You don’t need cranky Gordon Ramsay in your kitchen to get your fill of sticky toffee cakes. You just need a trip to Whole Foods to pick up these convenient, ready-made Pots & Co. Sticky Toffee Lava Cakes.
Then, just zap them in the microwave for 40 to 50 seconds to put a big smile on your face.
I had a chance to try samples recently of these individual sticky date sponge cakes with molten centers of butterscotch sauce.
The taste is of molasses spice cake crossed with hot buttered caramel popcorn. And one decadent little cake is all of 380 calories.
Yes, just try to resist that.
A pack of four is a steal at $5.99. They keep conveniently in the fridge or freezer for when the craving strikes.
The lava cakes are vegetarian, non-GMO and preservative-free. The London-based company also makes incredible Chocolate Fudge Lava Cakes, which are available at Whole Foods now, too.
Each cake comes packaged in a cute little reusable ceramic ramekin to cut down on the use of plastic. It’s a great vessel for serving nuts, candy or sauces or holding jewelry and loose change or even starting plant seedlings.