(Excerpted from Spot.PH’s “The Top 10 Chocolate Cakes in Manila (2016 Edition)” by Sandie Gadia, originally posted on December 27, 2017 https://www.spot.ph/eatdrink/the-latest-eat-drink/67651/top-10-chocolate-cakes-in-manila-2016-edition-a284-20161227-lfrm)
It’s tough to find a chocolate cake you won’t like when several mouthwatering options are available in the Metro, thanks to professional and self-taught bakers. While we appreciate the constant supply of chocolate-based pastries, it just gets harder to select the best of the best each year.
For this year’s list, we’re keeping the selection criteria straightforward: both cake and frosting must undeniably be chocolate, the base must be dense and consistent, and the cake itself must carry a flavor worth the added calories. Read on to find out which chocolate cakes made it on our list– a mix of newcomers and all-time favorites that’ll surely stay a while in the local pastry scene.
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1.Wildflour Café + Bakery’s Salted Chocolate Cake (P270/slice)
It’s no surprise that Wildflour’s Salted Chocolate Cake remains the most-loved chocolate cake because it ticks the right boxes: good frosting-cake base ratio, a powerful mishmash of flavors, and a huge serving size. The towering chocolate block interlocks layers of rich icing and light sponge cake with spots of salt crystals, each forkful powerful but feathery all at once. Take just one bite and you’ll be left with nothing but “Wow”.