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Chocolate Cake with Praline Topping (+ A Lesson Before Dying #thebookclubcookbookCC)

Hello and welcome to September's The Book Club Cook Book Cooking Crew! It is my month to host, and for this month I've chosen Ernest J.Gaines '   A Lesson Before Dying .  Before I even received The Book Club Cook Book , I had my heart set on making Minny's Caramel Cake from The Help because I’ve been looking for an excuse to try my hand at a homemade caramel cake ever since I read the book. When I saw Ernest J. Gaines'   A Lesson Before Dying , however, I knew I had to do something to honor him and this book. Ernest J. Gaines is one of my all-time favorite authors and A Lesson Before Dying was actually the first book of his that I read about 15 year ago while I was in high school. I had a great English teacher who encouraged her students to read current literature while we were studying Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ambrose Bierce. Some of my favorite authors she introduced me to included Ernest J. Gaines, Billie Lets, and John Steinbeck. After her c