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Friday, November 30, 2012

Chocolate Fix: Scotch Cake and #bookgiveaway

Chocolate, just about everyone loves it. And, as Cande says in Dark Descent, “There’s no such thing as too much chocolate.” Here’s one of her favorite ways to get a chocolate fix. 

Scotch Cake

2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour  

Sift together in bowl.

In pan add:
1 stick Butter, 
½ Cup shortening
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
1 Cup Water

Bring to boil, then pour over flour/sugar mixture and mix well.


½ Cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Mix well.

Pour into 9x13 pan and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


1 Stick Butter
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
6 Tablespoons Milk

Bring to boil and pour over 1 Box Powered Sugar. Add 1 Teaspoon Vanilla. Mix and pour over hot cake.

This recipe has been handed down for several generations now and while it’s a bit of work, the end result is well worth the effort, especially with a cold glass of milk.

Thanks for having me on you blog today.  

Jean Lauzier has always been a writer though life just recently settled enough so she can spend the time needed at the keyboard with her characters. Jean writes mystery and fantasy for the most part but enjoys playing with romance and western genres ever so often. When not writing, Jean spends her time trying to keep her Bonsai alive, learning Spanish and training the cat.

Her short story collection, Six Pack of Murder is available on Amazon.  She is president of the East Texas Writer’s Association. Learn more at Jean is also on Twitter @JeanLauzier and Facebook jeanlauzier2319. You can email her at jeanlauzier @ gmail. com (no spaces).

During the tour, Jean will be giving away at least three copies of Six Pack of Murder and three copies of the soon to be released Dark Descent. Be sure to leave a comment along with your email address to be entered in the drawing.  Check on December 11 to see if you won.


  1. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing and thanks for being on the blog today!

  2. Looks fairly easy and will probably make this delicious cake....yummy!!!!

  3. Thanks for having me today. I have to admit, my grandmother made this ever so often and it was the most wonderful thing.

  4. Sounds delish! Good luck on the book, Jean!

  5. Okay, Jean, I gained a pound just reading your recipe. Of course can't wait to make! Love chocolate...


  6. Jean: You are correct. There is never too much chocolate. Will have to try the cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    W.S. Gager on Writing

  7. Mmmm, Jean. Chocolate, there's nothing like it. Decadent recipe.

  8. Recipe sounds super. Chocolate & a good books is a sure winner. Thank you for posting.

  9. Now I'm hungry. It's never too late for chocolate. :)

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