Hot Cakes, the deliciously dangerous Molten Chocolate Cakery in Ballard, is known for - surprise! - their molten chocolate cakes and boozy milkshakes.
But slowly, silenty - another sweet treat has been moving it's way on up at the shop: the S'Mores Kit. An homage to Pacific Northwest girl scout cookies and camping trips, the kit comes with all organic and high-quality ingredients for six s'mores: homemade graham crackers, a bar of chocolate (smoked, to get that campfire vibe), and corn-syrup free homemade marshmallows.
Sound amazing? The Specialty Food Association agrees. Last week they announced the S'Mores Kit as one of the winners of the Best Food Gift Award.
Two other Hot Cakes products were also named as finalists: Smoked Chocolate Chips in the Chocolate category, and Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce in the Diet/Lifestyle Product Category.
I'd like to go ahead and formally volunteer to be a judge in next year's awards.
The S'Mores Kits are $25, and can be bought online or in stores. Hot Cakes is located at 5427 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle.