Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Angelic Devil's Food Cake by Lisa Beth Darling of The First Sin: South of Eden

Angelic Devil's Food Cake

by Lisa Beth Darling

When I'm not working, writing, or gardening, one of my favorite things to do is baking especially when the weather turns colder. I can't help myself, I get it from my mom who made wedding cakes for more than twenty years.

To celebrate the release of "The First Sin" (South of Eden) wherein we have angels, Olympians, and the Devil himself, I thought I'd share my recipe for Angelic Devil's Food Cake.

It's a good dessert to make for special occasions or whenever you're in the mood to bake up some light, fluffy, chocolatey goodness.

Angelic Devil's Food Cake

Heat oven to 350

  • 2/3 cup softened butter (try not to use margarine as it won't be anywhere near as good)
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ ounces unsweetened baker's chocolate (use semi-sweet if you prefer)
  • melted and cooled (you can do this in a microwave or a double-boiler)
  • 2 ½ cups sifted cake flour (try not to use regular flour…get the good stuff!)
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups ICE water (this important don't skimp this step)

  1. Sift together flour, soda, and salt—set aside in a separate bowl
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy (beat on high speed—more like medium high if you have a stand mixer—for 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally)
  3. Blend in cooled melted chocolate
  4. Continue beating on medium speed while alternately adding the sifted flour mixture and ICE water

  1. From here you can make the batter into cupcakes, which are yummy! Or you can use 2 9x11 round pans or 1 standard sheet pan.  Whichever one you make will determine how long it bakes but roughly 28 to 35 minutes so keep an eye on it.
  2. Cool on cake rack
  3. Frost with your favorite icing—I prefer a fluffy white frosting for this but going for the Death by Chocolate is always a good option.

About the Book

The First Sin: South of Eden
by Lisa Beth Darling 

Lucifer Returns to Eden

Lucifer is unceremoniously yanked out of Hell by his Father so he can return to his old job in the Garden of Eden. When he arrives, broken, battered, and bleeding, he falls into the arms of Eve who is unsure about seeing her old lover again as are the people now living in a dying paradise.

Tasked with returning the Sacred Trees of Life and Knowledge to flourishing bounty once more, Lucifer struggles to learn his new place in his old home. Yet, he hasn't been placed there solely to tend the Garden. His son, Cain, is on the way with murder and destruction on his mind.

Having lived, cursed by God, for eons, Cain Enoch has made quite a name for himself and amassed a fortune that would make even his Grandfather envious and with it he'll stop at nothing to find Eden and destroy. Why? So he can finally die even though it means taking the Earth, Heaven, and Hell with him. 

About the Author

Lisa has been writing since the 4th grade. With her unique perspective on life, she is unafraid to delve into dark places in order to shine a light on how she believes strength of character is tested and defined.
Her fiction stories range from dark, thrilling, and erotic romance to inspirational and heart wrenching drama. They are always filled with secrets, lust, betrayal, and sometimes rage. They may keep you awake into the wee hours of the morning cheering, weeping, and captured by suspense as our heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons who reside within and without.

Lisa Beth Darling is 55 years-old, the mother of two adult daughters, grandmother to one, and wife to her husband, Roy, for the last 35 years. She lives and writes in her hometown of New London, CT.
Early influences were Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Harold Robins, Jacqueline
Susan and VC Andrews.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening and photography as well as cooking and baking. Lisa also enjoys helping other authors bring their works to the world stage. Find out about the services she offers to her fellow authors.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today! I want to let everyone know that they can get a FREE 3 chapter preview of “The First Sin” (South of Eden) in Kindle and .ePub on Prolific Works. Just click here https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/lwcDospt
    If anyone out there has any questions about this story I hope they will feel free to ask.


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