Dark Chocolate Icing

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3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3 egg yolks
1 box confectioners sugar
1/4 cup hot water
1 tsp vanilla extract


Melt 3 ozs (3 squares) of unsweetened chocolate over hot water and cool to room temperature. Combine 1/2 cup of butter or regular margarine, cooled chocolate, 3 egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer, set on medium speed, until well blended. Gradually beat in 1 pound (1 box) of sifted confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup hot water. Beat in 1 tsp vanilla and beat until smooth.