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Top 10 Chocolate Cakes in Manila rounded up the best places in the metro to find your favorite feel-good food.
By: Kris Alcantara  |   Published on: Feb 16, 2011 - 1:33am

Where to find the best chocolate cakes in Manila? That's the kind of question that sparks furious debates among fanatics. See, chocoholics take their favorites seriously, and rounding up the best of the best can be a deliciously daunting task to anyone who has ever had one too many great chocolate cakes—and we don't need to tell you that Manila is teeming with tons of them. Here, lists 10 of the best places to find your favorite feel-good food in the metro for when that next chocolate cake craving hits.


Which one takes the cake? Click to find out.




Photos by Kris Alcantara and Warren Espejo (Momo)

Oh, and if you're looking for this cake, you'll have to wait for our homebakers round up.

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  • GST
    for the chocolate oblivion cake, i had to read twice to digest that you really characterized the girl overachiever as someone who got straight A's in school, married a doctor, and gave birth to twins. I thought we were already in the 21st century, past that age when a woman's greatest achievement is to marry and bear children. I know this is far from the topic of the article but it's precisely these little details that enter people's subconscious, as i'm sure it did in this writer's article. Dear editors of, do us all a favor and have your staff undergo gender-sensitivity training.
    4 months ago     Reply  
  • patrimonio
    Try missmatamis "dirty harry" you guys might consider it. We are located in greenbelt 1 in front of sarabia optical it's chocolate cake with caramel icing.. not too sweet.. just right:)
    9 months ago     Reply  
  • chocolate lover
    Best for me is Divine Dessert's chocolate cake!! Surprised it didn't make the list
    Mar 05 2014 @ 06:46pm     Reply  
  • mary ann
    i loved chocolate cakes...
    Oct 04 2011 @ 11:31am     Reply  
  • jillie
    The best chocolate cake can be found in New York City's best bakery--Two Little Red Hens on East 85th St. and 3GS Ave.
    Apr 06 2011 @ 10:10am     Reply  
  • perry
    Hey Spot, Bakers Online make the best homemade chocolate cake! Our family received one last christmas from a colleague who says even their other baked products are really yummy. Look them up on Facebook =)
    Feb 28 2011 @ 05:33pm     Reply  
  • miss michelle
    I love the chocolate cake from Starbucks. It was also featured as one of the best chocolate cakes in manila in Lori's list. Never liked Goldilocks or Red Ribbon they're always dry
    Feb 27 2011 @ 05:40pm     Reply  
  • rain
    two of my faves on the list: death by tablea & polly's! re: starbucks, i think it's overrated. i think the chocolate cake from cheesecake etc is better.
    Feb 27 2011 @ 01:05pm     Reply  
  • chococake lover
    i used to order my chocolate cakes from Duke's Kitchen in Greenhills (it's a home-based operation). i'm no expert on cakes and sweets, but i've been eating chocolate cake since i was a kid, and nothing has topped Duke's Kitchen in my book, EVER. i've actually tried most of the cakes on this list, but so far, Duke's Kitchen was the moist-est, yummy-est, feel-good-est chocolate cake i've ever had in my life. it's too bad they "closed" operations. i wish this comment reaches them and they reconsider!
    Feb 27 2011 @ 10:56am     Reply  
  • sugar rush
    Walang makakatalo sa choco roll ng Goldilocks. Grabe.
    Feb 24 2011 @ 06:38pm     Reply  
  • barista
    @gigi Purple Oven's cake is the same as Starbucks.
    Feb 22 2011 @ 07:12pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • ==jADika==
      malamang ksi dun kumukuha ang starbucks
      Jan 31 2013 @ 12:34pm     Reply  
  • ely b
    miss polly's is really the best, mura na napakasarap pa....
    Feb 22 2011 @ 04:41pm     Reply  
  • tin
    Aggie's Lava cake is also yummy, super moist!
    Feb 22 2011 @ 02:25pm     Reply  
  • zarah
    Becky's Kitchen in Singalong still the best for me!
    Feb 21 2011 @ 08:59pm     Reply  
  • t8dx
    Coffee bean and tea leaf's classic chocolate cake is good. :)rnrn
    Feb 21 2011 @ 12:53pm     Reply  
  • greta
    Polly's the best talaga!! great choice for number 1 spot!
    Feb 19 2011 @ 10:33am     Reply  
  • t-rex rules
    Another highly subjective list. Oh well...rnrnThere are some really stunning chocolate cakes to be found among the home bakers of the Eastwood Mall Weekend Gourmet Market. Truly a prized find bar none. Check it out if you care for a preference upgrade. rnrn
    Feb 18 2011 @ 09:54pm     Reply  
  • gigi
    Purple Oven?
    Feb 18 2011 @ 05:08pm     Reply  
