Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins
Chocolate Blackout Cake
​(Don’t make this cake if you don’t really love chocolate.)

1 ¼ cups organic sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
2 cups half and half
1 cup whipping cream
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 tsp vanilla

​​Whisk sugar, cornstarch, salt, half and half and whipping cream in a
​large sauce pan. Cook over medium heat. Add chocolate and whisk
​constantly until mixture begins to bubble and chocolate is melted.
​Stir in vanilla and pour into large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and
​refrigerate for 4 hours.

1/3 cup butter, plus extra for greasing pans
1 ½ cups unbleached flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
¾ cup cocoa
1 cup brewed coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup organic sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Adjust rack in middle of oven and preheat to 325° F. Grease and flour
​2 round, 8 inch cake pans. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder,
​baking soda and salt. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
​ Add cocoa and stir about a minute. Take off heat; whisk in coffee,
​buttermilk, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Slowly whisk in flour mixture.
​ Divide batter into prepared pans and bake 30- 35 minutes. Let cakes
​completely cool. Cut each cake in half, horizontally. Crumble one cake
​layer into medium crumbs and set aside. Place a cake layer on a serving
​platter. Spread 1 cup of pudding over cake layer and top with another
​layer. Repeat with cup of pudding and last cake layer. Spread the remaining
​pudding over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle cake crumbs over top and sides
​of cake. Can be refrigerated up to 2 days.


FOREVER ENDS by Carol Hibbs

A move to another part of the province is Gabrielle's greatest transition. It is a turning point she and her sons desperately need. A new and safe house would be a wonderful change, or so she hopes. The house is haunted, or possessed, or something too evil to even imagine.

Gabrielle isn’t planning on any romances, never mind falling in love with her gorgeous cabin building neighbour, Ryan. Bad things seemed to happen to people she loved. It is impossible to resist Ryan, and lunacy to assist Christina, the young girl that is either trapped somehow in Gabrielle's house, or trapped in someone's world. Her sons, friends, Ryan and his daughter, Tess, helps her to save Christina.