(by Shirley McNevich)
Topping: 1 - 10oz. bag Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate bits (chopped); 3/4 cup chopped walnuts; 2/3 cup white sugar
Batter: 3/4 cup softened butter; 1 1/4 cups white sugar; 3 eggs; 1 1/2 cups Breakstone's sour cream; 2 tsp. vanilla; 2 1/2 cups flour; 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder; 1 tsp. baking soda; 1/2 tsp. salt
Use a chopper to coarsely chop all of the semi-sweet chocolate bits. In a bowl add chopped chocolate bits, chopped walnuts and 3/4 cup white sugar--stir until mixed--set aside. In a mixer add butter and
1 1/4 cups white sugar--beat. Add eggs--beat. Add sour cream and vanilla--beat. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Spoon 1/3 of the batter into a greased 10" tube cake pan. Sprinkle 1/3 of the topping mixture over the batter. Spoon another 1/3 of the batter over the topping. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the topping over the batter. Spread the last of the batter over the topping. Sprinkle the rest of the topping over the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes--test with a toothpick foe doneness. Cool for 20 minutes, then loosen cake and invert it on to a cake plate. Cool completely.