Christmas is usually a time when we forget about calorie counting and indulge in the best eats of the season. If a cake is a must on your noche buena table or Christmas meal, we have several cake suggestions for every kind of cake craving and preference this Christmas:
Burnt Basque Cheesecake by Chef Chele’s Kitchen
Burnt Basque cheesecake is not new to the local food scene but this year, this cheesecake was all over everyone’s social media feed and on their dessert plates. If you’re looking to indulge in one of the most decadent ones in Manila, chef Chele Gonzalez’s version is creamy, cheesy, and has that addicting velvety texture you’ll want over and over again.
6.5-inch cheesecake is P950 and the 8.5-inch cheesecake is P1,550. Two-day lead time required, fill up the order form on Chef Chele’s Kitchen Instagram
Burnt Basque Cheesecake by Knead, Bake, & Drizzle
If you’re looking for a guilt-free cheesecake, this sugar-free version needs to be on your table. The cheesecake base is dense and has salty tones, too: it’s the perfect foil to the tang and sweet flavors you love in this Basque cheesecake. Choose from either the peaches-and-blueberry topping or the one with strawberries and chocolate —either way, it’s an indulgent treat everyone will enjoy.
7-inch cheesecake is P800, two-day lead time is required, message via Knead, Bake, & Drizzle’s Instagram
Chokokeki Frozen Chocolate Cake from Chokokeki
If frozen treats are more your speed, you can’t go wrong with this frozen chocolate cake crowned with Ferrero chocolate balls. Creamy and luscious without being overly sweet, this frozen cake will remind you of your favorite childhood chocolate drink that was turned into a cake, but all grown-up and sophisticated.
P1,400/ 5-inch cake and P2,350/ 8-inch cake. Price includes delivery fee within Metro Manila. Advance order required, message via Chokokeki’s Instagram
Crème Brulee Cake by Cara Mia
This seemingly simple cake will take you by surprise: it has layers of pillowy chiffon cake with vanilla pastry cream and buttercream filling in between and topped with a sweet burnt egg custard. There’s no overpowering sweetness, just a satisfying medley of textures and light flavors you want in your dessert.
P975, order via the Cara Mia website or call (02) 8822-1111
Lemon Torte by Nono’s
If you like both tangy and sweet flavors, your best bet is Nono’s Lemon Torte. It has sweet lemon curd sandwiched in between light and chewy meringue layers, the best kind of sweet and tangy combo. It will definitely be one of the best additions to any celebration.
P1,295/ 8-inch cake. Available in stores or check Nono’s Instagram for the store directory
Mango Shortcake by Saint Anne Cakes Manila
Sweet mangoes crown this moist and fluffy chiffon cake with a layer of Chantilly cream (and more mango bits!) in the middle. It’s a light dessert for the biggest mango fans in the family!
P1,850/9-inch cake, message Saint Anne Cakes Manila on Instagram for orders
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake from Wildflour
There’s something comforting about a classic chocolate cake. This one is a homey version but is big on flavor: it’s a classic that’s executed well. A coffee-custard filling is sandwiched in between fluffy chocolate cake layers, all covered with a silky, flavorful chocolate frosting. Everyone will be sighing in satisfaction.
P1,200/mini cake, P1,900/whole cake. Available in stores or order via WildflourToGo website
Pavlova 2.0 by The Delightful Miss Joyce
Strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi crown this beautiful pavlova cake that also has whipped cream and cream cheese. If you’re looking for a showstopping cake that will deliver on flavor, this one should be on your shortlist.
Message [email protected] for orders
Tableya Cake From The Flour Pot
This cake gets all the components just right: enough deep tablea flavors without being too bitter, the cake base is moist, and a lightly sweet frosting made with tablea fudge ties it all up together. It’s a straightforward treat that will have you reaching for a second slice.
P1,200 for a 9-inch cake, one day lead time required, message The Flour Pot Manila on Facebook
Tiramisu from Little Butter
One bite into this tiramisu and you can tell there’s no scrimping on the ingredients. Light cake layers, smooth cream, and a graceful dusting of cocoa makes this unassuming dessert incredibly easy to finish in one go.
P1,300 (7×7 cake) and P2,200 (9×12 cake), message Little Butter on Instagram
Triple Nut Sans Rival by Cipriano Sans Rival
Cipriano’s classic sans rival is chewy and buttery-sweet, in the best way possible. They just came out with a nicely nutty version just for the holidays: it has roasted macadamias, pistachios, and cashews, all in one decadent cake.
P950/7-inch cake and P1,650/9-inch cake. Order via Cipriano Sans Rival’s website
Ube a la Creme Cake by Shop Artisans
Ube will always be a favorite and this dessert combines the earthy sweet flavor of ube with white chocolate! This dessert has layers of ube cake and light ube frosting, a combo that lets both flavors shine in every spoonful. Crumbled ube cake is sprinkled on top, too, and makes for a delicious IG-worthy dessert moment.
P650/6-inch cake and P1,100/ 10-inch cake, three-day lead time is required, message Shop Artisans via Instagram
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