Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gluten-free Lemon Bundt cake #recipe from @DarylWoodGerber + book #giveaway

From Daryl aka Avery

I'm having a release week giveaway below.  Read on!

I've had a very busy and exciting week. GIRL ON THE RUN came out on Saturday, and it has received some terrific reviews. 


“Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller’s twists and turns." Kirkus Reviews

Then I had a virtual release party on Sunday night. What a bunch of fun. Lots of readers came to the party and asked me a ton of questions. My fingers were tired by the end of the hour!  I love communicating with readers. I learn so much. I get so much inspiration from their united energy.

I find the virtual parties are like book clubs. We chat, we laugh. We share what we like about a book or genre. 

The one thing we can't do - unless we do it virtually - is share treats. Oh, sure, I have virtual cocktails and sometimes virtual cookies or appetizers. 

But a real honest to goodness treat is hard to come by virtually!  LOL

However, if I were to go to a book club, the next treat I would bring is this cake (below). Peg shared a lemon cake recipe recently, and it looked so delicious that I had to make it gluten-free.  This works like a dream and is so easy. Even Jenna, in my Cookbook Nook Mysteries, could make it without messing up. 5 ingredients!  Now, Peg poked holes into her cake and drizzled sweet goodness into it. I wanted to make this a little less sweet, and guess what, it turned out terrific.

Plus, for some reason, the recipe made enough for 2 small loaf pans more. Not sure why?? But plenty for any book club. Or just a family. Or yourself.  

Enjoy!


Gluten-free Lemon Bundt Cake inspired by Peg Cochran

4 eggs
1 package gluten-free white or yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
¾ cup oil
1 package instant lemon pudding mix (make sure it's gluten-free)
¾ cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour eggs, cake mix, oil, lemon pudding mix, and water in a large bowl. Mix well. 

Pour into a greased Bundt pan.




Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-50 minutes for the tube pan and 30 minutes for the other.

Let cake sit for 10 minutes in the pan.  Then run a knife around the edges and invert.  I dusted Bundt cake with powdered sugar.





TODAY, I'm offering a book giveaway of, yes, GIRL ON THE RUN in paper!!  It's out and I'm excited about it. Leave a comment about the last book club you attended and your email so I can contact you if you win. 


Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, 
Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free? 
For order: CLICK HERE.



GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, can be pre-ordered. 
Click here to pre-order.





FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, 
the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery.
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48 comments:

  1. Such a great bundt cake recipe! I'm sorry to say that I haven't attended a book club meeting, but I'm an avid reader. EMS591@aol.com

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  2. The last book club meeting I attended was in March. We are a small group of Mystery Lovers called Murder by the Book. One of our members talked about the books by Louise Penny. Others spoke about books they had recently read and enjoyed.

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  3. I never belonged to a book club, but I do like to read. Thank you fro the recipe and giveaway.
    myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. The last book club meeting I attended, I was the only one that had finished the book. I love lemon recipes, the bundt looks delicious! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I have never belonged to a book club however when we had a local book store I used to go in once a week to talk to all the older ladies about what they had been reading. They helped guide me down the path towards cozy mysteries but introducing me to the genre and one of my favorite authors. utaker555@gmail.com

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  6. I've never joined a book club. I've never liked having to read an assigned book.
    sgiden at Verizon.net

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  7. Liz, Diane, and Jen, thanks so much for dropping in! Diane, your book club sounds fun! I tried organizing a mystery book club when I lived in Charlotte, NC. We read one mystery and then everyone wanted to read something literary. (Everyone but me). It folded! LOL

    Holden, isn't that funny? I think people want to read and "finish" things, but then life gets in the way, but they still want to "party." :)

    Brittany, that is so cool. A local book store can be so informative! I am missing OURS, too! I hate that brick and mortar is so hard for this "brave new world" to support.

    Sandy, that's too funny! I agree. It feels like "school" if it's assigned. But it is fun to read the same book as friends and then be able to chat about it.

    Hugs to all and thanks for writing!

