Preparation / Directions:
For cake: Melt chocolate in boiling water, cool. Cream next three
ingredients till fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time, beating well. Blend in
vanilla and chocolate water. Sift flour with baking soda and salt. Add
alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating each time till
smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites. Grease three 9-in.pans and line with
paper. Grease again and pour in batter. Bake 25-30 min. at 350øF. Remove
paper lining and cool.
For frosting: Combine all but vanilla and pecans in saucepan. Cook and stir
on low heat till thick. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pecans. Cool
slightly; spread over cake while warm.