The deep, dark, rich smells filling the house betray the emergence of chocolate sponge from a warm oven. Soon it will be filled with thick, creamy chocolate icing, with even more coating the outside and dripping down from the upper surface of the cake. Given the proximity to the forthcoming ancient Spring festival, mini chocolate Easter-eggs will adorn the top.
This isn’t just any chocolate cake, this is a sumptuous, scrumptious, velvety, heavenly, melt-in-the-mouth, Maggie’s home-baked chocolate cake, created specially for the last evening class of the Intro to Moral Philosophy course I’ve been running since January.
It’s the only reason some of them have stuck with it over the past few months.