Ice Box Cake

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1 1/2 lb. pound cake
1/2 pint whipping cream
6-7 eggs, separated
12 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
sliced bananas
4 tblsp. hot water
4 tblsp. sugar
2 tsp. rum

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When it's melted, add the hot water and sugar. Then add the beaten egg yolks.

When this mixture thickens a bit, remove it from the flame and beat it a little. Let it cool, then add the rum.

Beat the egg whites until stiff and add to the chocolate mixture. It will be pretty soupy.

Slice the pound cake and put a layer of cake on the bottom of a spring-form pan. Add half the chocolate sauce, then a layer of sliced bananas, then another layer of pound cake, chocolate, and bananas.

Chill the cake overnight. Before serving, cover it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Editor's note: You can tell from the uncooked eggs that this is not a new recipe! (Besides...who has an "ice box" these days?)

Source: Mom