SPOT.ph Picks: Red Velvet Cakes That Prove the Dessert's Got Timeless Appeal

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12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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(SPOT.ph) Mention the words red velvet to anyone and you’re more likely to get references to the K-pop group than the actual cake flavor. Red velvet may not be as popular as it once was but it’s still pretty much a staple among pastry shops in Manila, with most places offering their own spin on it.

Known for its deep red color, red velvet (when done right at least) strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet, thanks to its use of cocoa powder and buttermilk. It’s usually topped off with a tangy cream cheese frosting but some stores are also known to experiment with vanilla icing. So whether you’re a true red velvet connoisseur or just someone who wants to relive the nostalgia of the red velvet trend, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best red velvet cakes that the Metro has to offer.

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

Love red velvet cakes? You can't go wrong with these stellar versions available here in the Metro:

Red Velvet Cake from M Bakery

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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M Bakery may be better known for its banana pudding but if you’re looking to try something new, then their Red Velvet Cake (starts at P2,200) is your best bet. This light chocolate cake comes with three delectable layers and is frosted with either your choice of smooth vanilla icing or tart cream cheese frosting.

For orders, call 0917-6331718 or 8847-9829. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Red Velvet Cake from Wadough's

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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Looking for a custom red velvet cake to surprise your loved ones with? Check out Wadough’s. Their Red Velvet (P1,800) is classic as they come, being the right balance of vanilla, buttermilk, and cocoa that this cake flavor is known for. Have it decorated with a witty saying to make the occasion even more memorable.

For orders, send a message to Wadough’s on Facebook and Instagram.

Classic Red Velvet Cake from Butternut Bakery

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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Butternut Bakery’s Classic Red Velvet Cake (P1,300) is just straight up addicting, thanks to its perfectly moist texture and creamy cream cheese frosting topped with red velvet crumbs. If you’re on the lookout for something tangier though, their Red Velvet Cheesecake (P1,500) is also worth the price.

For orders, find Butternut Bakery on Grabfood. You can also check their Facebook page.

Red Velvet Supreme from Homemade by Roshan

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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What’s the ultimate cake for red velvet lovers? It has to be Homemade by Roshan’s Red Velvet Supreme (P3,300). This show-stopping confection is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, being a New York-style cheesecake wrapped in delectable cream cheese frosting. If that’s not enough, it’s even topped off with miniature red velvet cupcakes! If you prefer the original take on red velvet though, make sure to check out their Classic Red Velvet Cake (P2,200).

For orders, call 0928-631-7786 or visit their website. You can also check their Instagram page.

Big Al’s Red Velvet Cake

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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In contrast to the other cakes on this list, Big Al’s Red Velvet Cake (P380) does away with most of the bells and whistles. Instead, you get a simple moist cake topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting and simple sugar decor, served in a loaf-shaped foil tray. Make no mistake though, this cake is just the right amount of sweet–so no judgment if you decide to plunge your fork right in.

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For orders, visit Big Al’s Cookie Jar’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Red Velvet Cake from Manila House

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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Manila House’s Red Velvet Cake (P2,300) may be one of the pricier cakes on this list but trust us when we say it’s completely worth the price tag. This two-layer cake may seem simple at first, but it’s just the right amount of chocolate and buttermilk. If that’s not enough, its cream cheese frosting is pure decadence, striking the right balance between sweet and tangy.

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

Red Velvet Cake from CruKitchen

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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Having been around since 2007, CruKitchen’s cakes have long been a staple at family gatherings and birthdays. One bite of their Red Velvet Cake (P900/eight-inch, P600/six-inch) will make you understand why. This two layer cake has the right amount of velvet and crumb and is the perfect accompaniment to their tangy and indulgent premium cream cheese frosting.

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

Red Velvet Cake from Clara Dolce

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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This Marikina-based cakery prides itself on its homemade cream cheese frosting. Made with pure cream cheese and butter, this frosting melts in your mouth. Its tangy flavor perfectly complements their Red Velvet Cake (P800/six-inch, P900/eight-inch), a rich and moist chocolate cake that comes with just the right amount of sweetness.

For orders, fill out Clara Dolce’s order form. You can also check their Facebook page.

Red Velvet Triple Fudge Cake from Aperitif's

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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Apéritif's Red Velvet Triple Fudge Cake (P1,150) is the definition of too good to eat. This soft, creamy, velvety cake comes encased in a white chocolate shell and is topped off with edible gold dust. If that’s not enough, you can even get it in a white marble box, making it the perfect gift for special occasions.

For orders, visit Apéritif's website. You can also check their Instagram page.

Chaz (Red Velvet) from Noodle Bakes

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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Red velvet cake on its own is indulgent enough but what happens if we add another layer? Enter Noodle Bakes’ Chaz (P1,650). This three-layer cake comes with a brownie bottom, two red velvet layers, and sumptuous cream cheese frosting. It’s the ultimate cake for chocolate lovers out there.

For orders, fill out The Noodle Bakes’ quotation form. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Red Velvet cakes from Red Velvet Manila

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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With a name like Red Velvet Manila, you can be sure you’ll be getting the most delicious cakes in the Metro. Each cake here is quite literally a labor of love and is made from scratch by a home baker. Their red velvet cakes (starts at P1,700) come double-layered with a generous helping of tangy cream cheese frosting. And to make things even sweeter, they can even make heart-shaped cakes!

For orders, fill out Red Velvet Manila’s order form. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Cupcakes by Sonja's Signature Red Velvet Cake

12 Shops to Get Red Velvet Cakes.
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If you’re a huge fan of Cupcakes by Sonja’s Red Velvet Vixen, then you’ll definitely fall in love with their Signature Red Velvet Cake (P1,200). This is their classic red velvet cupcake made bigger, but with the same great flavor and luscious cream cheese frosting.

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

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