Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Molten chocolate cake? I think not.

Have you ever had a really great molten chocolate cake? If you have, then you know that it is typically a moist, individually-portioned cake that is deliberately underbaked so that the middle gets hot and gooey but doesn't set. Thus, when you cut into it, the "molten" chocolate in the center oozes out, mixing with the cake into a rich, tasty feast.

When I ordered a molten chocolate cake at Bugaboo Creek Steak House, I didn't expect it to be great, but I did expect it to be decent. Unfortunately, the dessert failed to live up to even this modest expectation. Rather than a rich cake with a gooey center, I received a dry cake with little taste, topped with hot fudge sauce and accompanied by a scoop of ice cream with fake vanilla flavor. The fudge sauce actually wasn't bad, and if there had been more of it, it might have better masked the lousy cake, but there wasn't enough sauce to get a decent sauce-to-cake ratio in each bite.

This is the third time I've had a disappointing dessert at Bugaboo Creek, so it's probably the last time. If it weren't conveniently located halfway between our house and that of our friends with small children, I'm not even sure I'd go back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem when I try molten chocolate cakes.. I had an amazing one on a Carnival cruise and haven't been able to find a good one since. If you find a recipe for one that is actually good please share!

Edward Marc