10 Superb Cakes That Mom Would Love for Mother's Day

Nothing like a (literally) sweet gift to show your appreciation.

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PHOTO BY Bizu, Honeybon

(SPOT.ph) In case you haven't checked your calendar lately, Mother’s Day is coming right up—and if you’re looking to make Mom feel real special, perhaps no food says “I love and appreciate you” better than a swoon-worthy cake as part of your spread. Haven’t made plans yet? Here we round up the must-order Mother's-Day special cakes, along with all-time appealing contenders that we’re sure Mom would approve of.

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Also read: The SPOT.ph Guide to Must-Try Cakes in Manila

Show Mom your love with these Mother’s Day cakes:

Mango Tango Delight from Kumori

Mango Tango Delight from Kumori
PHOTO BY Kumori

It’s all about the bright-meets-lush pairing of mangoes and cream in Kumori’s special Mother’s-Day dessert, the Mango Tango Delight (P695). It goes by the classic formula of mango cubes, vanilla sponge cake, and chantilly cream—but also gets a subtle buttery upgrade with the addition of a nutty cashew meringue.

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For orders, visit Kumori’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Ube Cardamom Marble Sans Rival from Half Saints

Ube Cardamom Marble Sans Rival from Half Saints
PHOTO BY Instagram/halfsaints

Ube, of course, is an all-time favorite cake flavor for Filipinos—but it’s worth introducing Mom to other ways to savor the flavor of the purple yam. Consider Half Saints’ Ube Cardamom Marble Sans Rival, which pairs ube with dessert elements from other parts of the world. This dreamy dessert goes for layers of French mousse in ube and cardamom flavors; homemade ube jam; a salted-caramel buttercream; pili and almond dacquoise; and toppings of dried oranges and mint.

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For orders, send a message to Half Saints on Facebook or Instagram.

Charlotte from Bizu Patisserie

Charlotte from Bizu Patisserie
PHOTO BY Bizu

Charlottes are one of those old-school European cakes with timeless appeal—to this day it almost never fails to please. Wow Mom with the swoon-worthy version by Bizu (P1,950/midi), which goes for a sweet pink hue and goes and a mixed-berry flavor profile. Inside are layers of biscuit cuillere, blackberry mousse, and raspberry gelee; the cake is then topped with fresh assorted berries and Bizu’s macarons, then bordered by ladyfingers and tied with a ribbon.

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For orders, visit Bizu’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Pandan Mango Swoon Cake from Butternut Bakery

Pandan Mango Swoon Cake from Butternut Bakery
PHOTO BY Butternut Bakery

Why not treat Mom to a special cake that’s as soothing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds? Butternut Bakery’s come up with the Pandan Mango Swoon Cake (P1,850)—a dessert that features the locally loved pairing of nutty pandan and juicy mangoes, with layers of pandan sponge cake, their own housemade pandan custard, fresh mangoes, pandan frosting, and 24k gold flakes.

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For orders, visit Butternut Bakery’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Earl Grey Chocolate Tea Cake from Flour Pot Manila

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PHOTO BY Instagram/flourpotmanila

Some moms love cake, some moms love flowers—but Flour Pot’s Earl Grey Chocolate Tea Cake lets you get both in one swoon-worthy go. This stellar dessert has rich yet tender cake layers with local artisanal white chocolate and imbued with Premium Earl Grey Tea from Steuart’s Tea; it’s then slathered with a most billowy blush-pink buttercream that glides like silk on the tongue. Topping off this ensemble are fresh strawberries, dried fruits, herbs, and fresh flowers in season—which also make for a totally stunning treat on the visual front.

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For orders, contact 0916-493-7488 or send a message to Flour Pot Manila on Facebook or Instagram.

Wild Berry Chocolate Pavlova from Tigre y Oliva

Wild Berry Chocolate Pavlova from Tigre y Oliva
PHOTO BY Tigre y Oliva

When you think of chocolate desserts, what comes to mind is likely a dessert on the uber-rich and decadent end of the spectrum—nothing wrong with that. But it’s fun to switch things up every once in a while, and go for desserts that deliver the flavor of chocolate in a lighter medium. Consider local bean-to-bar chocolate brand Tigre y Oliva’s Wild Berry Chocolate Pavlova (P900)—a crisp-meets-creamy, multi-textural treat with a chocolate meringue base infused with earl grey tea; a layer of vanilla sponge cake; chocolate mousse; a tangy wild berry coulis; and mint cream.

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For orders, visit Tigre y Oliva’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Pistachio Nougat Cake from Honeybon

Pistachio Nougat Cake from Honeybon
PHOTO BY Honeybon

Honeybon isn’t afraid to channel their nutty side; and in the Pistachio Nougat Cake (P1,250), they shine the spotlight on its characteristically green namesake nut. In each cake are layers of chewy-crisp meringue with nougat and crushed pistachios, in between two layers of plush vanilla chiffon. The entire ensemble is then covered in vanilla whipped cream and crushed pistachios, which also lend the cake a mellow tea-green hue.

