Updated: 3 Inch Sin is no longer in operations.
Stepping into 3 inch sin, I could feel something stirring inside me.
It was a feeling that I never had before, I actually felt sexually aroused by the aromatic scent and the food I saw in the shop. I could almost hear the little imp that’s sitting on the left side of my shoulder whispering: “Go on, succumb to your wildest imagination and tempt fate. You know you want the molten chocolate lava cake!”
During my first visit to 3 Inch Sin, we ordered the Mini Molten Flavors ($7 for selection of 3 mini cakes). The flavors for 3 inch sin’s molten chocolate lava cake include: Original, mint, bitter orange, coffee, hazelnut, raspberry, peanut butter, white chocolate, lemon and cherries jubilee.
Half-wishing that we could try everything on the menu, the two of us chose the original, hazelnut, and raspberry. Among the three flavors that we sampled, I liked the Raspberry molten chocolate cake the least. While the slightly sourish berry flavor provided a good counterbalance to the sweet chocolate cake; I’m sorry but (molten) chocolate lava cakes are meant to be (sweet) sweet.
I have always been a big fan of hazelnut (everything and anything should be hazelnut). Needless to say, the Hazelnut molten lava cake was excellent — the timeless classic combination of hazelnut and chocolate never fails to deliver.
The Original Chocolate lava cake was all about chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Come, sing with me: warm molten chocolate in a chocolate-y chocolate cake, warm molten chocolate in a chocolate-y chocolate cake…
If you are going down to 3 inch sin after looking at this blog post, I’d recommend you to order their normal size (3 inch) warm chocolate cake ($6 + $3 for a scoop of ice cream) instead of having the 3 Mini molten flavors. While the mini molten lava cakes offer variety in terms of flavor, it does not have a melty center (in short: the chocolate lava cake doesn’t flow) as the cake is too small.
Two weeks after my first visit, I went back to 3 inch sin at Cluny court again. This time, I had the original chocolate lava cake in the normal 3″ size. It was more than good, it was beyond-the-description-of-any-word.
The molten chocolate cake concealed a melty center, with lots of chocolate that’s incredibly sweet and lovely. Paired with a scoop of the cold, chilling vanilla ice cream; nobody, I repeat, no body can resist the warm chocolate cake.
Happiness is when your molten chocolate lava cake flows.
Are you looking for the best chocolate souffle or warm chocolate lava cake or whatever you call the chocolate dessert that has a melty center? Head to the new 3 inch sin at Millenia Walk.
Sorry Max Brenner, I still love you. But now, I love 3 inch sin more.
3 Inch Sin
9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-103 Millenia Walk
Tel: +65 6333 4562
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm
“Happiness is when your molten chocolate lava cake flows.”
Hee hee. You got it, bro.
Oh my, sounds like heaven! I think I’ve gained weight ever since I started reading LIC haha!
They’ve been around for some time! I love their peanut butter version, it’s chunky! =)
oooooohh, to drop in 3 inch for the lava cake & island creamery for ice cream!!! how wonderful ya!
Yeah, these types of desserts are definitely hard to resist. Just like death by chocolate, this is sin by chocolate!
Well written review. Really nice pictures, keep up the nice work! Your passion for food is shared across Singapore (including me). Keep the hunt and reviews for new places going!
WOOHOO! so glad you liked it! i LOVE this place too!
We will see what Singapore’s ultimate lava cake judge Kia has to say about this…
there’s a big difference between chocolate souffle and warm chocolate lava cake. do look it up.
Hmm, I frequent Island Creamery at Serene but didn’t realise this little gem, will pay them a visit. I do love the lava cake at Morton’s of Chicago…
went to try 3 inch sin after reading your post but was quite disappointed. morton’s is still the best.
LFB: Double happiness is when you are having a molten chocolate lava cake that flows, with your love one : D
danghl: AWWW! that’s the highest compliment I can get! thanks!
LT: Yea they have been there for a couple of months. Oh really peanut is good? I was wondering how it will taste like when combined with chocolate
thatssoron: go and have your chocolate lava cake my friend
arhnana: hahaha that’s a great idea. but you must have ice cream when you are having the warm chocolate lava cake, otherwise it won’t taste as good
Liz: Sin by chocolate? that’s a very fine tagline!
mark: wow dude, thanks for your encouragement. I will keep blogging to make all of you hungry!
jules: hahaha now the secret is out of the bag. oops!
mike: Yes please. I am curious to know if she like the chocolate lava cake here
zee: yeah i know there’s a big difference between the chocolate souffle and warm chocolate lava cake. But to me, it isn’t really that important since I enjoy both of them. A mouthful and they are gone! : )
joyce: yeah please drop by when you are in the area next time!
ymarra: Hello, so sorry if my review hype up your expectations of it. Yeah I heard a lot about the morton’s chocolate lava cake, but if i am not mistaken, they sell if for $25 bucks. And that’s a lot of money for a molten chocolate cake. This is only $6, so relatively, i think it isn’t very fair to compare it directly? haha which other places have you tried for their chocolate lava cake?
yeah..it’s about $27 for the morton’s cake if u have it at the bar..i think it’s slightly cheaper if u eat at the restaurant though.
hmm i’ve tried the choc cake at max brenner’s, forlino’s, gordon’s grill, taste matters (very near 3 inch sin), bakerzin, au petit salut. at some restaurants the price is pretty close to morton’s but none come close in terms of taste..looking forward to your review of morton’s!
I didn’t find the Morton’s cake all that impressive – especially considering what they charge. Laurent’s and Double Bay in my opinion where both better… and my wife still swears that Dark Devotion at TCC is the best you can find in Singapore… but I have yet to try 3 inch sin
ymarra: 27 bucks for a dessert is a little too much to pay. but i guess if it makes us happy (even for a short while), it’s worth the money! hehe wow seems like you are a chocolate lava cake lover!
mike: All right, i need to check out the TCC one that Kia has been raving about!
wow. when did this open, maybe im super slow but it does look super sinful. cant wait to try it.
ive always wanted to make these little molten cakes. but ah well, leave it to the experts hehe.
It used 2 be $5 for 3 mini molten cakes but now it increased to $7 n there isn’t service charge last time but now there is! D:
i love anything hazelnut too… wah i wanna go alr..
This is good, but still not the best yet. We tried some chocolate lava cakes during a relative’s birthday celebration. It is still the best so far. She ordered online and we too ordered 3 weeks later through her recommendation. Website is cakes-on-call.com