Easy Holiday Pumpkin Cake with Surprise Cream Cheese Swirl + Book & Tote #Giveaway from Cleo Coyle

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One cup of canned pumpkin, a little maple syrup, and some classic holiday spices convert an ordinary cake mix into a stunning pumpkin-maple Bundt cake. 

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The surprise swirl of cream cheese brings another level of happiness to your taste buds and impressiveness to your presentation. 

This recipe was originally published as a fun bonus for the readers of our bestselling culinary mystery HOLIDAY BUZZ. You'll find many more holiday recipes at the end of the book. May you eat and read with comfort and joy this holiday season!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries







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Cleo Coyle's Pumpkin Cake 

with Surprise Cream Cheese Swirl


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A Recipe Note from Cleo

Serve this stunning cake as a brunch treat with a light dusting of powdered sugar or dress it up with an easy glaze for a lovely holiday dessert and may you...

Eat with holiday joy! 




Cleo's "Holiday Buzz"
Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Makes 1 Bundt cake yielding about 12 slices

Ingredients:


For the Bundt cake 


1 package yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
   (This recipe will work with cake mixes in
    boxes 15.25- to 18.25–ounces)
 

1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
   mix (boosts structure and moistness) 

4 large eggs 
1/3 cup pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup) 
1/4 cup canola oil 
1 cup canned pumpkin (pumpkin purΓ©e and
   not pumpkin pie filling)

1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 Tablespoon (3 teaspoons) pumpkin pie spice  
 
 (See below for directions on making your own)*


For the cream cheese swirl

1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
1 large egg 
3/4 cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla 


*PUMPKIN PIE SPICE – MAKING YOUR OWN: To make 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, mix the following ground spices: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon allspice or cloves, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.

Directions:

Step 1 – Make the cake batter: First preheat your oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, break your four eggs. Lightly beat them with a fork and add the rest of the Bundt cake ingredients. Using an electric mixer, blend on low speed for about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and increase mixer speed to medium, beating for a full two minutes (and no more). You want to whip air into the batter, and you should see it increase in volume, but you don’t want to over-mix or you’ll develop the gluten in the flour and your cake will be tough instead of tender. After two minutes, stop the mixer and set the bowl aside.


Step 2 – Make the cream cheese swirl: In a separate bowl, crack one egg and lightly beat it with a fork. Add the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Using your electric mixer again, blend the ingredients together. When no more clumps are visible, whip for a full minute until smooth, light, and creamy.

Step 3 – Assemble: Generously butter the interior of a standard 10- to 10.5-inch (12 cup) Bundt pan or a fluted tube pan of about the same size. Don’t forget to butter the center tube. (I don’t use nonstick spray for this cake because it creates a darker, harder, less appealing crust.)





Into the pan, pour 
about half the cake batter. 




Add the cream cheese mixture in an even layer.
(Use the back of the spoon to level it off.) 





Swirl a knife deep through the layers of
cream cheese and cake batter. Make little loops
as you move around the entire ring of batter in the pan. 




Now add the rest of the batter to the pan
and 
level it off with the back of a spoon.





Step 4 – Bake in a well preheated oven at 350° F. for 40 to 50 minutes. The time will depend on your oven; mine takes about 45. The cake is done when the visible layer of the Bundt appears to be baked.If you’re unsure, insert a toothpick into the cracked areas of the cake. (See 2nd photo at right.) When the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. Be careful not to over-bake.




Step 5 – Cool and glaze: Avoid heartbreak! Cool for a full 30 minutes before removing the cake from the pan. If you try to remove it sooner, it may stick or break on you. 

To remove cake: Place a serving platter over the top of the cake pan. Flip the pan. With a heavy spoon or knife handle, rap the pan all over to help loosen any areas where the cake may be sticking, and then carefully lift off the pan. Allow the cake to finish cooling before glazing. (See my Easy Glaze recipe on page 4.)








Cleo’s Easy Cake Glaze


Cleo's Easy 
Bundt Cake Glaze

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 
3 Tablespoons half-and-half
  (or light cream)


Note: Milk and water will also work, but will not taste as rich and may need a bit more sugar to thicken. 

