Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Seattle Eats: Hot Cakes Grand Opening

Molten chocolate cakes, vanilla ice cream, and creamy milkshakes: what more could you ask for in a dessert shop? Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, a Seattle cakery known for it's rich, delicious chocolate cakes, just opened a new shop on Capitol Hill in Seattle on Monday. The new shop is much larger than it's first shop, located in Ballard. The new shop offers an expanded menu, including soft serve and an outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows! Additional seating is offered outdoors, perfect for warm evenings. 

Chris and I visited the shop Monday night for the grand opening. All night the line was out the door and many visitors took their orders to go or settled for standing, as all the seats were taken. This isn't anything new: the Ballard shop is known for having a line out the door most evenings! When we reached the counter, I ordered a s'mores molten chocolate cake (it was #NationalSmoresDay after all) and Chris ordered himself a peanut butter s'more milkshake! For the two of us, that was plenty. The cakes are small, but they're rich. The cakes come with a side of vanilla ice cream, but you can order it without or with a glass of milk instead. I was more than happy with my s'more cake: the marshmallow was perfectly toasted on top, giving it that fresh marshmallow flavor that most s'mores flavored dishes miss out on. Chris' shake also included a toasted marshmallow and crumbled graham crackers, and a delicious peanut butter flavor. If you're not feeling a cake or milkshake, they have other offerings on the menu: s'mores with smoked chocolate (a Hot Cakes specialty - it literally tastes like chocolate made over a campfire!), cookies, creme brûlée, hot chocolate, and even savory options!

The best part? Eating Hot Cakes desserts is guilt free! Ingredients are both locally sourced and organic, supporting the company's care of supporting farmers and being sustainable. 

Ballard Shop 5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Capitol Hill Shop 1650 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102

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