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For orders, visit Honeybon’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake from The Sugar-Free Bakery

Salted Caramel Cheesecake from The Sugar Free Bakery
PHOTO BY The Sugar Free Bakery

Just because Mom’s watching her sugar doesn’t mean she can’t have her fill with a drool-worthy dessert. The Sugar-Free Bakery bakes up all sorts of treats with erythritol in place of sugar, and they’ve come up with the Salted Caramel Cheesecake in time for Mother’s Day. Here, their signature cheesecake gets a lush upgrade with an almond crust on the bottom, plus a drizzle of salted “caramel” and adornments of chocolate hazelnut balls on top.

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For orders, visit The Sugar-Free Bakery’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Signature Lemon Olive Oil Cake from The Drunk Baker

Signature Lemon Olive Oil Cake from The Drunk Baker
PHOTO BY Instagram/the.drunk.baker

Here’s a sunny-tasting cake that’ll help you show Mom just how much she brightens up your day. The Drunk Baker is known for their moist olive oil cakes in fun flavors—perhaps the best-known of which is the Signature Lemon Olive Oil Cake, where the natural fruitiness of the olive oil is brought out with a zesty helping of citrus. It’s available in a couple of ways, but you can’t go wrong with the version that’s got their tangy cream-cheese frosting plus toppings of strawberries (P1,570/regular, P2,850/party).

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For orders, send a message to The Drunk Baker on Facebook or Instagram.

Nutty Brazo Sansrival + Leche Flan Tres Leches from Workshop

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PHOTO BY The Grid Food Market

Workshop teaches us (and Mom!) the art of melding winning desserts together with their new Mother’s-Day treats. The Nutty Brazo Sansrival (P2,000) pairs the crunchy-nutty character of sans rival with the richness of brazo de mercedes, with layers of brazo de mercedes custard, cashew dacquoise, and vanilla buttercream—plus a generous amount of pili nuts on the exterior. Alternatively, there’s the equally dreamy Leche Flan Tres Leches (P2,250), where milk- soaked sponge cake, chantilly cream, mangoes, strawberries, and leche flan all come together into a fruity-creamy whole.

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For orders, visit the Workshop section of The Grid Food Market’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Tres Leches from Mary Grace Cafe

Tres Leches from Mary Grace
 cafe
PHOTO BY Mary Grace Cafe

 Yup, Mary Grace is bringing back their Tres Leches for Mother’s-Day season—and this year’s version (P2,308) goes for an especially swoon-worthy, white-on-pink ombre look! Slice inside and you’ll find layers of vanilla sponge cake soaked in earl grey tea-infused milk, plus a homemade caramel filling. Orders also come with a bottle of their tres leches milk sauce that you can pour over slices. for added richness.

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For orders, visit Mary Grace’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Kyiv Cake from The Manila Baker

Kyiv Cake from The Manila Baker
PHOTO BY Instagram/themanilabaker

It can be hard to find a gift that'd impress the mom that’s seen and tasted it all—and is perhaps looking for a one-of-a-kind treat that ventures beyond the usual cakes available locally. Enter The Manila Baker’s Kyiv Cake (P1,550). Taking after the Ukrainian classic of the same name, this towering dessert features layers of sponge cake, a crunchy-chewy walnut meringue, dulce de leche buttercream, 52% dark chocolate ganache, and more walnuts that come together for a nutty-creamy whole.

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For orders, send a message to The Manila Baker on Facebook or Instagram.

Pistachio Lemon Butter Cake from Katherine’s Cafe

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PHOTO BY Instagram/katherines_cafe

Part-citrusy and part-nutty, Katherine’s Cafe’s Pistachio Lemon Butter Cake makes for an ethereal table centerpiece for your Mother’s Day spread. Topping off this cake are crushed pistachio nuts, dried lemon slices, and edible flowers to take every slice to swoon-worthy heights.

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For orders, send a message to Katherine’s Cafe on Facebook or Instagram.

Malagos Chocolate Raspberry Entremet from Leonisa’s Kitchen

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PHOTO BY Screenshot/@leonisaskitchen on Instagram

Chocolate and berries are a match made in heaven—and not just for Valentine’s day! Leonisa’s Kitchen—makers of some of our favorite cream puffs in Manila—has come out with the Malagos Chocolate Raspberry Entremet (P1,950), a sublime dessert that would sweep Mom off her feet with its layers of chocolate crumble, chocolate sponge, a dark chocolate mousse (using Filipino bean-to-bar brand Malagos Chocolate!), raspberry chocolate ganache, raspberry compote, vanilla crémeux, and chocolate glaze.

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For orders, send a message to Leonisa’s Kitchen on Facebook or Instagram.

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