*** Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and beat well after each. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together salt, soda, and flour. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating well. Beat until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into three 8 or 9 inch cake layer pans, lined on bottoms with wax paper. Bake in moderate oven 350F for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool.
Cook; over medium heat about 12 minutes.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana