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  • Molten Lava Pastry

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    Item name: Molten Lava Pastry
    Item#: 5185C
    Pack Quantity: 18 Individual pieces per carton.
    Price Note: All prices include shipping and handling.
    Description: An American classic in a different shape. Rich chocolate Sacher Cake, moist and dense with a chocolate ganache pool in the center. May be liquefied in a microwave for 15-18 seconds. 18 Molten Lava Pastry per carton.
    Applications: These pastries are ideal for buffets, serving platters and Viennese tables. Great for Restaurants and Hotel buffet tables. Ideal for individually painted plates for single serve applications. Heat and Serve for a chewy center.
    Origins: The United States-based chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten claims to have invented molten chocolate cake in New York City in 1987, but the French chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres has disputed that claim, arguing that such a dish already existed in France. According to Vongerichten, he pulled a chocolate sponge cake from the oven before it was done and found that the center was still runny, but was warm and had both a good taste and a good texture. Regardless of who invented the dish, Vongerichten has been credited with popularizing it in the United States, and it is now almost a de rigueur inclusion on high-end restaurant dessert menus.