  • uniwell
    chocolate sinful cake of ala crem is the best choco cake in the world! period! sayang sa pampanga lang sya meron :(
    Feb 18 2011 @ 11:02am     Reply  
  • ninjaone
    Hungry Pac is very ordinary.rnSugarhouse is sometimes dry. Maybe they serve yesterday's cakernYes I like the Sisa's Dementia at Pia Y Damaso. That is a gourmet cake.rnStarbucks seemed to be a lazy choice for the writer.rnPolly's was the best until I tried Dimpy Camara's chocolate cake.rnThere are better molten lava cakes in the restaurants--would that be considered in the same category? but can't remember which one right now.rnWhat about Chocolate Kiss. Was that considered?rnDid JJ write this article?
    Feb 18 2011 @ 12:01am     Reply  
  • @gandara
    You clearly have EXCELLENT taste. If you think Goldilocks is the best chocolate cake you've had in Manila, I've got a melt-in-your-mouth ground filet sandwich I'd like you to try. They sell it at this little place I know called "McDonald's", and they call it a "hamburger"rnrnWith your taste, I'm sure you'll be impressed.
    Feb 17 2011 @ 10:42am     Reply  
  • heyyou
    Hizon's Cakes and Pastries @ Ermita (J. Bocobo cor. Arquiza)rn
    Feb 17 2011 @ 06:36am     Reply  
  • controversy
    You might want to try Diamond Hotel's chocolate moist cake. Heavenly but not a good idea to try if you are on a diet.
    Feb 17 2011 @ 04:16am     Reply  
  • jersey
    I agree! Polly's FTW! :)I hav tried Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion and masarap nga sya pero pricey. Di pwede pang everyday haha! :DrnrnAnother yummy is - choco moist cake from Richmonde Hotel :)
    Feb 17 2011 @ 12:30am     Reply  
  • kat reambillo
    Seeing passion all over this article, Kris. You're the best writer! E
    Feb 16 2011 @ 11:10pm     Reply  
  • aphrodite
    how about Sweet Ideas chocolate cake? yummeh!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 10:31pm     Reply  
  • sally
    You missed out on Red Ribbon's Chocolate Heaven Cake!! Delicious!!!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 10:21pm     Reply  
  • donskiekay
    mitchelle'skamasutra cake from good spirits the best!yummy!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 08:57pm     Reply  
  • bing
    everything looks so good....:) polly's defntly no.1 in my book too... will try poco deli.
    Feb 16 2011 @ 07:10pm     Reply  
  • frency importado
    Where's the WERDREAMS chocolate cake ng CHEESECAKE MELLIZA?
    Feb 16 2011 @ 05:09pm     Reply  
    Hi Beeee and Chocoholic, is coming out with a separate list for homebakers soon. Thanks for reading SPOT!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 01:52pm     Reply  
  • chocoholic
    Where's Karen's Kitchen?!?!?
    Feb 16 2011 @ 01:22pm     Reply  
  • beeee
    JJ, where's Baby Yulo's? :)))))))))))))))))
    Feb 16 2011 @ 12:50pm     Reply  
  • dan
    definitely starbucks over xocolat. not the worst by far.
    Feb 16 2011 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
  • seven
    agree with starbucks,worst! if ala mode is part of this, would go for cyma's lava cake, d best! spot can we have a good top 10 ala mode?
    Feb 16 2011 @ 12:06pm     Reply  
  • len
    I agree on Nono's Chocolate Oblivion and Aristrocrat. Don't agree on Starbucks though. Try the Chocolate Cake of Xocolat. It's really good.
    Feb 16 2011 @ 11:49am     Reply  
  • @gandara
    relax.... kain ka muna ng cake
    Feb 16 2011 @ 11:43am     Reply  
  • gigi
    Yup, Ms. Polly's FTW!!! Simple pero ROCK!!!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 11:08am     Reply  
  • nooni
    Oh my....
    Feb 16 2011 @ 11:04am     Reply  
  • gandara
    iba pa rin ang chocolate cake ng goldilocks. wag nga kayong magpaka sosyal sosyal dyan.chocolate cake personal size - 150+++. ang a arte niyo.
    Feb 16 2011 @ 11:01am     Reply  
  • madaboutfood
    nice list! although i'd have to say the chocolate cakes from bizu patisserie are a cut above the rest. sisa's dementia from pia y damaso is also sinfully good!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 10:27am     Reply  
  • girlie
    Whatever happed to Cookie Monster? That was the best.
    Feb 16 2011 @ 10:14am     Reply  
  • faith s
    How about Sweet Bella's Chocolate Cake? Tried it and once and it's really good. Not sure if they have other branches but there's one at the Burgos Circle.
    Feb 16 2011 @ 09:35am     Reply  
  • mylene d
    Polly's is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!rnAt mura pa!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 09:18am     Reply  
  • foodie
    There goes my diet.. :) Thanks SPOT!
    Feb 16 2011 @ 09:11am     Reply  
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