Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ice Box Cake

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ice Box Cake

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Yield: 9 to 12 servings

cup water

cup granulated sugar

2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

4 eggs, separated

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

About 24 ladyfingers

cup heavy cream or commercially available whipped cream

1. In a double boiler over simmering water, combine the water, sugar and chocolate; stir until smooth. Beat egg yolks and add them to the chocolate mixture. Cook, beating constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

2. Using a mixer if you have one, cream the butter and slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add this butter mixture to the cooled chocolate.

3. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, and gently fold into the chocolate mixture.

4. Line an 8-by-8-inch cake pan with waxed paper. …

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