Tuesday, May 14, 2019


OF:  The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
BY:  Kay Finch

Being a mystery writer, when I see the phrase just desserts I think about the old expression meaning something that is deserved or merited - the villain is punished and justice is served. Most people, however, who hear the word desserts think of cake, cookies, candy, pie, ice cream. . .I don't blame them.

Yes, I have a sweet tooth. I'm also into baking. Sometimes, I don't sleep well, so I get up and bake.  I bake for hours at a time, but the baked goods never go to waste - especially at this time of year with all of the special occasions - the birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, picnics, festivals, and bake sales. When I ask "what may I bring?" I'm often told "just bring desserts."

Here's the recipe for one of my favorite, quick-to-make cakes. Try it, you'll love it.

Texas Toffee Cake

One Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 container caramel topping
1 container Cool Whip
Toffee Bits

Prepare and bake the cake according to package directions. Allow to cool, but while still warm poke holes in top of cake and drizzle with one can of sweetened condensed milk and ½ container caramel topping. Frost with Cool Whip and sprinkle with toffee bits. Refrigerate.

Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries. Though her character, Sabrina Tate, is a mystery writer who’s left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. A country girl at heart, Kay grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, and she loves the huge cattle-filled fields near her Texas home. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and rescue pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.

Bad Luck Cat Mystery #4 - THE BLACK CAT STEPS ON A CRACK - Coming June 11th!


  1. I love to bake too. I find it a stress reliever and just down right fun to me. Fortunate to have a hubby that loves to bake too (and doesn't mind clean up duty).

    Can't wait for " THE BLACK CAT STEPS ON A CRACK" to be released.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you for your comment, Kay. I wish my hubby loved to bake and clean up.

  3. I too love to bake and that recipe looks so easy!! Thanks so much for sharing.