10 Must-Try Ferrero Rocher Desserts in Manila
These chocolate hazelnut treats make the perfect dessert ingredient.
(SPOT.ph) Ferrero Rocher was created in 1982, from the same company that invented Nutella, that wonderful post-war hazelnut spread that gained fame as a chocolate "substitute" due to cocoa shortage. Today, we might be running out of hazelnuts (thanks, climate change!), but the candy is still as popular as ever.
It’s so ubiquitous, so delicious—you pick—that it's only natural that people adapt it to dessert masterpieces. It’s more than just a chocolate-nutty reward now. Ferrero Rocher is an experience. Here are a few Ferrero Rocher-inspired desserts worth checking out.
Afters’ Ferrero Rocher Cake (P175/slice)
This café’s Ferrero Rocher cake features multiple layers of chocolate goodness tinged with a mild honeycomb crunch. The mocha icing is rich and flavorful, with a creamy consistency that just melts in your mouth.
Afters is at 20 Lansbergh Place, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City; and Xavier Residences, Rosa Alvero Street corner Esteban Abada Street, Quezon City.
Kalookies’ Ferrero Rocher Bites (P250/five pieces)
You might think that putting a piece of candy on top of a cookie is a cop out, but don't be fooled. This sweet formula is impeccable. Kalookies’ cookie dough is thick, soft, and chewy, making for a perfect base to the candy’s rich chocolate layers. Simple, yet effective.
For orders, visit Kalookies at www.kalookies.com.
Bar Dolci’s Ferrero Rocher Macarons (P60/piece)
The sprinkle of crushed hazelnuts on top gives this ordinarily smooth cookie a bumpy finish. Bite into it and the core is a complete contrast: The Ferrero hazelnut filling is smooth and creamy.
Casa Italia’s Ferrero Rocher Gelato (P130/piccolo)
Out of the ever-growing sea of Ferrero-inspired gelatos, Casa Italia’s version stands out as the best among the rest. Full-flavored and sweet—as any good gelato should be—this Italian ice cream is also taken a step further with wafer and nut embellishments. That extra flourish gives it some textural accuracy, which really reminds us of the chocolate candy.
Casa Italia is at Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City. Read more about Casa Italia.
Cakes by Miriam’s Ferrero and Maltesers Cake (price available upon request)
Anyone would be impressed with a chocolate butter cake wrapped in smooth white icing and dripping chocolate ganache, but Cakes by Miriam lavishes an already rewarding treat with fresh strawberries, grapes and a generous amount of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Maltesers. The result is as delicious as it is pretty—a suave chocolate cake with a sweetness tempered by the juicy, tangy fruits.
For orders, contact Cakes by Miriam at 0917-873-7378; www.cbmph.wordpress.com.
Cupcakes by Sonja’s Ferrero Hazelnut Crupcakes (P95/piece)
Joining the hybrid dessert trend is the crupcake, a creation that combines the flaky delight of the croissant with the portability of the cupcake. The sugary confection is filled on the spot with hazelnut sauce and topped with pecans, almonds and milk chocolate to recreate the Ferrero experience via viennoiserie. It’s a messy bite, but the taste is totally worth all the crumbs on your shirt.
Maitre Chocolatier’s Golden Euphoria (P218/piece)
It comes as no surprise that the Golden Euphoria is a bestseller in this all-chocolate, all-the-time café. This intense and luscious chocolate hazelnut mousse simply slides on your tongue. If that weren’t enough, three kinds of chocolate (one of them is a Ferrero Rocher, of course) top the cake for a truly indulgent experience.
Maitre Chocolatier is at Jupiter Street, Makati City. Read more about Maitre Chocolatier.
Mama Cakes’ Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake (P1,500/whole)
There’s cheesecake and there’s Ferrero Rocher cheesecake. Mama Cakes already makes a perfectly good cheesecake with a thick, mildly sweet graham cracker crust and rich cream cheese filling. But to top it all off with a shiny Ferrero Rocher glaze? The result is absolutely fantastic. (There are some nutty bits hidden in this cake too, so anticipate a mild crunch in every bite.)
For orders, contact Mama Cakes PH at email@example.com.
Fog City Creamery’s Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl (P285/pint)
Have you ever imagined melting Ferrero Rocher chocolate, mixing it in ice cream, and making an exceptional dessert? You’re in luck. Fog City already did the job for you. Crushed Ferrero Rocher is mixed into a thick, sweet cream base with a light Nutella swirl for an enjoyably crunchy frozen dessert. Think Rocky Road, but better.
For orders, contact Fog City Creamery at 0917-883-3344.
Sweet Saturdays’ Ferrero Cupcakes (P99/piece, P450/half-dozen)
This is what Ferrero Rocher dreams are made of. Nothing can prepare you for your first bite of this luscious and gooey chocolate cupcake. We would have been satisfied with the Ferrero Rocher hazelnut icing and chopped nuts, but there's also an actual Ferrero Rocher inside! Just close your eyes and enjoy the Ferrero-filled ride. The bakery also offers Ferrero Mini-Cupcakes, which contains a whole hazelnut instead of the actual candy.
For orders, contact Sweet Saturdays Stuffed Cupcakes at 0917-833-8019.