"Boxed" Chocolate Cake — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch the Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team attempt to mix the ingredients for molten chocolate cake within an empty chocolate candy box.

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Box of Chocolates 02:27

Find out if mixing molten chocolate cake in a chocolate box is approved.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, tonight's all-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen focused on perhaps the ultimate sweet treat — chocolate — and surely no chocolate showcase is complete without molten lava cake. Boasting a tender, moist cake on the outside and a warm, gooey center, this dressed-up dessert is tricky to master, even for the most-experienced chefs under optimal conditions. And inside the Cutthroat arena, the circumstances for preparing this cake turned even trickier when a sabotage forced one chef to mix all of the cake ingredients within the tiny compartments inside a now-empty box of chocolates.

As with all sabotages, the Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team tried its hands at this doozy of a test before Alton Brown sold it at auction, and within just minutes of starting, Food Stylist Codii realized, "The key to this is patience, which I think Cutthroat Kitchen lacks on a daily basis." Despite her initial struggles, however, Codii managed to incorporate her ingredients as best as possible, and ultimately turned out cakes that, while "not pretty," featured the signature lava river flowing from within.

Click the play button on the video above to watch Codii's test unfold, then check out FN Dish for even more insider takes on Testing the Sabotages.

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