The popular 3 Inch Sin, known by foodies for serving up one of the best molten lava cakes in Singapore, now makes its chocolatey goodness accessible to patrons with an outlet at Millenia Walk.
While the boxy dessert café does not sport a huge dining area, it presents a casual, cosy ambiance for chocolate cake aficionados to savour its fun-sized sinful selections over drinks or perhaps a good book. There is also a longer bar table at the back of the café that can accommodate slightly larger groups.
Set up by a brother-sister duo, with training from Le Cordon Bleu and tried and tested recipes, the owners of 3 Inch Sin are not bashful to proclaim that they are still exploring more flavours to incorporate to their already wide selection of molten cakes.
Steering away from the conventional, the molten lava cakes here are served simple and straight out of the oven, each in its own 3-inch ramekin – hence the name “3 Inch Sin” – boasting an oozing, molten centre with various fillings.
Original, Bitter Orange, Hazelnut, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Mint, Raspberry, White chocolate, Coffee, Cherries Jubilee and Baileys
Slice: S$6.50 for non-alcoholic / S$7.50 for alcoholic
Box: S$36/42 pieces
Made with high quality 70% cocoa Valrhona chocolate, the cakes are not too sweet with a lingering chocolate aroma that spreads once you dig in.
I strongly recommend the peanut butter molten cake, which has a rich filling and crunchy chunky bits that add a nice contrast of texture. With a mix of savoury peanuts with bittersweet chocolate, it’s no wonder this is one of the best-sellers.
Those looking for an afternoon pick-me-up should try the lemon molten cake. I am usually not a fan of citrus flavours with chocolate, but I enjoy its refreshing lift against the rich cocoa base.
Those with a sweet tooth can aim for the hazelnut or white chocolate molten cakes, which are definitely the sweeter flavours from the selection available. For alcohol lovers, the cherries jubilee is the one for you. Served with whole cherries buried inside, its subtle sweetness and alcoholic touch adds another dimension to the molten cake.
Available as a simple treat on its own, or a sinful add-on to your molten cake, the ice cream at 3 Inch Sin has been customised to be less sweet without compromising its taste, allowing the flavours of the molten cakes to still shine through.
My personal favourite is the sea salt & caramel ice cream. With a blend of sweetness and saltiness, I can literally have three servings in a go! Seasonal flavours are available as well, so check with the staff.
Besides molten cakes and ice cream, a selection of other desserts is also available.
$6/slice, $30/6 inches, $50/8 inches
A chocolate tart with a smooth, dark chocolate ganache made purely with Valrhona chocolate, The Dark Side will definitely appeal to those who prefer a more solid dessert compared to the molten cakes. I feel that it is not as chocolatey as the signature molten cakes, but I attribute that to a chocolate overload.
S$7/slice, S$42/6 inches, S$60/8 inches
The Mogador, a chocolate cake of dark chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge with a tart raspberry glaze, is creamy and moist. While the glaze is a little too sourish for my liking, this light option deserves a try.
While there is room for improvement, 3 Inch Sin remains an ideal destination for desserts. Armed with good literature or a bunch of friends, this café is a nice place to hang out in if you’re in the area.
9 Raffles Boulevard #01-103
Tel: +65 6333 4562 | Website
Opening hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm daily