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Cannoli Cake Recipe from LONG ISLAND ICED TINA

Hi, it's Maria DiRico, who is also Ellen Byron. People often ask about how I come up with the recipes in my books. Basically, I'll get an idea of what fits well with the plot, then either create my own recipes or tweak existing ones until I can call them mine. It's not easy. Sometimes I fail. (See "R.I.P. Sweet Potato Praline Recipe in my Cajun Country Mystery, MURDER IN THE BAYOU BONEYARD.) But I am super proud of my recipe for Cannoli Cake, which you'll find in my latest Catering Hall Mystery, LONG ISLAND ICED TINA.

This photo is from my friend Kim Davis's blog post on her fabulous website, Cinnamon Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder. She did an amazing job of recreating the recipe, adjusting to her baking needs. She even produced a video to show how she made the cake! You can read her post and see the video by clicking here. Or... you can pick up a copy of LONG ISLAND ICED TINA and see the original version of my recipe by clicking here.

P.S. If you haven't read HERE COMES THE BODY, the first Catering Hall Mystery, it's available on Kindle Unlimited right now. Click here!


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