Ms Skinnyfat

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Dessert Review: Smoulder Lava Cakes

By Tuesday, July 31, 2012 , , , ,

I love sweets and I go by the motto "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." I'm a rule breaker when it comes to the sequence of my dining courses and desserts sometimes (actually most of the time) come before any other dish. Why should we stick to the standard and the norm? That's plain boring. Smoulder is a rebel just like me. These softcore bakers have taken a restaurant dessert favorite, chocolate lava cake, and transformed it into a bite size snack to be enjoyed on the go. 
I would say they are absolutely guilt free but who am i kidding? Though i must say that the smallness in size definitely helps with easing that nagging voice in my head. Maybe just 1.. or 2? :)
Smoulder uses the under baking method instead of the ganache one. This ensures the consistency in the batter and molten center. Of course, the technique and temperature has to be monitored very carefully and i would say that Smoulder has perfected them both. The crust was a little crispy and it readily gave way to the warm gooey heart within.
The soft-core cakes are baked fresh daily and are handmade with only premium ingredients and zero preservatives. Barry Callebaut Belgian chocolate is used instead of Valrhona to give it the sweeter taste.

There are currently nine flavours available: Dark Chocolate (50% cacao content), Intense Dark Chocolate (70% cacao content), Dark Chocolate Black Forest (with alcohol), Milk Chocolate Mocha, Milk Chocolate Rum and Raisin, White Chocolate Matcha, White Chocolate Raspberry, White Chocolate Pistachio, and White Chocolate Lemon.

I love their dark and milk chocolate base cakes but i was thoroughly impressed with the white chocolate flavored ones. The flavors are so intense that i forgotten that they were chocolate lava batter. I would say that the Lemon is comparable to Baker & Cook's lemon tart filling, with a creamier texture due to the chocolate and a little more tang. Pistachio and Matcha were equally intense in flavors because these folks are really generous with the ingredients.
At S$3.90 a pop, i would consider it to be a little pricey but they are oh so delicious. It sure does help that they're cheaper when you buy in bulk. Spread the love i say!

There is a new flavor in the house, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut! If you like Ferrero i think you'll dig this. :)

Price: S$3.90 each, S$10.90 for 3, S$29.90 for 9.

Thanks to the Smoulder folks for the invite! :) I would have featured them even if they didn't.

China Square Food Centre
51 Telok Ayer Street, #01-04, Singapore
Tel: +65 6225 6422
Mon-Fri: 8am to 8pm
Sat: 11am to 3pm

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  1. Interesting. Even baking lava cake can setup a stall and have so many varieties.

    1. Haven't seen flavored lava cakes in restaurants actually. Cool concept. :)