(SPOT.ph) Chocolate cake. No two words better evoke comfort, nostalgia, and indulgence—it's an (almost) universally loved dessert favorite that continues to please the young and old. And just because you're stuck at home doesn't mean you can't still get your chocolate-cake fix: The good news is, a number of purveyors and bakeshops offer their versions for delivery to your doorstep. Here, we've rounded up the best, most decadent chocolate cakes around the Metro.
Indulge in these damn-good chocolate cakes that are available for delivery:
Big Al's Cookie Jar
Big Al's famous Decadent Chocolate Cake (starts at P350/good for three to five persons) is our favorite chocolate cake in Manila for its super moist and truly decadent cake base paired with a bittersweet fudge frosting. After a brief hiatus, the bakeshop's Quezon City branch is once again taking orders—just check out their order form to secure your slot for their August 19 to 31 pick-up dates.
For those who take their chocolate game really seriously, there's this towering scene-stealer of a cake. Dubbed the 17-Layer Chocolate Cake (P2,400/whole), it's got 17 whopping layers of chocolate cake and Valrhona Araguani 72% dark chocolate ganache, and is topped with a dark chocolate mirror glaze for a deep, dark, complex-tasting profile that'll change the way you view chocolate cake forever. You can easily place your orders through The Grid Food Market's delivery website.
Consisting of a melt-in-the-mouth moist cake, a bittersweet frosting, and generous covering of chocolate bits, Poco Deli's Blackout Chocolate Cake (P240/slice, P380/mini, P580/small, P1,200/medium, P2,200/whole) is for those who like their chocolate cake intense. You can send them a message on Facebook or give them a call to order; they accept payments via bank transfer and GCash, and they can help book the courier for you.
For orders, send a message to Poco Deli on Facebook. You can also contact 0915-498-1125 or 0917-658-8844 (BGC) or 0917-881-1043 or 0917-881-1237 (Pasig).
Critical Baker pays homage to the salted-caramel chocolate combo in the Phat Pat (P870/4.5-inch whole, P1,770/six-inch whole), which puts together chocolate cake, thick layers of caramel chocolate ganache, and solarized sea salt for a savory contrast. You can try this hefty cake for yourself by messaging Your Critical Baker on social media, and paying through Metrobank or BDO bank deposit.
Nono's Chocolate Oblivion brings a little more textural contrast to the chocolate-cake party with the Chocolate Oblivion (P175/slice, P1,395/nine inches), which as a more contemporary combination of cake, whipped chocolate cream, and walnut praline. Get your fix by giving the branch nearest you a ring and booking your own courier, or by finding Nono's on Foodpanda.
See a list of Nono's branches and their contact numbers. You can also find Nono's on Foodpanda.
If you're after a decidedly sugary bite (no shame in that!), go for Slice's Double Choco Yema Cake (P1,775/whole), which is blanketed with a thick layer of sweet, creamy yema. Get it delivered by giving them a call or text a day in advance. You'll have to book your own courier to pick it up from their Taguig commissary; they accept payments via cash on delivery or BDO bank transfer.
For orders, contact 0966-742-0714 or 0917-321-5459. For more information, check out Slice Cafe Ph's Facebook page.
Simple as Tilde's Chocolate Truffle (P225/petite, P1,300/large) cake looks, it wows with its combo of light chocolate cake, whipped chocolate truffle layers, and dusting of cocoa powder. It's deceptively light in texture, yet potent and rich in flavor. Order this for yourself by sending Tilde Bakery a message with your name, contact number, order, and pickup date, then pay via BPI or BDO bank transfer, GCash, or credit card. You can then book a courier to get it delivered to your doorstep.
Sugarbee's Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake (P480/six-inch cake with one layer, P650/eight-inch cake with one layer, P1,150/nine-inch cake with two layers) is yet another decadent, well-executed ode to the chocolate-salted caramel pairing. It's got a cake that's moist with a fluffy open crumb, and a bittersweet frosting dotted with amber-hued salt crystals. You can order via Foodpanda, by giving Sugarbee a call, or by messaging Sugarbee on social media.
Mary Grace's Chocolate Truffle (P522/mini, P1,289/whole) highlights bittersweet Callebaut chocolate, which they turn into a smooth ganache in between moist layers of chocolate cake. It's the kind of cake both titas and kids-at-heart would appreciate for its not-too-sweet character. Mary Grace offers it for delivery; simply log on to their website or find Mary Grace on GrabFood to get your fix.
For orders, check out Mary Grace's website or find Mary Grace on GrabFood.
Bites by Crumble
Modern twists are great and all, but sometimes you just want a no-frills, classic chocolate cake. Bites by Crumble's Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake (P170/mini, P400/regular) is exactly that, with its moist chocolate cake base and just-sweet-enough, velvety fudge frosting. Get your own by filling up their order form and paying via BDO or BPI bank transfer or GCash.
Lia's Cakes in Season
Lia's Cakes in Season is best known for their Avocado Cake, but true insiders know that their Chocolate Decadence (P140/slice, P990/whole) is a mighty fine choice, too. Flaunting a glossy exterior, it's as moist as it gets and comes drizzled with caramel for a sweet, creamy counterpoint. You can order via Lia's delivery website, which offers free delivery with a minimum order of P850. They do same-day delivery for as long as you place your orders before 9 a.m., and deliver from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For orders, check out Lia's Cakes in Season's website.
Chocolate is great on its own, but pair it with caramel and sea salt and you've got a party in the mouth waiting to happen. This hefty Salted Chocolate Cake (P300/three-layer slice, P1,200/mini, P2,000/two-layer whole, P3,000/three-layer whole) by Wildflour gives you the perfect balance of the three components so you get a happy mix of salty and sweet. It doesn't hurt that the chocolate is robust and dark, the caramel rich and buttery. You can order from Wildflour's website.
For orders, check out Wildflour's website.
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