Resistance is futile! It is indeed hard to resist the sweet smell of chocolate cake, especially when the aroma is linked with nice memories.
My mom is person that is always willing to share. Not only is she generous with her advice, but she can share with you anything that she knows. she is always willing to explain sewing, cooking, or advanced mathematics. But there is one thing that she guards jealously. It is her biggest secret, and one that she has sworn she will carry to the grave. And that is her chocolate cake recipe. We have been trying to get it from her for years, and have so far been unsuccessful.
This isn't some normal chocolate mix cake recipe. This is sincerely gourmet. It is not an uncomplicated chocolate cake recipe, either. Chocolate cake is normally very easy to cook, but hers requires all day and all night. She is plainly in there for 12 hours at a time, creating the perfect chocolate cake. But it is excellent. It is priceless. It is the most delicious thing that I have ever ate. I could do anything to get that chocolate cake recipe.
The thing is, in general my mom isn't all that into chocolate. She rarely makes chocolate brownies. She won't even order a chocolate brownie when she goes out. But that chocolate cake recipe is her favourite thing in the world. Every holiday she cooks it, and each time we request for more. Nobody ever gets sick of it. Even my cousins, strict vegetarians who can only consume vegan chocolate cake recipes usually, will make an exception for her yummy chocolate cake. It really is that great.
The really sad part is that, since I first tasted that chocolate cake, I will not eat any other sort of chocolate desert. Even the greatest German chocolate cake recipe leaves me flat. Part of it is that my mom made it. It is hard to resist because she spends so much time on it, and clearly wants us to like it so much. I don't know if I would love it quite as much if it were someone else who made it, but even so I would like it still. She has, after all, won several cooking competitions with her chocolate cake recipe. She has only entered a few times, but every time she has entered the same recipe, and every time she has won. I have tried sneaking into the kitchen, but it was no use. She simply refused to go on cooking until I left. I hope one day she will reveal her recipe. So, in the meantime I enjoy her delicious recipe and certainly not complaining.