I had this sinfully rich chocolate dessert at Cafe on the Ridge at the Tagaytay Vista Hotel. We ordered brewed coffee and I was in the mood for something sweet and comforting that cold afternoon. It was the hotel's signature dessert, unfortunately, I forgot what it's called. Chocolate lava cake, I think.... We waited for about thirty minutes for my dessert and I was getting a tad impatient so we called the waitress to remind her of my order. She went to check in the kitchen and when she got back, the waitress apologized for the delay and promised to serve it in ten minutes. The chocolate cake, she explained, err... "erupted"... in a manner of speaking in the course of the baking process and they had to start over. Now how's that for a signature dessert of a hotel best known for its beautiful view of the the Taal volcano?
Although I may have forgotten the name, what I cannot forget is the warm luscious chocolate that oozed out of the fresh out of the oven chocolate cake, a perfect contrast to accompanying scoop of vanilla ice cream. This sweet duo was drizzled with raspberry syrup which added a tangy kick. Oh, what a treat it was. Try it, I promise, it is worth going all the way south for.