Our Story

Hot Cakes was born at the Seattle farmers markets in 2008, with our namesake product – molten chocolate cake. Deeply chocolatey, warm, gooey in the middle, and cakey on the outside. It’s chocolate cake living its best life. For four years, we could be found every weekend at the farmers markets selling raw, frozen cake batter in mason jars for dessert lovers to bake at home – our Take & Bake molten cakes.


In 2012, we opened our first dessert restaurant on Ballard Avenue, just up the street from the farmers market where it all began. Still to this day, the most popular dessert on our menu is the original cake from 2008, the Dark Decadence, and nothing has changed in the recipe for 12 years. In 2015, we opened our second location on Capitol Hill.


We make a line of dessert sauces and jars of smoked chocolate chips which we sell nationally in specialty and grocery stores, and we ship all of our products across the country via our website. 


Over the years, we have won many awards and received numerous heart-warming accolades for our commitment to quality and innovation. To this day, we continue to embody the vision and mission that we were founded on: Rooted in the PNW, we inspire and nurture our community by creating beautiful, organic desserts. We are dedicated to our employees and partnerships, and advocate for the preservation of wild and farm lands.