Janette Kenny
Strawberry Pecan Upside Down cake

Since several people have requested this recipe, here goes. It’s a gooey, sweet delight. BTW, I halved this recipe. Oh, you can use any flavor cake as well, but chocolate is just so so good. Enjoy!

strawberry pecan cake

Strawberry pecan upside down cake.


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pecans, chopped
2 cup strawberries, sliced


1 Devil’s Food cake mix
3/4 cup strawberry preserves
1/2 chopped pecans

For the topping

Preheat oven to 350F. Put butter evenly into two, 8-inch round pans and place into the oven. Heat until butter is melted then remove from oven. Brush the melted butter around the bottom and sides of the pans. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Divide in half and set aside.

For the cake

Prepare cake according to package directions. Do not overbeat the batter. Gently fold in the pecans and strawberry preserves.
Sprinkle the brown sugar topping into the pans over the melted butter then lay strawberry slices on top in a single layer. Spoon in the cake batter and spread evenly. Bake according to package directions or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Let cake rest for 10 minutes before running a knife around the edge and inverting it onto a plate. Serve warm with whipped cream or drizzle on simple vanilla glaze.

Cover reveal!

I just received the cover for my July Presents. Love it!


Write On and Explore New Genres

Who knew I could juggle? Certainly not me. Yet I’m writing another intense romance for Harlequin Presents while Gina and Luke, the heroine and hero of my upcoming RS, sit suspended in danger.

With luck and a lot of work, my first hybrid novel, will release in May. Edging up to that time, I’d love to have a street team in place.

Any takers?

Email me please. I’d love to get my dedicated readers on board first.

More to come next month.

My next Presents

My amazing Harlequin editor offered a two book contract, acquiring Luciano’s and Caprice’s romance in this deal.

Pending title: Bound by The Italian’s Contract.
Release date: July 2014

Innocent of His Claim

My November title is available in the UK now. North America readers might only be able to get this title via Kindle or Nook.

The cover is awesome! Check it out!

Innocent of His Claim
Janette Kenny
November 2012

“Her past has come back to haunt her… Delanie Tate waits nervously for the man who has torn through her father’s company, consuming along the way her own small business. But she never thought it would be him! The man who ruthlessly commanded her trembling body…who finally shattered her fragile, trusting heart. Marco Vincienta has taken everything he possibly could from Tate Industries – apart from the woman who nearly destroyed him. He needs her for one last thing before he can cut her from his life. If Delanie wants her company back – her life back – she’ll have to do as he asks. ‘A fave author. Gripping and enthralling.’ – Nicola, Graphic Designer, Edinburgh”

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