Directions: Measure out the powdered sugar. Stir in half-and-half (or light cream) until all the sugar is dissolved. With a wire whisk or fork, whisk the mixture until it appears smooth and without a single clump. Test on a plate. The glaze should drizzle easily but should not be thin or watery, and it should set in about ten minutes.

If the glaze is too thin and watery, add a little more sugar. If too thick, add a bit more liquid. When you’re happy with the consistency, spoon the glaze over the Bundt cake’s top and sides, allowing it to drip gently down.





Quick Tip: You’ll notice the glaze pools in the center of the Bundt. When you finish using the glaze in your bowl, take a small spoon and scoop out the pooled glaze at the center of the cake. Continue spooning over the cake. Allow 15 minutes to set and...





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~ Cleo Coyle

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196 comments :

  1. What a wonderful way to start November! als@fox

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  2. Welcome to our autumn gathering, everyone! During these stressful times, keeping your spirits up can be a challenge. We hope our Fall Newsletter announcement about the upcoming release of our new Haunted Bookshop Mystery, THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT, along with this tasty holiday cake recipe will help in that department. In the meantime...

    We hope our books, recipes, and newsletters will continue to give you comfort and joy through these difficult days. With much love,

    ~ Cleo
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    1. hnatiuk
      Cleo Coyle, your cake recipe looks yummy, and SO easy! I've loved reading your books, and I look forward to getting the new release!

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    2. Thank you for all the work you do to give us readers a great series of mysteries to lose ourselves in. I'm extremely grateful. werdolex@yahoo.com

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    3. I love anything pumpkin! But this cake looks outstanding! Can't wait to try it. I've been reading you since the beginning (both series) and also can't wait for new books. Love all your characters! Thanks for the joy and your recipes! teaberr

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    4. My hubby and I are enjoying all your books and look forward to the next. This recipe looks like it will replace at least one on the pumpkin desserts this Thanksgiving! Yummm Thank you.

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    5. Love the recipe using pumpkin which is my favorite at Thanksgiving! I can't wait to make this yummy delicious recipe! I am a fan of your series and have almost all of the books in both series. I still need a few of them. Yes, I concur. Your series is the best cozy mystery series around! Love coffee and ghosts, need I say more?

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    6. a007gyr That recipe looks delicious and Fall is the perfect time for it!

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    7. Thanks for our first newsletter! This will keep me busy reading for a while!

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  3. A lovely and delectable recipe which is so enticing. I look forward to enjoying your new release. Congratulations! Thanks for your newsy and interesting newsletter and this great feature and giveaway. saubleb@gmail.com

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  4. I always look forward to reading your newsletter. The Pumpkin Cake with the Cream Cheese Swirl looks amazing! I had heard that there would be a canned pumpkin shortage this season, so I bought six cans to be prepared!!! There is no pumpkin shortage here in Georgia!! I definitely plan to make this cake! sharonquilts@yahoodotcom

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  5. Anything pumpkin is a winner.
    Love the surprise middle.
    Can't wait to try this recipe.
    Love the haunted bookseller
    series - waiting for more in
    the series. Stay safe
    txmlhl@

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  6. This cake sounds delicious! I'm going to make it for Thanksgiving. All of your recipes are so good (and your books too, of course). Happy Thanksgiving early!
    kathyclugston3@gmail.com

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  7. What a delicious sounding recipe! Pumpkin is scrumptious! Congrats on the book! - hendeis@aol.com

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  8. I'd probably want to triple the cheesecake swirl somehow, but that does look good! jsmith3

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  9. Delicious recipe! Thanks for the chance
    Joannlowehunter@aol.com

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  10. This cake sounds really amazing. I can't wait to try it. Thank you for the recipe and the chance to win.

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  11. This looks like an easy variety on this cake that is great this time of year!!! Can't wait to try it!!!!! Veec124

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  12. I like and have saved this recipe. I will wait until I know the kids across the street are all together at one time and surprise them with this cake! They are so good to us; checking on us and asking if we need anything (they were doing this even before the pandemic!) Congrats on the new book!

