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Enjoy Delectable Delights and Intrigue with Murder Is a Piece of Cake: The Baker Street Mysteries are back!


Maddy is back in this new installment of Baker Street Mysteries. She has her work cut out for her as she deals with festivals, bakeries, and being accused of murder. As you cheer Maddy and her team on to save their bakery’s reputation and find a killer, you’ll love indulging in a slice of this heavenly chocolate cake. 

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Aunt Octavia’s Chocolate Soul Cake
This recipe makes 1 (9-inch) round cake
  • 2 cups of granulated Sugar
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup room-temperature coffee (If you’re feeling brave, try espresso.)
  • 1 cup whole Milk
  • ½ cup corn oil
  • 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°, and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter or spray 2 cake pans (9 inches) with cooking spray. Line the bottoms of pans using parchment paper.
  2. In a big bowl, whisk sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In a second large bowl, combine the coffee, milk and oil with the eggs. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and add them together. (Batter…

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