Hot Cakes’ S’mores Kit Wins Sofi Award 2014

Autumn Martin Accepts Prize at the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC

Autumn Martin and trusty NW Sales Rep Emily Wandres traveled to New York City at the end of last month for the Summer Fancy Food Show, where three of Martin’s products had been nominated for sofiTM Awards, the awards given by the Specialty Food Association. A panel of over 200 food experts chose the winners, which were announced at a red carpet ceremony … where Martin was thrilled to hear her S’mores Kit announced as one of the winners of the Best Food Gift Award!

Martin was delighted to take the stage with other food pioneers making wonderful goods. Afterward, she got to meet with some of her fellow lady chocolatiers and personal inspirations: “It was so special for me to stand next to two woman I admire, Kathy Wiley from Poco Dolce Chocolates, who won Best Chocolate and Fran Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates, who won in the Classic category,” she said.

Two additional Hot Cakes products were finalists: The Smoked Chocolate Chips in the Chocolate category and the Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce in Diet or Lifestyle Product category. Martin and Wandres had a wonderful time at the show meeting fellow food lovers, trying new products, and introducing everyone to all the tasty Hot Cakes treats!

Opened in May of 2012 by Autumn Martin, Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery is a fun and unique dessert restaurant and brand of high quality, organic desserts. While the molten chocolate cakes have earned Martin a devoted following, Hot Cakes offers many other swoon-inducing desserts such as: milkshakes (boozy and otherwise,) to-die-for cookies, bread pudding, and tarts, as well as savory bites and cocktails. The restaurant also features a production kitchen and a retail shop that showcases the innovative confections, caramel sauces, and take-and-bake molten chocolate cakes that keep guests coming back. Hot Cakes’ mission is to inspire and please – one delicious, creative, and organic dessert at a time.

Hot Cakes is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 11pm and until 12am on Friday. Saturdays the shop is open from 10am to 12am and Sundays 10am to 11pm. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3pm – 6pm. For more information, call 206.420.3431. To learn more or order Hot Cakes products online, visit

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery is located at 5427 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.

Photo credit to Hot Cakes

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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