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Friday Feast Returns | Eve's Faerie Cakes

Welcome back to Friday Feast! Delighted to open the doors to the tavern!

Since I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” this month, I’d like to share a recipe from a dear character in one of my stories. Eve Brannigan (A Magical Highland Solstice) has graciously agreed to giving us another one of her delicious recipes. Look for more special surprises from the other ladies in my Highland Holiday Romances this month!

Let’s take a peek at A Magical Highland Solstice

Laird Cormac Murray has witnessed how love destroyed his own father after the death of his mother, and he vows to never take a wife. Yet, when he comes upon a bewildered lass traveling alone, he finds his heart will no longer listen to his mind. In the end, Cormac risks everything to claim the love of a woman not of his time.

Eve Brannigan loves helping others and baking. After winning a contest, she is stunned to learn that the Clan Murray has requested her assistance to cater to their guests during the holiday season. When a lost path in Scotland leads her to a handsome but gruff Highlander, Eve fights the temptation to allow love to enter her heart for the first time.

Can the Fae and the magic of the Yule season bring together two souls who have forsaken love? Or will tragedies from the past separate the lovers forever?

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Eve’s Faerie Cakes


1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of grated orange peel

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

¾ teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1/3 cup raisins or cranberries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare muffin tin with 12 paper cupcake fillers. Or heavily grease your muffin tin.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, vanilla, and grated orange peel.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and then add to the butter mixture.

Add the cream.

Fold in your raisins or cranberries.

Spoon mixture into muffin cups.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Serve with whipped cream and jam. Or you can dust with some powdered sugar.



Don’t forget to check out this fabulous event that I’m participating in with many other spectacular authors!

Calling all holiday-themed readers! It’s more than evergreens and twinkly lights at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s seventh annual Christmas in July Fête. 45 Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday-themed books featured plus a chance to win a $75 Amazon (US or Canada) gift card.

Bookmark this bookish get-together and tell your friends:

Until next Friday, stay cool and dream of Scotland!


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