Time for Dessert!


Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cake
Nonstick spray for baking 
3 cups all-purpose flour, reserve ½ cup in a small bowl
2¼ cups granulated sugar
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups (6 oz.) bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate, chopped into chunks 
1 1½-lb. pie pumpkin, shredded* or one 15-oz. can pumpkin 
¾ cup butter, melted
6 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Generously spray a 10-inch square tube pan without removable bottom or a 10-inch flute tube pan. Set aside. 

In a large bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 

To the reserved ½ cup flour, stir in chocolate chunks; toss to coat. 

In another bowl combine pumpkin, melted butter, and eggs. 

Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined. Add chocolate mixture. Stir until combined. Pour batter into tube pan. 

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 

Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Gently remove cake from pan; cool 30 minutes. 

Makes 12 to 16 servings. 
*If you don’t have a food processor, use the canned pumpkin option. 

While your delicious cake is baking is a perfect time to read a short intro for my latest release.

When joined together, Cinderella’s slippers grant the wearer her heart’s desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper in the wrong hands could ruin peace in Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magical aid, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart’s desire. 

To read an excerpt from Glass Frost, please click HERE.

Learn more about Liz DeJesus on her website

Visit First Frost, the book that set this series in motion, on Facebook.


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