The Radar: “Malts & Milkshakes,” and Sundaes — Oh My!

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Have you been to Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Ballard yet? Yes, I know the name is a mouthful — but rightfully so are the delectable dishes owner Autumn Martin serves up at her shop including molten chocolate cakes, of course, but also shakes, floats, cookies and cocktails. So if you haven’t yet, you should go. Go now, in fact.

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Martin’s desserts have been featured in Oprah magazine, The New York Timesthe Wall Street Journal, Food + Wine, Bon Appétit, The Seattle Times, Sunset magazine, and Edible Seattle and now she’s releasing a cookbook of her favorites from on and off her menu due out Apr. 9 and titled “Malts & Milkshakes.” The book is a flavorful collection of sixty recipes including my picks (that I can’t wait to make):

  • Bacon-Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Blackberry Lavender Shake
  • Salted Caramel Sundae

Malts and Milkshakes/St. Martin’s Press

So … I’ll just be over here readying my blender but if you’d like to get up close and personal with Ms. Martin, she’ll be holding milkshake demos at Hot Cakes every Saturday at 4 p.m. beginning Apr. 6 in celebration of her book release. The hour-long classes will cover three delicious shakes —plus how to make chocolate ganache and salted caramel sauce!


When: Saturdays at 4 pm on April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11

Where: Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery | 5427 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

How Much?: $40/person and a signed copy of “Malts & Milkshakes” and jar of Hot Cakes’ Smoked Chocolate Chips

RSVP: Space is limited so call  (206) 420-3431 to reserve a spot

Can’t get enough of Autumn Martin? She’ll also be visiting Book Larder on Tuesday, Apr. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a demo and book signing. The event is free and you can RSVP online here.