Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bake, Love, Write...Week 3

More recipes this week from Bake Love Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing. Many thanks to all of the featured authors who've been sharing with us!

Lynn Cahoon: Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake

16 ounces cream cheese (2 packages)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
graham cracker crust (pre-made)
whipped cream

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix in eggs one at a time, beating after each. When smooth, set aside 1 cup of the mixture in a separate bowl.

Fold in pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the larger quantity of batter. Pour into a graham cracker crust. Pour the one cup of batter you set aside in four separate dollops onto the pie. Run a knife through the dollops to gently marble the mixture into the pumpkin.

Bake for 55 minutes. Cool. Serve with lots of whipped cream.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies. Visit her at

Jasmine Haynes: Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake

This is one of my favorite recipes my mother made when I was a child. On our birthdays we were allowed to choose our dessert, and mine was always Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake.

1 cup cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted shortening
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-3/4 cups hot water
grated orange rind (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, and nuts. Add milk, vanilla extract, and shortening. Stir lightly and pour into 1-1/2 quart casserole.
In a small bowl beat together 2 tablespoons cocoa, brown sugar, hot water, and orange rind. Pour over uncooked batter. Bake for 45 minutes. As the pudding bakes, the sauce will become rich and fudgy around the cake. Top with whipped cream if desired.

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Skully is a lover of contemporary romance, bringing you poignant tales peopled with hilarious characters that will make you laugh and make you cry. Look for Breathless in Love, the first book in the fabulous Maverick Billionaire series that Jennifer is co-writing with Bella Andre. Writing as Jasmine Haynes, she’s authored over 35 classy, sensual romance tales about real issues like growing older, facing divorce, starting over. Her books have passion and heart and humor and happy endings, even if they aren't always traditional. She also writes gritty, paranormal mysteries in the Max Starr series. Having penned stories since the moment she learned to write, she now lives in the Redwoods of Northern California with her husband and their adorable nuisance of a cat who totally runs the household. Readers can visit her website at and sign up for her newsletter at

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Includes contributions by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors
What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes--selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review--with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they've ever received on love and writing.  

Have a good week, Everyone!



  1. Thanks for included my cheesecake Angela. I have to make one every fall just to prep for Thanksgiving. (And because I start craving it...LOL) There goes my diet.

    1. I enjoy pumpkin EVERYTHING! I especially look forward to Fall and Pumpkin Coffee. Thank you, Lynn, for sharing, and for visiting today!

    2. Thanks for spotlighting my recipe!

    3. You're welcome, Lynn. I appreciate your sharing!

  2. Yum, this makes me think of fall.Thanks for sharing!

    1. I've been thinking about the upcoming Fall and Harvest Festivals in our Philly neighborhoods. Thanks, Kimba, for stopping by today!

  3. Hi, Angela! I was sold on Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake. LOL

    1. Yes! Chocolate anything!! Thanks, Vicki, for visiting!

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    1. Yes, it does, Morgan! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

  5. Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake?!? YUMMMMMM! Now I won't stop thinking about it until I can make it. :)

    1. Anything chocolate is yummy to me. Thanks, Red, for visiting.