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Enjoy a Holiday Whodunit with Liz Ireland’s New Mrs. Claus Mystery

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Enjoy a Holiday Whodunit with Liz Ireland’s New Mrs. Claus Mystery


Liz Ireland serves up a double helping of mystery in Mrs. Claus and the Trouble with Turkeys, the newest addition to her Mrs. Claus Mystery series. Whip up this delicious Pumpkin Coffee Cake, pour a cup of tea, and settle in to read this festive and intriguing tale.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in butter until mixture has a fine, moist, sand-like consistency. Stir in pecans. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, remaining 1½ cups…



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