I just checked and the second installment in Devlin and Laurel’s upcoming trip to her hometown is now up on the Members’ Only section of my website. I’ve also added a second word search, this one based on A Vampire’s Desire, my Nocturne Bite due to be released at www.eHarlequin.com on November 1. I have to say that I’m having such fun writing this serialized short story. Poor, poor Devlin. I fear he’s in for a rough time of it. ;-D
And to start off the recipes, here’s a cake recipe that was handed down from my grandmother. I’ve been baking this cake since I was barely old enough to run the mixer. It’s a traditional 1-2-3-4 cake. Laurel is going to try it out on Devlin to see if it will cheer him up. Enjoy!
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 cups sifted flour
4 eggs (separated)
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Cream shortening, add sugar, then egg yolks. Cream well.
2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to shortening/eggs mixture, alternating with the milk.
3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into batter.
Makes 24 cupcakes or 3 9″ layers (I think). I’ve usually cut the recipe in half to make about a dozen cupcakes. You can also bake it in a 9×13 pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick comes out clean.