No memorable feast is complete without a heavenly dessert. This is especially true for Noche Buena. After generous servings of ham, queso de bola and other family Christmas staples, the Pinoy palate always looks for something sweet to end the meal right.
Aside from the ubiquitous fruit salad, make Christmas extra special with these 8 delectable desserts!
8. Dulcelin Gourmet’s Mango Torte
36 Times Street, West Triangle, Q.C. | (02) 3742165, 09175352592
Delicacies Village Tiendesitas, Pasig | 09178102288
Food Choices, Glorietta, Makati | 09175192288
11 Garfield Street, Greenhills West Village, San Juan | (02) 5842185
165 Ramona Tirona St. BF Homes Paranaque | 09178434917
Pelican Fresh Store, Market Market Mall, Taguig | (02) 8896696
Tea Republic at Pacific Star Bldg. & Enterprise Center, Makati | (02) 8480270
UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City | (02) 9552306
Website | email@example.com | Facebook Page
This tangy, creamy and crispy-chewy cake is Dulcelin Gourmet’s definitive house specialty. It’s a crowd-favorite that will end your loved ones’ Noche Buena feasting on a high and beautiful note. They’ll surely enjoy the Mango Torte’s perfect combination of nougatine, golden mangoes and cream.
Cost: P750 – 9 inches, P1100 – 12 inches
7. Cookie Bar Manila’s Cookie Shots
Typical round cookies are always comforting, especially when served warm and with a glass of milk. This Noche Buena, take that up a notch through these cookie shots. Not only are they pretty to look at, cookie shots allow milk to be infused with cookie bits and the chocolate coating inside. You’ll also give the kids the delicious chance to join adults’ Christmas toasts.
Cost: P320 – 8 cookie shot glasses
6. Wildflour’s Salted Chocolate Cake
V Corporate Center, 125 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City | (02) 8087072
Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City | (02) 8339799
GF Netima Building, 4th Avenue Corner 26th Street, BGC, Taguig City | (02) 8567600
Tall, dark and handsome—who needs a man when this chocolate cake is all that and more? The normal chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is embellished with salted caramel for subtle indulgence. The salted caramel also cuts the sweetness making the cake just right, which means everyone will probably be having more cake without noticing. That’s your cue to order lots.
Cost: P250 – one slice
5. Purple Oven’s Chocolate Camp Fire Cake
YMCA Bldg, Sacred Heart St, San Antonio, Makati City
F7 Bldg, Scout Rallos St Cor Tomas Morato Ave, Laging Handa, Quezon City
GF San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City
The Clubhouse, Temple Drive, Corinthian Hills, White Plains, Quezon City
63 Saint Peter St, Oranbo, Pasig City
Facebook Page | (02) 6314221, (02) 9101363
Here’s a cake that will bring out the beaming kid in everyone that sees it. It’s reminiscent of the crowd-favorite s’mores, but even better because it’s in a bigger and grander form. Ultra-moist chocolate cake is layered with generous helpings of chocolate filling. The cake is enveloped in torched marshmallow icing for the ultimate wow factor.
Cost: P630 – whole cake
4. Aristocrat Bakeshop’s Torta De los Reyes
432 San Andres St, Malate, Manila | (02) 5247671
146 Jupiter St, Bel-Air Village, Makati City | (02) 8995035
S&R Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong City | (02) 6313625
ABS-CBN, Eugenio Lopez Jr. St. Cor. Mother Ignacio, Quezon City |(02) 2610068, 09373707102
Website | Facebook Page
If you’re a fan of the chocolate wafer KitKat, then you’ll definitely love this Torta De los Reyes. It’s the ultimate Sansrival that’s coated with chocolate and has the heavenly combination of crisp wafers, chocolate ganache, butter frosting and melted white chocolate inside.
3. Cold Stone’s Ultimate Ice Cream Cake
There are few things more decadent than an ice cream cake. With Cold Stone’s well-known generosity and premium ingredients, their Ultimate Ice Cream Cakes are perfect for making Noche Buena extra special. There’s the Cake Batter Confetti with layers of moist red velvet cake, Cake Batter ice cream, rainbow sprinkles and covered with fluffy white frosting. For chocolate lovers, try the Midnight Delight with layers of moist devil’s food cake, fudge and chocolate ice cream, chocolate shavings and covered in rich fudge ganache.
Cost: P1200 – whole cake
2. Laduree Macarons
GF 8 Rockwell, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell, Makati City
Bring a piece of Paris in your Noche Buena spread through the dainty and tasty macarons of Laduree. Your loved ones that haven’t tried Laduree macarons will be thrilled while those who already have will surely be happy to munch on these heavenly circles again. Go crazy with 15 exciting flavors like Toffee, Rose Petal, Salted Caramel, Marie-Antoinette Tea and many more.
Cost: P150 – one piece
1. Paper Moon’s Mille Crepe Cake
GF Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
4F Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
2F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
3F (Near Crate & Barrel) SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Cor 26th St, McKinley Parkway, BGC, Taguig City
After indulging on all your favorite Noche Buena dishes until you’re about 80% full, you might want to opt for something light and subtle to fill the 20%. Hailing from Tokyo, this Mille Crepe Cake exemplifies that’s there’s truly beauty in simplicity. Imagine at least 20 layers of paper thin crepes held together by lovely pastry cream then caramelized at the outer layers. Aside from the original flavor, it also comes in mango, strawberry and chocolate. Paper Moon’s Mille Crepe Cakes are treats that your whole family will love.
Cost: P2000 – 10 inches, P1400 – 6 inches, P350 – 3 inches, P225 – one slice
Any other treats you’ve tried that made past Christmases and other special occasions extra special? Share the holiday cheer, and sound off below!