Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
5427 Ballard Ave NW – Seattle
Oh. My. God. If you enjoy a meringue like I do, go to this place. And if you enjoy toasted almonds inside your massive meringue, through and through like I do, don’t waste any time.
Duuuuuudes. This is a really good meringue.
It has been awhile since I’ve eaten my other favorite almond meringue from The Bread Peddler in Olympia, but from my memory, BP toasts their almonds more. Big points in my book. But also according to my memory, the Hot Cakes version is gooey-er. So, big points for them. Dry and crackly on the outside but oozing, in an almost marshmallow cream-like way, inside. SO good. This may have had something to do with the fact that I bought it on a very humid day at the end of August; I will have to revisit it in January or February to know for sure. Note to self.
When I do, I will absolutely taste their oatmeal raisin bacon cookie and probably the s’mores cookie (with smoked chocolate chips – no joke), too. And of course it would be RUDE not to give their namesake molten chocolate cake in a mason jar a whirl – while I’m at it.
Don’t even get me started on their head-spinning list of shakes, sundaes, etc. Check it out. Sassy Molassy? Cardamom Pistachio? I very nearly have tears in my eyes when I read those words. For real. Next time….
*Note: you won’t see anything called a “meringue” at the bakery because they call it by its French name:”rocher.”