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all purpose flour
semi sweet chocolate
chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 9x13 baking dish. (you can also use a 10 inch tube pan
Melt the candy bars and butter in a heavy Dutch oven over low heat, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in sugar.
Combine egg yokes, buttermilk and baking soda in a small bowl until well blended.
Combine flour and salt in another bowl. Add to candy mixture, alternating with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with the DRY ingredients. (Stir in pecans here if adding.)
In a clean bowl beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold into batter, and pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 75 minutes or until set and cake pulls away from the sides of the pan. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Unmold and cool completely.
Melt the chocolate and pour over cooled cake