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Nobelle Liew
Nobelle Liew

I know many come for their tofu cheesecakes, but my fave here has always been their Hummingbird Cake. In terms of flavour I always thought this has a very similar profile to a classic carrot cake, with nuances of pineapple and earthy toasted coconut. I’m not really a fan of pineapples, not fresh and definitely not in desserts, but I love how Cake Spade weaves it smoothly into the batter so you don’t get strong big chunks of it. Rather it just adds to a lovely, tropical fragrance. The cake’s also incredibly moist and light, just the right amount of sweet, and finished with a thin layer of tangy cream cheese frosting — not too much, not too cloying, just the way I like it.

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Cause they’ll only be opening their doors next Sunday (22 Oct)! This dessert and coffee concept from Korea’s taking the space of what used to be Cocoa Colony at 313, bringing us a new chi chi spot complete with adorable cutlery and display pieces (no seriously the kleptomaniac in me was hard to reign in). Walk in and you’ll see a glass case of cute entremets and cakes that are really quite hard to resist. We tried the Rose, Yuzu Mango, New York Cheesecake, and Matcha; of those I’d say hit the cheesecake. It’s simple yet comforting, flavour and texture absolutely on point. The entremets were very decent and tasty, though a tad pricey at $8+ each.

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Though I’d really recommend going for their Rose Pistachio over anything else. The Salted Caramel & Avocado looked really promising, but the plain yellow cake turned out too dry and gritty, decent but nothing fantastic. Their Nitro Cold Brew’s also a really cool drink to try if you’re hitting them up! #CEBeatsCBD

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This quaint, unassuming store hidden in Serangoon Garden Food Centre carries a mere handful of old-school treats: think your classic butter cakes, brownies, and egg tarts. You wouldn't think it to be anything special (I know I didn't), but my oh my do they make fantastic cakes. For one their brownie's possibly the best I've had. None of those American overly fudgy/wet/more-like-flourless-cakes ones, but those we grew up eating in franchise café-restaurants like Swensen's — a perfect crusty top generously specked with toasted walnuts, and moist but not goopy insides.

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So hard to convince myself to spend $28 on a cheesecake slightly bigger than my palm 😩 Finally did months after the hype died down anyway, and ok it's really good 🤤 A light, Japanese soufflé cheesecake at the bottom, and a delicate layer of Hokkaido cream cheese + Italian mascarpone mix nicely set above; so simple but so so delicious. Definitely worth a try and the occasional treat.

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A great example of how the humble Swiss roll has catapulted them to success. It's nothing fancy, just a simple fluffy and moist spongecake; cream that's not overly sweet, airy and creamy without any lingering butteriness or oily mouthfeel I so dislike of buttercream; and a cube of firm, konnyaku-like brown sugar jelly. Astonishingly plain, yet not at all mediocre. Of course can't ever leave without their super fragrant and addictive Thai Milk Tea roll either 😉

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There's no saying no to this Blue Pea Flower Gula Melaka Muffin 😍 In all honestly it's not mad yummy, though definitely a decent snack. The coconut gula melaka filling's aggressively sweetened, moist and earthy, much like a cross between a tutu kueh and putu piring's fillings! The muffin itself is a little dry on its own though, and we had to ration the filling to make sure we get a bit of that moist goodness with every bite.

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The people behind Montana brings you these OTT cakes with the soft launch of their new space, Anarchy. Think 3 layers of dense sponge cake, carefully stacked, slathered with luscious buttercream, then topped with a shebang of sauces and candies. For now, their petite rendition of the much-instagrammed bespoke, towering cakes comes in 5 flavour combinations: Smoky Nutella, Matcha & Black Sesame, Red Velvet, Kaya & Coffee, Salted Caramel & Cookie Butter.

We got the Kaya & Coffee to try. A decent attempt, definitely with opportunities for improvement. Thumbs up for keeping the kaya and pandan discernible and not manically sweet, though they could definitely bump up the caffeine in the sponge cake. It's pretty huge though and one cake can definitely feed 3-4 — more than reasonable at $14.

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I know this isn't artisanal nor picturesque, but when I'm in need of an honest chocolate fix this always hits the spot. Cake was moist, rich, and most importantly had that liquid chocolate core that everyone looks for. Could've been hotter, but for the convenience I'm not complaining. All they have to do is up their ice cream game, and they'd have my heart forever.

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Of their new seasonal cheesecakes, this exotic Coffee Bacon stole my heart. The coffee cheesecake base was intensely fragrant yet not overpowering, laced with salty bacon bits that tasted like chewy coarse salt crystals! The flavours were bold yet masterfully balanced, and I was totally bowled over.

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It's moist like a sticky date pudding, light and soft like a chiffon, and wonderfully fragrant with all that caramelised gula melaka. If ending your meal on a sweet note is your thing, this Gula Melaka Cake is a MUST.

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Though I can't vouch for authenticity, Violet Oon's sugee cake was absolutely delicious and mad addictive. It's like the moistest, crumbliest, most decadent almond cake I've ever had.

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Spending all my time eating (and eating) cause what else is there to do in small 🌞🌞 Singapore?

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