Green star Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery (Ballard)

5427 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-3431

Autumn Martin, former Canlis pastry chef and Theo head chocolatier (and fourth generation Washingtonian), makes all-organic desserts from carefully sourced, local ingredients. The Ballard shop—a hybrid soda fountain/dessert cafe—features classic desserts (bread pudding, crème brûlee, salted butter toffee) and original treats, plus boozy milkshakes and cocktails. Eat them immediately, or take-and-bake their most popular item, a molten chocolate cake in a four-ounce mason jar.
Hours: Mon-Thu 4-10 pm, Fri 4-11 pm, Sat 8 am-11 pm, Sun 8 am-10 pm
Categories: Bakery, Bar, Restaurant

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biffp 2

Quality at a Price

It's good stuff. Not cheap, but worth the occasional splurge.
Posted by biffp on May 10, 2013 at 4:13 PM · Report this

Not worth the price

I was really, really looking forward to Hot Cakes opening up. A delicious molten cake store by a famed chocolatier next to one of my favorite dinner spots? Hell yeah! I was ready to make it my regular dessert stop.

Boy, was I disappointed.

My boyfriend and I went in and were a little wary of the $7.50 price tag for a molten chocolate cake. We decided to split a cake, thinking they must be a decent size for such a price. When the cake came out in it's little mason jar, we looked at each other and shared a look of "That's it?" I could have eaten the whole thing myself in two bites. We took tiny bites to try to make it last, but ended up leaving disgruntled and going home and making our own dessert.

It was good, but not $7.50 for two bites good. I can buy a bar of Theo Chocolate for $4 and be more fulfilled and eat something just as delicious. The decor is lovely, but the food won't be bringing me back ever again. Even if someone gave me a 50% coupon the food still wouldn't be worth the price.
Posted by BlagHag on June 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM · Report this

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