Coming soon to Ballard Ave: This, plus loads of toppings. Photo via Hot Cakes Facebook.

Chocolatier Autumn Martin has released a few more details about her Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery (consider this an addendum to our list of exciting May openings). The shop, slated to open at 5427 Ballard Ave in middle of the month, will sweeten up the ‘hood with cocktails and confections.

The vibe will be akin to a retro-ish soda fountain. A soda fountain with a license to booze up milkshakes and serve cocktails. Martin built her business at local farmers markets, selling dense molten chocolate cakes in tiny mason jars, as well as some seriously addictive salty-sweet cookie combinations. These favorites will proliferate here alongside bread pudding, creme brulee, milkshakes, hand-rolled truffles, chocolate sandwiches done on a flatiron grill, and the occasional savory menu item. The dessert shop will also be the home base for Hot Cakes production, and Martin is promising chocolate-making classes and event space.

Hot Cakes is part of a burst of cool new places on Ballard Ave, which we have thoughtfully mapped out for you in the May issue. The recipe for her bacon, oatmeal, and raisin cookie also made an appearance in the March issue of Bon Appetit.

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