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3 Inch Molten Cake

3 Inch Molten Cake

There are many restaurants and cafes offering molten chocolate cakes as one of their desserts these days. But till now, the only place marketing multi-flavours molten chocolate cake as their specialty has got to be 3 Inch Sin. It started off with a shop in Cluny Court and has now expanded to a more accessible location in Millenia Walk. There are 11 flavours in total. The premium ones are priced at $7.50 per piece and consists of alcoholic flavours Baileys and Cherries Jubilee. The other conventional flavours ($6.50) include Original, Bitter Orange, Hazelnut, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Mint, Raspberry, White Chocolate and Coffee. Humbly priced, 3 Inch Sin sure puts up a strong fight against the many other restaurants and cafes.

3 Inch Molten Cake

3 Inch Molten Cake

3 Inch Molten Cake

3 Inch Molten Cake

Each molten cake is served warm in a ceramic bowl. It is 3 inches in diameter, probably only as big as the width of your palm. But this little cake could get you addicted, hooked and craving for more! We loved the original, hazelnut, peanut butter and mint flavours in particular. These molten cakes were made using premium Valrhona chocolate as the cake batter, with different fillings incorporated into the centre upon order. The 70% cocoa content in the chocolate batter ensured that the molten cake did not taste cloyingly sweet overall and gave the molten cake a strong chocolaty fragrance. Upon breaking apart the chocolate sponge shell, the thick pool of velvety viscous fillings oozed out, in particular for the original, hazelnut and mint flavours. The original flavour was classic. The hazelnut and mint fillings, specially concocted by 3 Inch Sin, were more attractive to those with a sweeter tooth compared to the original flavour. The hazelnut paste made in-house gave a more personalized touch compared to the very much commercialiszd Nutella paste and reminded us of the artisan hazelnut praline in their melted form. The mint fillings resembled After Eight chocolates, and the light minty flavour together with the sweeter milk chocolate was a very good complement to the darker cake batter. Another winner was the peanut butter molten cake, which provided some salty comfort for those who wished for a good balance between the savory and sweet.

Rum and Raisins

Rum and Raisins Ice Cream

One could also pair each molten cake with a scoop of ice cream. Flavours available included Rum and Raisins, Sea Salt Caramel, Vanilla, Chocolate and Macadamia.

Rrrroyal Chocolate

Rrrroyal Chocolate

To our delight, 3 Inch sin has also progressed beyond its initial specialization in molten cakes and expanded its range of products. Rrrroyal Chocolate ($7) – Chocolate sponge layered with crispy praline and 70% dark chocolate mousse. We loved the thick slab of mousse at the exterior edge of the cake. The mousse itself was chocolaty and creamy. The sponge was moist and it fell into smooth, homogenous consistency with the mousse. We liked the fact that the sponge was barely detectable. The texture came in when you take a bite from the inner diameter of the cake, where the cornflakes like crisps came into picture.

The Dark Side

The Dark Side

The Dark Side ($6) – Sweet pastry tart filled with dark, velvety chocolate ganache. The chocolate tart was made for serious chocolate lovers who would like their slab of satisfyingly premium chocolate. The crust in The Dark Side was not overly buttery but exuded fragrance from the hazelnuts essence which had been incorporated into the crust batter. The roasted cocoa beans sprinkled beneath the chocolate tart provided additional burst of dense chocolate flavour and gave it an added crunch. A sea salt caramel ice cream was an ideal ice cream to go with to enhance the entire experience.

Take-away Molten Chocolate Cake

Take-away Molten Chocolate Cake

For those we can’t get enough of molten chocolate cakes, you can also purchase take-aways. You can enjoy it the conventional way by popping it into the microwave to create the molten centre. Or have it as a rich dense chocolate cake directly from the refrigerator.

*Note: This is an invited session by the generous and humble owners Kevin and Celine.

3 Inch Sin
#01-103, Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard

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Written by foodphd

December 20, 2011 at 7:56 am

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