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  13. Cleo Coyle's Pumpkin Cake with Surprise Cream Cheese Swirl sounds YUMMY! A great addition to my pumpkin/fall recipes. I'll for sure be trying this one very soon.

    Thank you for the fabulous opportunity to win the Our Haunted Bookshop
    Prize Package. <3

    Love the Haunted Bookshop Mystery and can't wait for the next one coming out!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  14. The pumpkin cake with the cream cheese swirl looks fabulous. I think the additional drizzle of glaze takes it to over the top yummy levels!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. Drswalsh... it looks delicious!

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  17. That cake looks delicious. It would be great for Thanksgiving dessert. Love both the coffee house and ghost series though I have only read a couple in each series so far.

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  18. Looking forward to reading the new book! cmheute

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  19. This recipe looks so yummy and can't wait to try it! And Always look forward to reading the new books as they come out!!

    kjkoukl

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  20. paulin. I'm more of a crafter than a baker but this looks delicious. I'll be putting my crochet hook down long enough to give this a try!

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  21. Oh, YUM! I'm anxious to try this recipe, especially since I find myself with a few extra cans of pumpkin on hand. Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful prize package and thanks for all the terrific recipes you've shared. Looking forward to Jack's next appearance! bskts4u

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  22. November is my birth month and I love all things pumpkin and Jack!
    Sjs1117

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  23. I always love your recipes. and am SOOOO excited for the next Haunted Bookshop Mystery.. I re-read the series before each book comes out. Can't get enough of Jack !!

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  24. OMG! Going on my Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ menu, Bundt pan ready, pumpkin πŸŽƒ & cream cheese πŸ₯― delight! πŸ˜‹

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  25. OMG! Going on my Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ menu, Bundt pan ready, pumpkin πŸŽƒ & cream cheese πŸ₯― delight! πŸ˜‹

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  26. I love your books and this cake looks good! Mwutsey@a

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  27. I can assure you this will be a treat in my house. Youngest son loves pumpkin and cream cheese - win win! It will help the wait for the book! Can't wait to read Jack's quick wit again. Stay safe.
    bobnton

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  28. Can't wait to try this. I now have a new desert to try for my cousin who loves pumpkin as much as I do. Thanks.

    michell

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  29. Pumpkin/cream cheese combo is hard to beat!
    patdupu

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  30. Nancyqq
    I use less sugar in pumpkin recipes because the pumpkin makes it taste richer. Thank you for this new one to try!

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  31. I am a big fan of your books!! lindahe

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  32. This looks heavenly! The cream cheese swirl soundds delightful! Love your books, too! Lise Hull (castlesu@aol.com)

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  33. I love reading all of your books & always look forward to the next one. Your news letter is also fabulous.

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  34. Your bundt cake recipe would be perfect for Thanksgiving if only we could gather. I enjoy your books. They all survived my downsizing efforts. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    6186pep

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  35. This looks so good!!! I love anything fall themed so obviously that goes for food as well. So fun!
    dear.mo

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  36. This looks amazing .. definitely going to make this. Will be a welcome addition to Thanksgiving ... . Been doing a lot of baking and reading during* this COVID-19... So am excited for the new book in this series.. I love all of Cleo Coyle’s books , an amazing writer.. tdinkel

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  37. I can’t wait for Jack and Pen next April!!
    Tanyasp

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  38. Another amazing recipe! I look forward to these as they are all delicious and things I can do. Thank you for helping keep our spirits up in these tough times. Being separated from my older parents is making things really hard on this only child, so I take rays of light wherever I can find them. #giveaway mwatts1

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  39. A bundt pan makes everything look special. This will be top of my list. Thank you for sharing it. vompude

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  40. This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it! My email is booksnpugs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I love your coffeehouse series and would like to start this one in the new year. Carter.

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  43. I am going to make this cake for myself for my birthday on November 23. It looks scrumptious! laurie.

