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Cupid's Perfect Chocolate Cake

This Valentine’s Day, I am excited to serve up the Florida Standards in the sweetest way possible – PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE! My grandmother first made this recipe in 1982, and it quickly took the top spot in our hearts. I hope that your family enjoys this delicious dessert and the many great opportunities it provides for learning!




1 cup cocoa

2 cups boiling water

1 cup butter

2 ½ cups sugar

4 eggs

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients