Romance Cooks

Caramel Breakfast Cake – Cristal Ryder

This recipe is so easy and delish!  Many years ago a friend baked it and my family loved it. I’ve been cooking it ever since. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


1 pkg cake mix, golden or princess style
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup oil
2/3 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup nuts – optional


  • Measure out 1 cup dry cake mix and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients except for the topping and pour into a greased and floured 13×9 pan
  • For topping combine reserved cake mix and rest of ingredients. Sprinkle on top of batter in pan. Cut through with a knife to create a marble effect.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes.

Elemental Heat - Cristal Ryder



Jenna takes a big risk and decides to live in the moment. After months of communication by social media, she accepts an invitation to Colorado where she finally meets her cowboy. Burned by past romances, Jenna is determined to move on and goes with one goal in mind—a booty call with a tall, dark, sexy cowboy.

Chet is a romantic at heart and when Jenna arrives, he knows there’s more to her than a pretty face and a hot body. A casual fling won’t do. He’s smitten and decides to woo her the old-fashioned way with time and patience. And of course, hot sex.

Their chemistry is elemental and they come together with heat that sears the snowy peaks. When Mother Nature steps in, Jenna is forced to face the feelings she’s tried so hard to keep buried and Chet has to draw on his mountain skills to save the woman he has come to love.

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