(SPOT.ph) Though sweets as a whole pretty much evoke feelings of festivity, perhaps no dessert screams celebration like a grand ol’ cake on the table! They’re loved by just about everybody, tempting with their swoon-worthy looks and even more swoon-worthy taste. Manila is home to multiple kinds of cake that each have their own distinct personality—the most popular of which we round up on this list.
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These are the popular kinds of cake in Manila, and where to get each of them:
Vanilla cakes are perhaps the most basic variant there is, but by no means are they boring—at least when done right. At its core, a vanilla cake highlights the subdued but distinct flavor of vanilla. Some go for a leaner foam-cake backbone that brings the taste of vanilla at the forefront; online seller Brownbaggins, for example, makes a light yet impactful Generous Vanilla Cake (P1,299) with vanilla-tinged angel food cake, vanilla-bean creme patisserie, and fresh berries.
Other vanilla cakes go by the butter-cake category—vanilla and butter are a natural pair after all, and the butter gives the resulting cake a distinct tenderness and richer taste without taking over. M Bakery makes a classic Vanilla Cake (starts at P1,850/six inches with three layers) with a vanilla cake and buttercream. You'll also find versions with other embellishments, like sprinkles and birthday-cake crumbs, as in Sugar Gabbie's Milk Bar-inspired BDay Cake (P1,800).