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  44. Cake looks delicious.Thank you for the chance.gogo2007@rocketmail.com

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  45. boy that recipe looks delicious.
    Would love to read and review your books in print format.
    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Hope I Win.
    don.ste

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  46. I am drooling over this recipe. It looks so good and I can't wait to make it. dawndea

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  47. This looks fantastic for the fall holidays. I’ll share it with my friends.

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  48. OMG!A new book!! I can't wait!
    Pvrants

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  49. I now have something to make for Thanksgiving potluck. I cant wait to try this!

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  50. I love your books and what a yummy recipe with the yummy sour cream swirl sounds too good to pass up..Thanks so very much! nani_gep

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  51. I know a few people who would LOVE this recipe! joan@no

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  52. The recipes look good. Can't wait for the next Haunted Bookshop.
    bettyje

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  53. Scrapgi - love anything pumpkin so I’m in for cake for sure!

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  54. Your books and recipes are both so generous! I've been a fan for years and am always excited to see a new title! Thank you!
    bevleak

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  55. You always have the funnest and tastiest recipes. I am hungry just look at the bundt! I would be thrilled to win the prize. I'l read the book anyway since I love your writing. mgshepherd2003@y

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  56. This recipe makes me want to go out and buy a bundt pan. I'm excited to hear you guys picked up the Haunted Bookstore stories again. I love the coffeehouse mysteries but I must admit I'm partial to Jack. kksynia

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  57. Yum and Yay. New recipe and a new haunted bookshop mystery. Now that's a win-win. Kathy - mrsclau

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  58. This series sounds great!
    Growing up, my mom made lots of Bundt cakes and I loved them. This one looks sooo good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  59. It is pumpkin season! Looks delicious, I can almost smell the cake. kymme.s

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  60. It is pumpkin season! Looks delicious, I can almost smell the cake. kymme.s

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  61. Delicious! That beautiful swirl of cream cheese, and I love that it uses real maple syrup-so many say "maple flavored" and it's totally not the same. I gotta try this!
    kozo8989

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  62. That would go nicely with the cup of tea I'm having.

    jtcgc

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  63. I love your Coffeehouse Mysteries! Haven’t tried this series - yet - but I will now. This recipe sounds like a perfect fall dessert. Thanks for sharing it. casmith

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  64. karensa Can't wait to make this one! Anything with pumpkin in it is a winner in my book!

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  65. What a beautiful looking cake! And what a great birthday surprize next April: a new Jack book!

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  66. Looks yummy! Can't wait to try it!

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  67. I am trying to go sugar free but man does that look amazing. ktpotat

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  68. Looks delicious! Want to make this cake rather than pie this Thanksgiving:) beckydoo
    Looking forward to catching up with Jack next Spring!

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  69. Always love the coffee house mysteries.

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  70. I am not a pumpkin fan, sorry. I may make this more my hubby and kids, though.
    I have been baking up a storm since we have had to stay at home so much.
    I adore your books, and look forward to both series.

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  71. This recipe makes me feel like as soon as its out of the oven you cut a piece, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, and curl up with some good mysteries by Cleo Coyle

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  72. This looks so easy and yummy. Phdrago.

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  73. I'm making this cake in the morning! Can't get enough pumpkin this time of year. Haven't met Jack yet, so I look forward to winning this prize! marthaj

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  74. I just finished The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller and can’t wait for April! Love this series as much as the Coffeehouse series! Keep ‘em coming!!
    cindymi

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  75. Thank you for all the work you do to give us readers a great series of mysteries to lose ourselves in. I'm extremely grateful. werdole

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  76. Any recipe in a bundt pan always makes me nervous but the end results are well worth it. Thanks for the reminder about waiting until it is fully cooled, that is usually my panic point!! Can't wait to read the next and I would love to win. egoehne

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  77. The Pumpkin Bundt cake looks like it should be part of our Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe. I can hardly wait for the new book to be out. sauer55

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  78. This recipe would be perfect for Thanksgiving dessert! It sounds delicious! general

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  79. I love the look of your cake Fall/Autumn is my second favorite holiday But I LOVE pumpkin! Thank you for sharing this, I just might have to try and make it (hope I can) peace4e

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  80. Cake looks great! Still have my orange Bundt pan from the 70’s! Books sound great, too!
    Thanks,
    lad@sou

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  81. The cream cheese swirl really makes it special. I love the combination of flavors.

