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Recipe for family meals :

Dom Deluise's Outrageous Yum Yum Cake

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact Shirley by emailing her - click here).


2 cups flour, sifted
1 Tblsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup plus 2 Tblsp. cocoa
12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate butter icing:
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
3 Tblsp. strong coffee
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened


Preheat oven to 350º. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda on waxed paper. Butter and flour two 9" cake pans. In large mixing bowl, beat sugar and egg until sugar is dissolved. Add butter and mix into egg mixture. Add sour cream, water and vanilla; beat again. Add flour mixture and cocoa; beat slowly until flour is absorbed. Do not overbeat. Fold in chocolate pieces. Divide mixture in prepared pans. Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until tested done. Cool cakes on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool
completely. Frost.

Chocolate butter icing:
In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips in the coffee over very low heat. Remove pan from heat. Beat in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth. Set pan in bowl of ice and beat until icing is spreadable and holds its shape.

Serves 12

Shirley Cline