Homemade Devil Dog, Ding Dong Or Hostess Cake

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Ingredients

3 ounces semisweet chocolate (fine-quality, such as Callebaut)
1 1/2 cups brewed coffee
3 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 large eggs
3/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (well-shaken)
3/4 teaspoons vanilla
2 large egg whites
1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cups light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 pounds semisweet chocolate (fine-quality, such as Callebaut)
1/2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
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