Saturday, March 31, 2018

Orange Creamsicle #Cake for #Easter #Recipe @PegCochran

I LOVED creamsicles when I was a kid--the way the vanilla and orange flavors blended together as the ice cream melted--so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it.  I don't make a lot of cakes because hubby and I are both trying to watch our sugar intake so it didn't bother me that this recipe started out with a box mix.  No purist here!  Plus it's easy to put together if you're pressed for time.  And who isn't?

I thought it was the perfect dessert to take for Easter.  We're going to my older daughter's this year--she's hosting her first holiday dinner!



1 box white cake mix
1 cup orange juice
6 ounces plain Greek yogurt


1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (sift it to remove any lumps)
3 to 4 tablespoons of milk or water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 orange (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.

Combine orange juice and cake mix and stir together until combined.

Add Greek yogurt and stir again until well combined.

Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool cake then unmold onto a plate.

To make glaze:

Combine all the ingredients and stir until liquid.

Drizzle over cake. If desired sprinkle grated orange peel over cake.


Out Now!

Amazon Print
Barnes & Noble

It’s a marriage made in murder in the new Cranberry Cove Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Peg Cochran!

The long-awaited wedding of Monica and Greg is the highlight of the harvest season in Cranberry Cove, drawing friends from far and wide to help them celebrate. Among the guests are an old college friend of Monica’s and the woman’s boisterous new husband, a man with many enemies and more than a few bitter women in his past. When he turns up dead on a boat, the victim of a fatal stabbing, Monica steps in once again to unravel the mystery.

As she dredges up clues and wades through a long list of suspects, Monica’s sleuthing becomes all the more pressing when the local police are convinced that her friend did the deed. Monica will have to clear her name fast and track down the real culprit as the killer threatens to bring her sweet wedded bliss to a bitter end.

Includes tasty recipes!
Pre-Order Now! Coming June 2018

Barnes and Noble


Barnes & Noble

A Park Avenue princess discovers the dark side of 1930s New York when a debutante ball turns deadly in this gripping historical mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Karen Odden.

Manhattan, 1938. Tired of being trapped in the gilded cage of her family’s expectations, Elizabeth Adams has done what no self-respecting socialite would think to do: She’s gotten herself a job. Although Elizabeth’s dream is to one day see her photographs on the front page of the Daily Trumpet, for now she’s working her way up as the newsroom’s gal Friday.

But fetching coffee isn’t exactly her idea of fun, so when veteran reporter Ralph Kaminsky needs a photographer to fill in for a last-minute assignment, Elizabeth jumps at the chance. At the Waldorf Hotel, Elizabeth is tasked with tracking down the season’s “It girl,” Gloria DeWitt, who will be making her society debut. Working her own connections to New York’s upper crust, Elizabeth manages to land an exclusive interview with Gloria.

Then Gloria’s stepmother is shot dead in a Waldorf bathroom, placing Elizabeth at the scene of a headline-worthy scandal: “Murder of a Society Dame.” Now Elizabeth will have to get the scoop on the killer before her good name gets dragged through the gossip columns—or worse. . . .

Praise for Peg Cocrhan

“Cochran has a truly entertaining writing style that is filled with humor, mystery, fun, and intrigue.”—Open Book Society


  1. Oh that looks really good and really easy! I might even try making that myself tomorrow. I'm glad to see a new Farm book is coming out soon too.

    1. Pat, my hubby gave it a thumbs up! And it took hardly any time to make at all.

  2. It looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing ~

  3. I'm really looking forward to the Murder, She Reported book. The cover really sells it for me!
    This cake sounds quite nice.
    Happy Holidays to all.

    1. Libby,I'm loving writing the Murder, She Reported series. I'm working on book #2 right now--it takes place at the time of the "Long Island Express," the hurricane that tore up the east coast on September 21, 1938.

    2. I haven't read #1 yet and I'm already looking forward to #2!
      I bet a bit of orange liqueur would not be amiss in this cake.

  4. I have a question. No eggs in the cake?

    1. No! Which is great if you've already dyed all your eggs for Easter!

    2. All right! I am making it for tomorrow!

  5. Nothing better than an easy & tasty bundt cake.