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Sigi's Chocolate Torte

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Servings: 10
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts / Frostings

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1  pound  Pound cake, ready made
6  ounces  Semi sweet chocolate chips
3  tablespoons  Water, boiling
4    Egg yolks
1/2  cup  Butter, softened
1  teaspoon  Vanilla -OR- rum
    Nuts; chopped, any kind

Prepare favorite pound cake in loaf shape, or thaw if frozen. Slice cake into 4 even horizontal slices. Place chocolate chips in blender. Whirl about 3 seconds until pieces are a coarse powder. Add boiling water. Whirl until smooth. Blend in yolks. Add butter, whirling until smooth, followed by either rum or vanilla extract. Spread evenly between cake layers, on sides and top. If icing is too thin, refrigerate a few minutes until of spreading consistency. Decorate cake with nuts. Refrigerate cake about 3 hours before slicing to serve. Keep leftover cake covered in refrigerator.

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