Select your sweet treat, and we’ll tell you where to find the best one in town.
They weren’t kidding when they call it Death by Chocolate Cake – this infamous treat is as lethally indulgent as it looks, but, dare we say it, worth every calorie. Dense chocolatey goodness is smothered in a rich chocolate sauce, with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to quell the intensity.
51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965
NEXT: Best sticky date pudding: P.S Cafe →
There’s everything to love about P.S Cafe’s rendition of this perennial favourite: the stark contrast of warm pudding and refreshingly cold ice cream in each mouthful, the dense sweetness of the pudding elevated by the creaminess of the vanilla… Spot-on!
28b Harding Road, Singapore 249549
NEXT: Best cheesecake: D’Good Cafe →
Whether you like rich cheesecakes or spongy quality of Japanese ones, this treat at D’Good Cafe will tickle your fancy. It’s got ample density to hold its bold flavour, yet still melts in your mouth, and is topped with a hint of smokiness to bring out the flavours even more. Little wonder it’s a best-seller!
#02-01/02, 273 Holland Ave, Singapore 278992
NEXT: Best fruit cakes: Cream & Custard →
Taking inspiration from Blackstar Pastry’s Watermelon Cake in the land down under, the refreshing, romantic Watermelon Strawberry Cake, with a fold of fresh, crisp watermelon between almond dacquoise, is the star of the show here. Other favourites: the Lychee Rose Cake and the Passionfruit Meringue.
#01-894, 46 Jln Bukit Ho Swee, Singapore 160046
NEXT: Best crêpe cakes: Lady M →
The celebrated pioneer of their signature Mille Crêpes, there’s no guessing what this fine patisserie, hailing from the Big Apple, is equally famous for in Singapore. Their crêpe cakes feature layer upon layer of paper-thin handmade crêpes embracing ethereal light pastry cream between, with a golden caramelisation giving an added dimension to the sweet treat.
#01-27 & #02-07 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
NEXT: Best pies: Windowsill Pies →
What makes a good pie? A flaky and buttery crust, a filling rich enough to complement the bite, or a combination of flavours lovingly thought out? The folks at Windowsill Pies say all of the above, and they’ve certainly got all of that in apple pie order. Try their crowd-pleasing Grasshopper (mint chocolate with brownies), Coconut Lime Vodka, or Passionfruit Yogurt.
95 Soo Chow Walk, Singapore 575382
NEXT: Best ice cream: Tom’s Palette →
While many leave scribbles and plaster polaroids on the walls and tables of Tom’s Palette, we’ve left our heart with the ice cream chefs at Tom’s Palette, who make their ice cream from scratch. And they’re having a whole lot of fun with it too, with bold new flavours every month, from Chocolate Stout to Popping Candy Ice Cream. We love the classic flavours made different, like the Apple Pie, Salted Coconut, and Blueberry Crumble.
#01-25 Shaw Leisure Gallery, 100 Beach Rd, Singapore 189702
NEXT: Best lava cake: Morton’s The Steakhouse →
At $30, Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake (we swear we didn’t make this up) is easily twice the price of most other lava cake desserts in other restaurants, but the sublime, oozing chocolatey goodness is worth every cent. The mains are superb, but you won’t want to leave without dessert – you could try, but do you want to risk a life of regret? We didn’t think so.
Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797
NEXT: Best tiramisu: L’Atelier Tiramisu →
Prepared with a family recipe handed down for generations and tweaked to cater to the modern palate, with flavours like Dark Cheery, Pistachio, Brulee, and more. Fun fact: tiramisu literally translates to “pick me up” or “make me happy” in Italian, and we’d say these folks are doing just that with their specialty creations.
#B1-09 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Singapore 059817
NEXT: Best unconventional desserts: Non Entree Desserts →
We can’t blame you if you just did a double take – how is this a dessert? Except it is! This dessert puts an entirely different spin on the hawker favourite Bak Chor Mee (minced pork noodles), with mango vermicelli as noodles, mango pudding with aged balsamico as vinegar, sesame snow as minced meat, coconut parfair as the fishball, sea coconut as mushrooms and more.
204 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218451
NEXT: Best healthy dessert: Husk →
First there was froyo… and now there’s Froco. This frozen coconut dessert is low in calories, sugar and insaturated fat. Made from blended, all-natural young Thai coconuts, this surprisingly rich is all yours to savour without the guilt.
#B2-49 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839
NEXT: Best superfood: Project Acai →
As far as eating healthy goes, purple is the new green. This dedicated acai cafe brings the Brazilian Amazon’s fave superberries to your palate. Most go for the Flower Bowl – freshly blended acai base with a heap of toppings including granola, banana, mango, blueberries, coconut shavings, cacao nibs, bee pollen and more.
NEXT: Best old school desserts: The Plain Jane →
Why so humble? The Plain Jane is anything but. Case in point: the Not So Plain Jane Swiss Rolls, pillowy, moist sponge generously filled with rich yet delicately light cream. Try the Asian-inspired flavours like Thai Milk Tea, which is made with no less than authentic Number One brand cha yen (Thai milk tea).
#01-10, 211 Serangoon Ave 4, Singapore 550211
NEXT: Best chocolate cake: Rider’s Cafe →
By Pinky Chng, April 2017
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