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  82. Cut a slice to see a wee ghost surprise inside! The dreamy creamy filling glides thru the slice like a wee ghost flying by....and YUM!

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  83. I love pumpkin pie and cake so this should be good.
    catbook

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  84. I love everything pumpkin and this looks so yummy!!! pgenest

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  85. I am going to try this recipe as soon as possible. it looks incredibly yummy.

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  86. The cake looks so yummy. I would so good to read and have a slice of cake.

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  87. This really looks good and would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving Day!

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  88. Teresazz2@aol.com
    Looks delicious!

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  89. Looks like a great cake to make when there are more than two of us for dinner. Thanks.

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  90. Will definitely try this recipe. Anything pumpkin is good. Just made another easy cherry strudel cake from a previous blog. Always a winner. Happy to hear another Haunted Bookshop is coming.
    jamarik

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  91. How fun! Pumpkin cake with a surprise.Love the Coffee House Mysteries as they are so engaging, and my son owns two coffee shops in Brooklyn.
    Giselle

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  92. I love the recipe. I wonder if it could be made with GF flour.
    debby23

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  93. I always wait (not so patiently) for your newsletter! I love your recipes SO much! We are coffee "freaks" in our house! bentley

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  94. Yummm...nothing better than cream cheese and pumpkin, a good cup of coffee and a good book to curl up with and celebrate fall!

    Thank you Cleo!

    Tamraly

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  95. What a delicious way to kick off November and all the holiday goodies to come! Always look forward to your newsletters and love your books! Stay safe!

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  96. I love pumpkin cakes and bars! I have made several batches of pumpkin bars with the cream cheese frosting. I love putting molasses in my bars and a touch of cinnamon in my frosting! Thanks for the chance! almaj80

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  98. Your recipe looks delightful. Always really enjoyed reading all of your books and thank you for your stories and recipes. I do look forward to your new books and to see the new recipes.
    luvhumy

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  99. MMMMM....that cake looks so good! I will have to spend a bit of time converting it to a low sugar version (hubby is diabetic), but always up for a cooking project! Looking forward to the new book! Thanks for the chance to win juliwya

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  100. This looks perfect and just in time for Thanksgiving! I love your books. I always joke with my husband that I'm allergic to coffee (sad, but true) that I can still read about it in your books lol. I've learned a lot which my hubby appreciates considering he can drink coffee lol lucky duck.

    paleowo

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  101. I don't often make cakes that have filling because it's time consuming to cut the cakes and fill, but this looks so easy that I'm excited to try it!
    kimheni

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  102. This looks really yummy. Would love to see some diabetic recipes. Tay06zi

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  103. This looks fabulous! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Thank you!
    karenja

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  104. need to read this series! sounds great

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    1. Thanks! This is the motivation that I needed to cook my pumpkin.

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  105. I love your books, get very excited when a new on is coming out. The Coffee house ones are my favorite. I just love Clare.

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  106. What a yummy recipe! Love this series, too!
    valleyr

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  107. Can't wait for you next books. I am a big fan. So happy I stumbled upon the Coffeehouse Mysteries. ebbiech

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  108. Love your books. Looking forward to the next one. Will be trying out this cake recipe soon. Thanks for the chance.
    kckendl

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  109. I really enjoy you books and am excited for the next one. This recipe looks very good and I am going to make it for my family, we all like pumpkin bread and cakes.
    . Thanks for the chance for another giveaway. Dolly_t

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  110. That recipe looks delicious! Will be making it for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win his prize.
    donnain

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  111. Love the Haunted Bookshop series and the Coffee House mysteries, too! Can't wait to try this recipe for our bookclub. Thanks so much.
    kim.kir

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  112. Tis the time of year for pumpkin and your recipe sounds like a must try. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  113. What a great recipe! Thanks for all you do to encourage us and help keep our spirits up. Your emails always make me smile, and your books are wonderful!
    bestjlb

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  114. The cake looks delicious, I would love a piece right now to have with my coffee.

