
step 5: To make the frosting: Melt the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and pinch of salt. Frosting can be used warm to fill and frost the 3 layers.

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