    ~ Daryl

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  8. Thanks for the GF recipe Daryl...will have to look for,that cake mix. I have never belonged to a book club ~ preferring to read what I want at my own speed. I like to savour a book & usually sad when it comes to an end.
    Margcauston@hotmail.com

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  9. I do an online book club of classics but never have been to any other book club. Thank you for the gluten free recipe I love lemon cake and have to eat gluten free so this will be wonderful.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  10. I do an online book club of classics but never have been to any other book club. Thank you for the gluten free recipe I love lemon cake and have to eat gluten free so this will be wonderful.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  11. The cake looks delish. I have not attended a book club. I totally enjoy reading though
    Sjgolding@sbcglobal.net

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  12. The cake looks delish. I have not been to a book club. :( I do read alot though.
    Sjgolding@sbcglobal.net

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  13. The last book club meeting was in March, but no one else showed besides the hostess. Luckily, the hostess is my sister-in-law so I just hung out with her and my niece and nephews. Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Gluten-free never looked so good! I am a big Daryl Wood Gerber fan including her channeling Avery Aames. I am excited about the new book, and can't wait to read it. Thanks, Daryl, for a great book and recipe!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  15. Marg, so good to see you here! You are not alone. Lots of people like that reading alone, at my own speed thing. I'm a slow reader so I know I could never keep up with the readers who read a book a week! :) I like to savor, too.

    Deb, thanks! FYI, there are lots of gluten-free recipes on my website, too. Or look on the MLK sidebar and click on gluten-free. I've tagged most of the recipes I've made if they are gluten-free.

    Sheila, thanks! It's so easy to make! Glad to hear you read a lot. :)

    Daniele, that's so funny. Nobody showed? How rude. But that meant more goodies for you, if your sister-in-law made some.

    Kathleen, thanks so much! I truly appreciate the support!

    ~ Daryl

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  16. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)April 13, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Daryl, my first and last book club meeting was ten plus years ago. Ladies who lived along a lake took turns hosting the meeting and dinner. My neighbor invited me when it was her turn to host. I read the book and came prepared to discuss. Every time I said something I was shot down by one of two ladies who took over. It was maddening and funny at the same time. At any rate I did not join the club. My sister started a book club briefly. It fell apart when two of the members refused to read anything that might possibly be sad.

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  17. Congrats on the release! Can't wait to read this one, have really enjoyed the excerpts.

    The cake looks great (both yours and Peg's!). If it has lemon it has to be delicious, and gluten-free means my granddaughter can enjoy it with us.

    I haven't been to book club in a while. Last time the book was a little too serious (not a mystery, cozy or otherwise) and most of the members hadn't read the book. I'm serious about my book club - I want to discuss that book ;-).

    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  18. The lemon bundt cake looks delectable and lemon is my favorite flavor ever. I just read on my own since I love reading. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I have never belonged to a book club unless you count my mom and I discussing books back and forth. I (sadly) don't know anyone else that likes to read. I know, how can that be? But, it's true. Mom's gone now so I don't have the opportunity anymore.

    Your recipe sounds terrific. My DIL likes her foods gluten-free recently so I think I will try it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  20. I don't belong to a book club. I'm a solitary reader.
    I do share my books and titles with my daughter and granddaughter.
    The cake sounds delicious. I love lemon. Not often you
    find a gluten free recipe.
    thanks.

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  21. Congratulations on the release! What an enticing cake which is ideal for so many occasions. I was never involved with a book club. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Very best wishes on the newest book! Well done.

    I was interested to find out that one's gluten sensitivity can be such that shampoo with gluten in it is a problem!

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  23. I never attended a book club! I love your recipe and really want to read Girl on the Run! Thanks for the giveaway! Kristieleigh1976@hotmail.com

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  24. Pat, I've heard these stories so many times. What is it with the leaders of groups that don't want any room for discussion? They make good murder mystery characters!! LOL

    Sally, I agree that if you've read the book and you come to the club, you want to be able to discuss that book! :)

    Traveler, always good to see you here!

    Linda, I'm glad I can help out with your DIL's allergy! Yay! Sorry your mom (and best pal reader) is no longer around to discuss with you, but she's reading along with you! In spirit. ;)

    Mary, I'm so glad I could accommodate with a gluten-free recipe. I often share those on this site because I'm celiac and need to eat gluten-free. Enjoy!

    ~ Daryl

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  25. Petite, thanks so much!

    Libby, yes, gluten comes in all sorts of ways. I had to change my shampoos (of all things Suave is great!). I've changed my skin lotions. And once I became gluten-free, all the canker sores I'd had in my mouth (up to 10 a month) went away!!!! Yay. Amazing.

    Kristi leigh - I'm thrilled to hear you want to read GIRL ON THE RUN. Yay! Enjoy.

    ~Daryl

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  26. So excited for this book! Sadly the last book club I did was in college, it was just myself and a couple friends but was so fun!

