Monday, August 27, 2012

Chastity Bush Guest Post & Giveaway

Woot! Diva in the house! Author Chastity Bush has cruised by today to give us busy chicks a recipe for a sweet treat that can be whipped up in a jiffy. She is also sharing one of her eBooks to a lucky commenter. Let's give her a ginormous welcome worthy of a Diva.

Thanks for having me here today, Vanessa!

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Chastity Bush and I’m the author of several romance novels. Writing’s my passion and I can’t go a single day without doing, or thinking about it. If you’ve read my books, thank you! And if not, I hope you one day do!

I’m also a wife, and the mother to two great daughters. As many of you mothers out there know, life can get a bit hectic from time to time and making a yummy treat is almost completely out of the question. I love to bake, and many recipes are so complicated and time consuming it’s hard to make time to prepare them. So here’s a quick and easy recipe I’m sure your family will love. 

Thanks again for having me here today!

Banana Pudding Poke Cake (I got this recipe from The Country Cook Website, but made a few changes. Enjoy!)

You can change up this recipe and instead of using banana pudding, use chocolate or vanilla!

1 (10 oz.) box yellow cake mix (can also use banana cake mix for extra banana flavor)
ingredients needed to make cake (eggs, oil & water)
2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant banana pudding
4 cups milk
1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
20 vanilla wafers, crushed

Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 9x13 cake.
Once cake comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for just a couple of minutes.
Then, with a wooden spoon handle. Begin poking holes in the cake.

Prepare pudding per directions on box.
Once pudding starts to thicken, pour over cake.  Press pudding into holes with the back of a spoon. Make sure the pudding gets into the holes.

Place cake into refrigerator and all to cool completely.

Spread on whipped topping. (Or you can use regular icing. I like to make mine with white icing, and add banana flavoring)

Crush vanilla wafers in ziplock bag. (Leave some pieces bigger for a little crunch). Spread over cake and serve. (Can also serve with slices of bananas)

Chastity Bush is the author of several romance novels known for their spicy romance, suspense and humorous edge. When not hard at work on her next novel you can find her spending time with her husband and their two daughters. She loves to hear from her readers and personally answers all email she receives.

Places to stalk Chastity

Chastity is giving away one of her books, readers choice. Comment below with email address. I will notify the winner by email on Sept 4.


  1. That sounds delicious. I think I will have to try this cake. I love bananas.

  2. Congrats on the releases!!! I wish I could cook/bake... gotta go con someone into making this for me :)


  3. ooh- I used to do similar using jello mix .. with the jello at 2/3 strength.. was a big hit with the kid and her friends!

  4. Oh yum! I wanna try it! I love your covers!


  5. Thanks, ladies!

    I used to not bake, but with easy things like this, you can't really go wrong.

    Gaele- I also make a cake like this with jell-o. It's a cherry limeade cake, and my hubby and kids love it!

  6. Thanks, Jesse!
    The cover for Killer Kisses is my favorite!

  7. Your books sound amazing!! My daughter loves bannana bread, so I just might have to try this for her. LOL....Thanks for cruising by!!

    1. Thank you!

      My hubby and kids love bananas, so this is right up their alley!

  8. You books sound really great, i cant wait to read some of them:)
    elliott2668at yahoo dotcom

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy them if you get the chance!

  9. favorite kind of recipe: easy and tasty!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    1. I love quick and easy recipes. I'm always looking for new foods to make.

  10. hmm, would have loved to see a picture of that cake :D it has a cute/funny name too!

    Hi Chastity!

    1. I was going to send along a pic, but it appears my computer ate it! :)

  11. I love Banana Pudding and will definitely be trying out this recipe. It sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing it with us ;)
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  12. this sounds amazing, I Love anything banana <3 I have read all of chastity's books and LOVE them all. they are all really good!! She is an Amazing Author and a really Great Lady too..<3

  13. I bet my father would love that recipe. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway.

    bookaholicholly @ gmail .com

  14. Sounds like a really good recipe, i'll have to try it out sometime. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. I hope you enjoy it! My family loves anything to do with bananas. :)

  15. It's so lovely to meet you Chastity and I look forward to reading your books. Thanks also for the recipe. I absolutely adore banana pudding and this recipe couldn't come at a better time. My hubby's birthday is next Tuesday but we are going to celebrate this weekend while my daughter is home from college.
    Best wishes and continued success


    1. It's wonderful to mee you, too, Christine!
      I hope you and your family enjoy the cake!

  16. Yummy! Almost as easy as my Hershey pie... Melt 2 chocolate bars mix into a tub of cool whip, pour in graham crust and freeze for about an hour!