Say it with us: no celebration is complete without dessert, and this is especially true in the case of Noche Buena (and all your Christmas parties). It’s the time of the year to celebrate all things merry and jolly, after all—what better way to do so than to end your meal on a sweet note? We’ve rounded up standout and seasonal cakes that’ll make your Noche Buena or Christmas dinner all the more memorable.
Order these cakes to end your Noche Buena on a sweet note:
The King’s Crown by Naked Patisserie
If you really want to go all-out and impress your family this holiday season, Naked Patisserie’s The King’s Crown (P6,950) is the cake for you. Picture this: a moist chocolate ganache cake that’s covered in edible gold paper, topped with edible sugar roses. Yup, it’s every bit as regal as it sounds. You can visit Naked Patisserie’s website to get your fix.
For orders, check out Naked Patisserie’s website.
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake by Nono’s
Cheesecake is always good, but add dark chocolate to the mix and you get an even more intensely flavored dessert. That’s precisely what you get with Nono’s new Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (P1,995/eight inches), which has a baked chocolate cheesecake on a chocolate-cookie crust topped with chocolate ganache and white chocolate crispy pearls. We know, that’s a mouthful—but really, is there such a thing as too much chocolate? You can call one of their stores directly or place your orders through Foodpanda.
Wreath Angel Cake by Brownbaggins
A lot of holiday cakes can be overly rich, but this ethereal cake is the light-as-air antithesis to that. It’s got an angel-food cake base and a topping of berries and fruits, arranged so as to look like a wreath. As it’s so light, you won’t feel as weighed down when you indulge in a slice (or two) after a heavy meal. You can fill out their form to place an order.
Christmas Tree Cake by Beehive Pastries
Does it get any more Christmassy than a cake that looks like a literal Christmas tree? Not only is the Christmas Tree Cake (P2,250) totally eye-catching from the outside; it’s got alternating layers of moist vanilla and southern red velvet cake within, making for a striking, striped appearance when you cut into it. You can order this cake through Beehive Pastries’ website.
For orders, check out Beehive Pastries’ website.
White Chocolate Tres Leches Cake by Butternut Bakery
If you like your desserts on the milky end of the spectrum, be sure to get Butternut Bakery’s White Chocolate Tres Leches (P1,100) for your Christmas table. This tres leches cake gets an extra dose of creaminess from white chocolate curls on top, and its all-white form adds a dash of elegance on any holiday table. This is available at Butternut Bakery’s stalls in Mega Fashion Hall and SM North EDSA.
Butternut Bakery has branches at 3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City and 2/F SM North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City. For more information, check out Butternut Bakery Manila’s Facebook page.
Cassava Cake by Little Flour
Little Flour gives the Filipino classic an extra-decadent touch in the Cassava Cake (P1,840). Not only is it thicker than most other versions; it’s also got an especially soft and pudding-like texture that’s truly the stuff of dreams. While it’s barely sweet on its own, it comes with homemade coconut jam on the side for serving alongside—and a generous topping of cheese adds a savory touch that’ll have you going back for seconds. Get your fix of this cake by visiting sister restaurant Wildflour’s delivery website, Wildflour To-Go.
For orders, visit Wildflour To-Go.
Eggnog Tres Leches by Milkrun
Few flavors scream the holidays quite like eggnog, and its rich, spiced flavor is the star in Milkrun's Eggnog Tres Leches (P580/regular, P1,600/party size). Here, eggnog soaks into each and every crumb and crevice of the cake base, which is topped with barely sweet whipped cream and a buttery cinnamon crumble. The kicker? The caramel rum sauce drizzled on top, which takes every bite into overdrive. You can fill out their order form to try it for yourself.
Puto Bumbong Cheesecake by Miss B’s Infused Honey
View this post on Instagram
Puto bumbong gets a creamy twist in this special cheesecake (P520), which is a cross between a cheesecake and a soufflé. It’s slightly sweet and comes topped with grated cheese for a savory counterpoint. It also comes with a light coconut cream for serving alongside. You can send them a message on Facebook or Instagram to get your fix.
Moist Gingerbread Loaf by Nyala’s Homemade
Sometimes, you just want a no-frills cake that’s just darn good, and Nyala’s Homemade’s Moist Gingerbread Loaf (P300/unglazed) is exactly that. True to its name, this is a moist and rich cake with a deep, molasses flavor tinged with warm and spicy ginger that truly evokes the holidays. As it comes as a loaf, it’s especially easy to slice and serve away. While it’s satisfying in its plain form, you can also opt to get it frosted with their spiced white chocolate (additional P100) for extra creaminess. You can send them a message on social media, or fill out their order form to get your own.
Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cake by Sebastian’s Ice Cream
If you’re looking for a cake that truly screams “celebration”, go for the ultra-colorful Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cake (P1,650) by Sebastian’s. This festive treat has layers of vanilla and rainbow-sprinkle cake, and cake batter ice cream which is then topped with cake batter pastillas, more sprinkles, and a pink chocolate drizzle—it’s basically a party in an (ice cream) cake! Get this treat from Sebastian’s Ice Cream’s delivery website.
For orders, check out Sebastian’s Ice Cream’s website.
* This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.