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
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.