I am a proud chocoholic. The more chocolate the better. In fact, I believe that chocolate is almost a dietary need. If you feel the same love and passion that I do about chocolate, then you might want to give Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava Cakes a try.
Up until recently, I thought the now discontinued Trader Joe's Molten Chocolate Macaron was one of the best chocolate desserts for both the calories and money. It was basically a lava cake, but without the cake. It was the crisp macaron cookie that made it so irresistible. Unfortunately, they decided to keep the Molten Salted Butterscotch, but not the much better tasting chocolate variety.
But truth be told, there are now two of these chocolate lava cakes on shelves. This frozen one and the microwavable mug cake, which you could totally sub out the caramel for a piece of chocolate by the way.
For $2.99 you get two reasonably, responsibly, and portion-controlled cakes that are very rich and full of chocolate flavor. In a matter of 45 seconds, you go from frozen to the molten cake. How chocolatey is this? You'll want a scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut through the richness here. This is a dessert is something that you'll have to slow down and savor. At nearly 400 calories each, these are almost a meal in and of themselves.
The cake is soft on the outside, it gets fudgier as you move closer to the center. The center is like a pool of melted chocolate. It has a taste that is like eating raw brownie batter (not that you are supposed to eat that).
This is decadent and with some careful removal from the plastic it comes in could rival what you might get at your local restaurant. If this does not satisfy your sweet tooth, then a drizzle of chocolate or butterscotch, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of ice cream would make this even more decadent. If you really really like chocolate, then this is something you should try. If I can spare the calories, I'd repurchase this.
Would I buy this again? Yes. My heart and thighs say no, but my taste buds say yes. It's not something I'll buy every week, but when I need my chocolate fix, this is a good match.
The box of Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava Cakes:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
The Bottom Line
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Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava Cakes
Product Name: Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava Cakes
Product Description: Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava Cakes are 2 frozen desserts that are very rich and chocolatey.
Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava cakes are an easy dessert that sit quietly in the freezer case.
- Trader Joe's Chocolate Lava Cakes are pretty darn good and are worth the calories.
- These rival what you might be tempted to order out.
- Only two come in a package, and at nearly 400 calories each that might be a good thing.