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  27. My last book club was when my daughter was in kindergarten, and a bunch of moms got together once a month. We had a proper book club discussion at the first meeting, then everyone after that was just talking about our kids, school, etc... It was nice having grownups to talk to. I even remember our first book -- The Red Tent by Anita Diamond, probably because we actually discussed it. Our last book was Cheaper by the Dozen!

    Your cake looks delicious and so moist. I can't wait to make it! Congrats again on Girl on the Run!

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  28. I meant Anita Diamant (spell check got me on that one!)

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  29. I've never been to a book club even though I'm an avid reader---probably because the only book club in town is run my arch enemy. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  30. Its been many years since I was in a book club. I think we stopped because no one could agree on a book. The cake sounds delicious. Thanks for a chance to win your book. b5sycop@nefcom.net

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  31. There is a book club set up at the library in town but they meet during my work hours! I am always on the look out for one that meets in the evening or on weekends.
    As for the cake...I LOVE any dessert with lemon! Yum! njcar22@aol.com

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  32. Going to save this recipe for my mom. It's nice to see some good gluten free recipes. Thanks for sharing. pugpower63@gmail.com

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  33. I have never attended a book club but I do know a few people that belong. I am one who likes to read books of my own choosing. I have checked into Oprah's book list and others and sometimes see what is new. I love your cozy mystery books and excited for "Grilling the subject". I always buy my books from Barnes and noble and was disappointed last Saturday that "Girl on the run" was not on the shelves. If I don't win this contest, I will be going to the bookstore on Saturday hoping to see the book on the shelves so I can buy it. Thank you for the opportunity to win! crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  34. Nathan, it's good to hear you had a good experience. I'm sorry it ended.

    Celia, that's so funny. Cheaper by the Dozen! I think that's one of the points of book club. It gets people to read the same book, not necessarily meet to discuss it at length.

    Sue, you have an arch enemy? Do tell!! I've never had an arch enemy except when I was 10. I do remember the initials SB. :)

    Patty, that was the trouble for my short-lived book club. We couldn't agree on the book and then people showed up without having read the book we'd all agreed to.

    Nicole, I think the ones run by libraries are so good because there's no commitment to "friends" to show up. You can pick and choose.

    Julie, wishing your mom good health. It is hard to find, but there are so many more cookbooks now that really do help with the whole commitment to eating gluten-free.

    Crossxjo - I'm sorry B&N doesn't have it on its shelves either, but this is only in paperback through Amazon. It's self-published and hard to get regular bookstores to carry it. But amazon delivers it within a couple of days!

    All my best to all of you!

    ~ Daryl

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  35. As I've said it so many times since Saturday...Congratulations on your release of this book! I attended your online party & had a bunch of fun! Thanks so much for a chance to win.
    Sandy in So. Cali

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    1. Sandy, you have been wonderful and so supportive! Thanks. ~ Daryl

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  36. Thank you for this wonderful chance and delicious recipe. I LOVED this book and would love to win a paper copy. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Robyn, you are more than welcome. Thank you for writing such a terrific review. ~ Daryl

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  37. The last bookclub was for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Zeta@iwon.com

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    1. Jnalpath ~ That was an interesting read. I couldn't believe how many people had the same initials for their names. I got so confused and was glad they had a family tree picture. LOL ~ Daryl

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  38. Well the recipe looks wonderful. I have never been in a bookclub. I do discuss books with friends online and over the phone though. And today I even taught my neurologist what cozy mysteries were, lol. Also discussed the books I love which includes Girl on the Run. I would love to win a paper copy.

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    1. Kay, how wonderful to educate your neurologist! Love that. And thank your discussing my book. So sweet! ~ Daryl

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  39. Thank you for the recipe but the book I have not been in a book club since i moved out here and am disabled. But must tell you i read alot of cozies and would just love to get my grubby hands on this book to read and especially review asap! I would have to have it in print lately alot of people want me to read their books due to the Goodreads 1% reviewer along with others who are paid and i am not but the problem is that they have to be in print. pronto, would love to read!

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  40. I would love to read your new book. Thank you for the cake recipe too I have never made one of these...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Marilyn, thanks and you are welcome. It's so easy to make!

      ~ Daryl

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  41. Congratulations! The winner is Kathleen C. Kathleen, I'll be in touch. Thanks to everyone for your interest and support! ~ Daryl

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