(SPOT.ph) Cakes come and go, but some continue to stand the test of time—like a classic caramel cake. These cakes highlight the deep and buttery flavor of caramel in a soft and fluffy medium, making them a crowd pleaser for dessert lovers of all ages. If you’ve been wondering where to find them in Manila, look no further as these shops bake stellar versions that you can have delivered or be brought to your doorstep.
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On the lookout for something sweet? Choose from these caramel cakes the next time the craving hits:
Costa Brava’s Caramel Cake (starts at P700) is our absolute favorite in Manila, thanks to its ultra-light consistency and creamy caramel icing that surprisingly manages not to be too sweet. The cake-to-frosting ratio is spot-on, too. They don’t deliver, but you can give them a call at least a day before to order and book your own Grab or Lalamove car to get it sent to your doorstep.
For orders, contact 8896-1267, 8896-6272, 8403-6627, 8984-3949, or 0917-701-1370. You can also check out Costa Brava’s Instagram page.
Pasteleria Manila’s Caramel Cakes (starts at P590) aren’t just any caramel cake—you have the option to add written dedications, so you can put in just about any message from “happy birthday” to “kain na lang tayo nang kain”. You can easily order from their website and pay via Paypal, credit card, GCash, or BPI or BDO bank deposit.
For orders, check out Pasteleria Manila’s website.
Buttery & Co.
While they’re better known for their cheese tarts, Buttery and Co. also makes a fine Caramel Cake (starts at P1,200) with a pillowy chiffon-cake base and not-too-sweet caramel topping. It also comes in a smaller portion, dubbed the Caramel Cake Slice (P85/piece), which finished third on our 2019 Top 10 Caramel Cakes list. You can visit Buttery & Co.’s website, send them a DM on Instagram, or message them on Viber for orders.
Olive Tree Cakes & Pastries
Olive Tree bakes their Caramel Cake (P800/eight-inch round, P1,200/eight by 12 inches, P1,500/10 by 14 inches) fresh upon order, so you can be assured of a great-quality pastry every time. You can fill up their order form or send them a message on Viber two to three days in advance to get your own.
Kookie Korner is a reliable spot for classic cakes of all sorts—including Caramel Cake (P345/small, P555/large). Their take is on the dense side, but its relative heft makes it the perfect pair to a cup of coffee. You can give them a call and book your own courier to get it delivered to you.
For orders, contact 8881-3003.
Max’s Corner Bakery
Max’s bakeshop now makes Caramel Cake (P379/five inches)—a light but rich-tasting, buttery take on the classic, with a fluffy vanilla chiffon cake filled with buttercream and frosted with caramel custard icing. You can place your orders through Max’s delivery website.
For orders, find Max’s Corner Bakery on Max’s delivery website.
Baked fresh every day and made with premium ingredients and zero preservatives, Parañaque-based Miss Flour has Caramel Cake (P850/seven by 10 inches) that may well be the South’s best-kept secret. It’s got deep caramel notes and has the right amount of sweetness. You can order by sending them a message on their social media accounts and paying through GCash or bank deposit (BDO or BPI).
For Goodness Cakes
For Goodness Cakes’ Caramel Chiffon Cake (P550/six inches, P800/eight inches, P1,100/10 inches) consists of a chiffon cake base that uses fresh eggs and French butter, and a delicate caramel frosting that matches the cake’s lightness. You can send them a message one to two days in advance and pay via BDO bank deposit or GCash.
Becky’s makes simple but charming cakes, among which is the Caramel Cake. It's got a swoon-worthy combo of a buttery cake embraced by a thick layer of caramel icing. You can give them a call for orders, then book your own courier to get it picked up from their Malate or Pasig outpost and delivered. The nine-inch round version (P675) is available anytime, but if you’re after the bigger sizes—namely, the 13-by-nine inch (P1,350) or 16-by-12 inch (P2,025) versions—you’ll have to call them two days in advance.
For orders, call 8523-4245 (Malate) or 8671-7606 (Pasig).
Hizon’s Cakes and Pastries
More than amazing ensaymada, Hizon’s also bakes a great Caramel Cake (P1,550/eight-inch round cake, P1,800/12 by 12 inches, P2,200/12 by 16 inches) that’s made to order. They don’t deliver, but you can give them a call a day in advance and book your own courier to pick it up from their Ermita shop.
For orders, contact 8524-8790. You can also check out Hizon’s Cakes and Pastries’ Facebook page.
Estrel’s has been baking up caramel cakes since the '40s, so you know they must be doing something right. The proof is in the pudding—er, Caramel Cake (starts at P700)—what with its simple but stellar pairing of a light sponge cake and velvety caramel icing. Give them a call to place your orders any day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (note that at the moment, each customer can only reserve one cake per day). If you can’t personally pick your cake up, you can book a courier (they suggest a Lalamove car) when your order is confirmed and fully paid.
For orders, contact 8376-7317, 8372-2965, or 8371-7938. For more information, check out Estrel’s Caramel Cake’s Facebook page.
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