Cooking The Books – Nicole Flockton

Chef with cookbookTexas-based Aussie author Nicole Flockton is my guest today. Nicole writes contemporary romances set in both hospitals and boardrooms and has published with Crimson Romance and Escape Publishing. Her latest release, Rescuing Dawn, is out now with Crimson Romance.Nicole-7502-LR-Color Nicole is generously offering a kindle copy of her book to one lucky commenter. Welcome Nicole!

In “Rescuing Dawn” Dawn has baked a “Double Chocolate Fudge Cake with fresh Raspberry Frosting”. I’m going to be honest here and say that cake was pulled out of my imagination. Now I’m sure there is a recipe for said cake with frosting, but I’ve never made it.

Instead I thought I’d share the recipe of the Chocolate Cake my Grandma used to make. The trick of this cake, according to my brother who always makes it, is to over cook it. Make it so it’s a little crispy on the outside. The best accompaniment to the cake – ice-cream!

CakeSo here it is, my Grandma’s Chocolate Cake recipe. I would love to hear from you if you make it!!

2 cups Self Raising Flour

2 cups caster sugar

1 cup milk

250g butter or marg

4 eggs

4 tbls cocoa

melt butter and place all ingredients into mixer bowl and beat until smoothCake Tony

cook for 35 mins at 170c/340F

Here is a picture of my brother at Christmas with the cake he made, when he and his family visited us in Houston.

He helps save lives, now he wants to save hers.

RescuingDawnCoverDawn Granger has loved and lost and it’s a road she’s not prepared to travel again, that is until her past turns up and has her questioning her resolve.

Andrew Holmes has sailed the globe numerous times, when he almost loses his life, he decides he needs to give something back so he returns home and trains as a paramedic. When he runs into his former sweetheart he is surprised to find an attraction he thought dead come to life. When he sees the sadness in Dawn he knows he will do anything to make her smile again.

Dawn tries to resist Andrew but their past pulls at her in ways she thought long dead. Can she trust a man who’s run out on her once before? Can she risk putting her heart on the line again? Or will it all be taken from her again.

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Buy Links:   Crimson Romance         Amazon

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On her very first school report her teacher said ‘Nicole likes to tell her own stories’.

It wasn’t until after the birth of her daughter and after having fun on the community board of that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

The stories she writes are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. Nicole enjoys taking two characters and creating unique situations for them.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and her two fabulous kids.

Thanks for your yummy recipe, Nicole! That cake looks super simple to make but really delicious. I also note that your brother has discovered that red wine and chocolate go beautifully together!

To go into the draw for a kindle copy of RESCUING DAWN please leave a comment!

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25 comments on “Cooking The Books – Nicole Flockton

  1. This recipe sounds divine!!!! Thank you for sharing with us I am so making it the first chance I get, all though I am a terrible chef so it might not turn out so great, but I am sneaky and have a idea I will hire a sexy chef to make me one, of course he has to be shirtless when doing so LOL!

    • Hi Cathryn, sometimes the simple things in life are the best 🙂 I reckon I could even knock that one up on a campfire!

  2. Sounds so yum! Thanks for sharing Nicole and Louise! Aongratulations and all the best with Rescuing Dawn, Nicole!

  3. Thank you for sharing your chocolate cake recipe which sounds so simple to make.

    Rescuing Dawn sounds like a lovely story. Can’t beat a great book, coffee and a piece of chocolate cake.

    • Hi Margaret! Thanks for stopping by. It really is easy Margaret – just whack all the ingredients in and bob’s your uncle – it’s all mixed!

  4. Hi Nicole. THANK YOU for posting a choc cake recipe, I am always on the lookout for a good one that doesnt ask me to include a block of chocolate, the cocoa powder ones are my fave. I wish you all the best for Rescuing Dawn Nicole, I’m a HUGE fan of your work xx

    • Hi Tash. Thanks for dropping in. Yes, it does look nice and simple and sometimes that’s just what we need.

    • Hi Tash! I must admit I’d forgotten about this recipe until my brother said he would make it when he came at Xmas. I’m all for easy! Whenever I search the net it’s always “easy potato recipes” LOL Thanks for being a fan! ❤ you!

  5. Sorry friends, Nicole is leaving comments but for some reason it is not showing. She is not ignoring you all, but stressing at the moment! I hope she doesn’t pull all her hair out!

  6. Thanks for having me Louise – I’m thrilled to share my Gran’s recipe. I’m looking forward to reading your book too!

  7. And after many emails my comments are finally showing! LOL Thanks again Louise! The internet was not liking me today!

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