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  115. It looks great! Heading for the store now to get ingredients.
    greywom

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  116. I'd love to spend a nice fall day sipping coffee , reading and eating this

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  117. Nothing better than yummy cake and a riveting mystery!

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  118. This recipe looks so good and sounds easy enough for me to make. It will definitely be great with a cup of coffee!! darholl

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  119. I'm not a fan of cream cheese icing but the cake looks delicious. I think I'm going to give this a try sans the cream cheese. Thank you! First 7 characters of my e-mail are sljesse.

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  120. Wow that cook looks so good! I love this series and am looking forward to reading more. Renee - rwilson@ws4r.com

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  121. Oh my goodness, Alice! You have outdone yourself with this recipe! I plan to use a GF cake mix and will let you know if it is up to par:) Thank you for sharing the deliciousness!! Mary. email: Marylm_

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  122. Yum. I like pumpkin recipes like this more than pumpkin pie. This sounds great. And all your recipes are tasty. And I love Jack and am so happy that Jack is Back! Thanks for a great giveaway. Sally sallyco

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  123. This recipe looks so yummy. Can it be baked in a 13 by 9? Thanks for a chance to win one,I have not read one of them yet! rags615

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  124. This cake looks delish! Am going to make this but make the cake from scratch which should not be difficult. Can't wait to eat this!
    Ratbag620@verizon.net

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  125. What size can of pumpkin for this cake? Every recipe I try from you is a hit with everyone. Thank-you! And I am thrilled for a new book, I devour them as happily as I do your recipes. adayada

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  126. brensbo. The recipe looks great and I can't to try it! Would love to win! I have read every one of your books so far! I love them!

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  127. The pumpkin cake look so delicious!! Thank you!! Plus a new book coming!! Awesome!!

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  128. Your recipes are so very awesome!! Thank you for the opportunity!!
    lindal

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  129. This cake sounds delicious. Love your recipes and all of your books. Can't
    get enough of Jack and Pen.
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  130. Oh yum. And I love the surprise cream cheese swirl.
    turtle6

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  131. OMG, looks good! I love pumpkin! angela.l

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  132. Wow! Looking at your cake recipe made me hungry and I just finished my breakfast!!

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  133. The only thing better than getting this recipe would be having Claire Cosi make it for me! "wink wink" Thanks, Cleo!! From mdevah@

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  134. Looks yummy. This recipe might give my favorite pumpkin pie a run for the money. Thanks for the recipe and the great giveaway. mrogers

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  135. Recipe looks like a great holiday dessert. Looking forward to reading the new Haunted Bookshop book.
    diannek

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  136. I really like this recipe; not the same old, same old, so I will definitely be baking this for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing it and the great giveaway! ssnhmptn@

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  137. My cake would never turn out so great central...

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  138. I just bought a cute little pie pumpkin for fall front porch decorations. After reviewing this awesome recipe that pumpkin isn't going to last long out there! Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to the new book.

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  139. I look forward to your newsletters and contests, just wish I would win once. Its like Xmas once a yearπŸŽ„
    charhay

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  140. Your recipes never disappoint...thanks for sharing! I always look forward to the newsletter.

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  141. So happy to find out about the new book. I did not know about this series but am a fan of the Coffee House series so really looking forward to reading the Haunted Bookshop Mystery series. Love the recipes!

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  142. Cwallac
    I can’t believe how quickly all the lovely recipes can actually make you gain weight! Can I officially say Happy Holidays to all? 😁

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  143. Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it. So excited about the new Haunted Bookshop book! Samanth

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  144. Looks delicious. Unfortunately I'm not a fan of pumpkin anything.
    patrici

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  145. This looks so yummy!! Legallyblonde...

