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On Valentine's Day, say it with chocolate

Daniel Neman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch on

Published in Entertaining

— Bananas reach their ultimate potential when they are coated with a caramel sauce. And,

— Everything tastes better when served in a crepe.

The genius of this dessert is that you don’t have to make the whole thing. Leave out the crepe, if you want. Discard the caramel sauce. Ignore the strawberries.

But make the whole thing, if you can. It is simply delightful. And someone once said that calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day.

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OLD-FASHIONED CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH COCOA FROSTING

 

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided

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