Celebrating Something? Here Are Some of the Best Cakes in Metro Manila

Got a reason to celebrate? Well, we’ve got your sweet cravings covered with our roundup of the best cakes in Metro Manila for 2023! Whether you’re throwing a big bash or making a small gesture to mark a milestone, the perfect cake can transform any day into a memorable one. Because, let’s be honest, celebrations just aren’t complete without a cake, right? Our carefully curated list is here to make your decision-making a piece of cake, so you can spend less time choosing and more time celebrating!

Best Cakes in Metro Manila

Best Cakes in Metro Manila | Photos: The Pastry Cart / Croquembouche Factory / Cakes by Miriam

Crème Brûlée Cake

  • Where to buy: The Pastry Cart
  • Social Media Pages: The Pastry Cart (Facebook); @thepastrycart (Instagram)
  • Location(s): Makati, Pasig, QC, Cebu


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A personal recommendation, we begin the list with the perfectly torched caramelized crust of this Crème Brûlée Cake from The Pastry Cart! My source says nothing comes close to this. Available in various sizes, tiers, and flavors such as matcha, mango, and coconut, you even have the option to go sugar-free! In short, you can customize it based on your preferences and the size of your party…or dessert space. 🤪

Mocha Chiffon Cake

  • Where to buy: Hizon’s Cakes and Pastries
  • Social Media Pages: @Hizons (Facebook); @hizons_cakes_and_pastries (Instagram)
  • Location(s): Ermita

From the original bakeshop founded in 1946, it comes as no surprise that Hizon’s Mocha Chiffon Cake has rightfully earned its status as a party staple! This iconic flavor took a creative turn and became another smash hit through a collaboration with the local ice cream brand Merry Moo, resulting in the delightful Mocha Cake Ice Cream introduced in 2022. Beyond their best-seller, Hizon’s offers made-to-order options, including caramel, orange, and chocolate chiffon cakes. To add an extra touch to your celebration, these cakes can even be transformed into a money cake, catering to the most generous hosts out there!

Avocado Cake

  • Where to buy: Lia’s Cakes in Season
  • Social Media Pages: @liascakes (Facebook); @liascakesinseason (Instagram)
  • Location(s): Pasig

Way before avocado was cool, there was Lia’s Cakes in Season’s Avocado Cake! Maintaining its spot on our list of best cakes in Metro Manila, this classic has withstood the test of time. In fact, it has weathered the winds of change, evolving into a diverse line-up that consists of Avocado Cheesecake, Avocado Sansrival Cake, and Chocolate Avocado Cake! And the options don’t stop there – you can enjoy this delightful avocado goodness in cupcakes, cake bars, silvanas, tiramisu, and mamons.

Breakable Heart Cake

  • Where to buy: Sweet Encounter PH
  • Social Media Pages: Sweet Encount PH (Facebook); @sweetencounter.ph (Instagram)
  • Location(s): Quezon City

For celebrants who love the thrill of surprises, Breakable Heart Cakes from Sweet Encounter PH are simply perfect! Known as a ‘dipped pastry shop’ in the metro, Sweet Encounter PH specializes in these trending smashable cakes. Their version can even be accompanied by cakesicles, chocolate-covered strawberries, and/or chocolate-covered Oreos on the side! Without a doubt, this cake is destined to be a smash hit, and with their out-of-the-box creativity, it ensures Instagrammable moments at any celebration, big or small.


  • Where to buy: Croquembouche Factory
  • Social Media Pages: @croquembouchefactory (Facebook); @croquembouchefactory (Instagram)
  • Location(s): Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Alabang

Revolutionizing the cake scene in the country, the Croquembouche Factory introduces a fresh celebration option with their Croquembouches! Well, fresh for us, that is, as this towering creation of choux pastry puffs adorned with threads of caramel originates from the traditional French cake of the 18th century. You can even customize your order based on the theme of your party, just like this gender reveal cake! Additionally, choose from their range of 22-piece to 128-piece croquembouches, ensuring there are plenty of these delightful cream puffs to share with your guests.

Gummies Cake

  • Where to buy: Cakes by Miriam
  • Social Media Pages: @cakesbymiriamph (Facebook); @cakes_by_miriam (Instagram)
  • Location(s): Manila City


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Toppings overload is Cakes by Miriam’s signature style, and with the Gummies Cake, they have truly elevated it to the next level! This traditional round cake, also available in two tiers, has been infused with a playful twist. Complementing the delightful taste of our favorite chewy candies is a not-too-sweet vanilla butter rainbow cake, paired with cream cheese icing. The result is a perfect balance, making it an ideal treat for both kids and the kids at heart!

Have you tried any of them? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Do you have something to add to our list of Best Cakes in Metro Manila? Email me at gizelle.wheninmanila@gmail.com 💌

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