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  146. While this cake sounds absolutely yummy (I love pumpkin, I love pumpkin spice, and cream cheese...oh and cake...!!!), I am a thousand times more excited that Jack is back!!!!! Thank you for the recipes, for all of Clare's adventures, and Jack and Pen; I love to get lost in them.
    jstone2

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  147. Looks perfect for Thanksgiving dinner this year, fewer people, more cake leftover. You have to find the silver lining.

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  148. tigersc The pumpkin bundt cake looks yummy! I might just have to borrow a bundt pan...πŸ˜‰ I've read most of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, but the Haunted Bookstore Mysteries are new to me, I'd love to win! Meanwhile, checking out the 1st 2 books in the Ghost series from my public library πŸ™‚

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  149. I can't wait to make the pumpkin cake. I love your recipes. One of my favorites is Matt's coffee stew. I love both the coffee house mysteries and haunted bookshop mysteries. Lou817b

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  150. I can't wait to make this. I printed the recipe, already have the ingredients. I just need to locate the bundt pan! j9fish6

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  151. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway! Blessed

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  152. sounds good. too bad i dont have a bundt or tube pan.
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  153. I love pumpkin and this cake looks absolutely delicious!
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  154. Yum!, pumpkin. It is such a versatile ingredient. I've used it as a side dish, as an ingredient in cakes and breads (makes things so moist), or in pies. I'm ready to read me some haunted bookshop, have a hot cup of tea and a piece of cake. lilmag

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  155. This recipe looks so yummy. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the chance. Love your series. Luckdragon04rn (at)aol (dot)com

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  156. Will try the recipe with sweet potatoes! Looks deikicious!

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  157. I discovered your Haunted Bookshop series & I love it. I am only just starting the Coffeehouse Mysteries now. I love that I'll get to binge read so many in a row since they are already published & I won't have to wait a year for each one. I can't wait to try this recipe, it looks delish! Thank you for sharing & having this fun giveaway! schneidt79

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  158. Love your books and all of the recipes! Happy Thanksgiving. bmalic6

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  159. I love pumpkin recipes. And of course both the pen and jack series and coffeehouse. Always look forward to each book.and now I don't need a recipe book, I have yrs..

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  160. Thank you! This looks easier and just as tasty as my usual pumpkin roll. Best,
    ler2015

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  161. I have enjoyed every recipe that I have tried from you. My daughter and I are really excited to try you pumpkin cake recipe!
    j.polac

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  162. Yay! Pumpkin cake! I'm sure Mike Quinn would gobble this up. Haha! Series jumping! blairjy

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  163. This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it.
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  164. bunkiel

    The cake sounds delicious! And I've got a new bundt pan just begging for something to be baked in it - pumpkin cake will be lovely!

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  165. This recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  166. Pumpkin and cream cheese seem to be "the thing" this year. If the store had not been out of pumpkin would make it tomorrow! Sounds like a trip to the grocery is in order!
    karen.w

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  167. I can not believe I have to wait until April 2021....I absolutely love your books and would not have survived the pandemic without them....you both are amazing writers and I love and miss your characters. ilenepa

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  168. I love anything pumpkin. Thank you for the recipe! Love all your books and all series. Got behind because of health issues, but, I can’t wait to get caught up in all the series! maryannj is email.

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  169. Read all the coffee and would like to read the ghost. Need to get a Bundt pan and try the recipe. Thank you for recipe and chance to win book an bag

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  170. I finished all of the coffee house mysteries and now I am working my way through the haunted bookshop mysteries. Love them all!

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  171. My mouth is watering after reading the recipe and seeing the pics. I can’t wait for your new book. I have been helping my parents get out of their old house (they moved last year) and last weekend when I was packing up things to donate, I found 3 of the Jack & Pen books that I gave my mom years ago. I was so happy to see them again as it is time to re-read as the weather cools and the nights are long. Thank you for years of reading enjoyment. FabriCa

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  172. I love your recipes - they make my mouth water just reading them. I can't wait for your new book! Your books are a fun read.

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  173. Yummers! I can't wait to try this on the family! danolia

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  174. cdruse1
    I really enjoy reading your books, even tho I don't like coffee [ooops].
    Looks kike a yummy recipe, can't wait to try it! And share once Covid is done

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