Thank you so much for hosting me today. In the second book of the O’Leary series, A GOOD TIME, the heroine, Indy, raves about her sister’s chocolate cake. Indy loves all chocolate (as do I), but Quinn’s chocolate cake is irresistible. By creating the perfect cake in the book, I set myself up for quite a challenge because I didn’t have a recipe to go with it. I had a lot of fun trying to figure out how to make a cake irresistible. Enjoy!
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Quinn’s Irresistible Chocolate Cake
2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
¾ c vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 c milk
1 c hot water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch cake pans.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, oil, vanilla, and milk and mix on low until well blended. Slowly add hot water while mixing. Batter will be runny.
Pour evenly into prepared cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pans for a few minutes and then remove to cool completely. Frost when cool.
2 sticks soft butter
1 c cocoa powder
5 c powdered sugar
½ c milk
Additional milk as needed
Mix butter, cocoa and powdered sugar until combined. Add ½ cup of milk and mix completely. Add more milk to desired consistency. Frost bottom layer of cake. Add top layer and frost.
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A passionate free spirit and a sweet-talking playboy sound like a match made in heaven—until life gets in the way of all the fun and games…
Indy Adams values her freedom above all else. She works hard to support herself, moonlighting as a waitress while she fights for her first big sale in the Chicago real estate market. The last thing she needs is to be tied down, so she doesn’t think twice about declining her philandering boyfriend’s marriage proposal. Besides, she just landed a new client, a wealthy lothario—exactly the kind of guy who would understand her no-strings approach…
Handsome, rich, and charitable, most women jump at the chance to even talk to video game developer Griffin Walker, let alone date him. So he can’t understand why Indy wants nothing more than a few steamy nights together. Despite his romantic track record, Griffin longs for real love—complete with a home and family—and he wants it with Indy. But a blessing in disguise may lead them both to a life they never expected, and give Griffin a chance to show Indy that it’s okay to want more than a good time…
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