The Drool-Worthy New Chocolate Cakes to Try Right Now
Find your new favorite!
(SPOT.ph) We’re sure any sweet aficionado would agree that chocolate cake ranks high up as one of the most timeless treats of all time. It’s the kind of dessert that suits just about any occasion, from your everyday post-meal sugar hankering to grand and all-out celebrations—and really, who doesn’t like chocolate? Now you probably have your own go-to chocolate cake/s (as do we), but it’s well worth exploring the newer versions brought to us by some of Manila’s best bakeshops and online sellers. You might just find your new favorite!
Try a new chocolate cake, for a change; these shops have you covered:
Belgian Chocolate Cake from Sunday Bakeshop
This no-frills, no-fuss chocolate cake (P780/eight inches) goes for a simple setup, coming as a straightforward frosting-topped cake that’s served in a tray. But it wows with its excellent chocolate flavor: The chocolate-cake base has a moist open crumb, and the frosting part of the equation is a smooth chocolate ganache that delivers deep, dark chocolate flavor without being too sweet. You can fill out their order form to get your fix.
Theo Cake from Theo & Philo
Theo & Philo is one of the best-known Filipino craft chocolate makers around, and their bean-to-bar, single-origin chocolate is the star of their stunning Theo Cake (P1,350). It’s got an intense cake base made with three different percentages of their chocolate, plus a thick coating of lush chocolate ganache studded with roasted Palawan cashews that takes every dreamy forkful up several chocolatey notches. You can visit Theo & Philo’s website to get your fix.
Choco Velvet Cake from Kumori
If you've ever taken a bite of red velvet cake and thought it needs a stronger dose of chocolate, you'll want to try Kumori's new Choco Velvet Cake (P575/five inches)—which is similar, but turns the chocolate factor notches up. It's made with a moist but fluffy chocolate cake (where you can really taste the chocolate!), plus a tangy cream-cheese frosting that's silky-smooth and not too sweet. The cake is then topped with chocolate shavings that make for even more picturesque slices. Go ahead and order through Kumori's website if you'd like to try it for yourself.
Chocolate Birthday Cake by WKND Bakery
There’s nothing like a classic birthday cake to bring on the festive feels—even if it’s not your birthday! WKND Bakery’s Chocolate Birthday Cake (P500/four inches, P2,200/six inches with three layers) is one to try, with its combo of chocolate-chip chocolate cake soaked in chocolate milk (we know—that’s a lot of chocolate), then layered with a lush vanilla cream-cheese frosting and vanilla crumbs. You get a happy balance of chocolate and vanilla in every moist forkful, plus a free candle, too! Go ahead and fill out their order form to get your own.
Chocolate Mascarpone Cloud Cake from The Manila Baker
Prefer to get your chocolate-cake fix on the melt-in-the-mouth end of the texture spectrum? The Manila Baker’s Chocolate Mascarpone Cloud Cake (P1,350/eight inches) is one to try. It brings together a flourless chocolate cake with bold chocolate flavor and a light and lush mascarpone cream for balance. Topped with Callebaut crisp pearls for a pop of crunch, it’s practically a chocolate truffle in cake form. Just send them a message on social media for orders.
Hazelnut Fudge Cake from Tsoko
Tsoko is known for their mesmerizing tsunami cakes, and beyond their mouthwatering tiramisu-inspired version, they also make the Hazelnut Fudge Cake (P800/six inches). It’s got layers of a light chocolate cake topped with roasted hazelnuts and a sultry hazelnut cream that cascades down the cake’s sides as you lift up the acetate sheet wrapping it. (Be sure to get your smartphones ready!) You can message Tsoko on social media to order.
Nutella Ferrero Indulgence Cake from Postre de Manila
If you’re a fan of the spread known as Nutella or Ferrero Rocher candies, you’ll know that chocolate and hazelnuts are a match made in heaven. And you’ll definitely want to add Postre de Manila’s Nutella Ferrero Indulgence Cake (P2,580/Mediano, P3,870/Grande) to your must-try list. We don’t know where to begin with this one—there’s the deep chocolate cake base, for one, that’s frosted and filled with crunchy Ferrero Rocher bits and slathered with a smooth Nutella Swiss-meringue buttercream. It’s then topped with dark chocolate ganache, more Ferrero Rocher, and nuts! You’ll want to get a little of each layer in each bite to get the full sensation. You can follow the steps on their Cococart website to place an order.
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