By: Alyssa Chung
CafÃ© Mocha, Marina Mandarin
Marina Mandarinâ€™s CafÃ© Mocha has rolled out a new Black Forest Yule CakeÂ (S$65) with luscious chocolate mousse thatâ€™s nicely balanced with cherry compote, as well as an Almond Cream Cheese and Raspberry BÃ»che (S$65). Grab one of these cakes alongside a classicÂ Chocolate Pecan Tart with Hazelnut Cream (S$45) for your Christmas celebration at home.Â These festive takeaways areÂ available from 16 November to 26 December.
Tel: +65 6845 1066Â
The Fullerton Cake Boutique
Another Black Forest version is available at Fullerton Hotel. Order their signature Fullerton Black Forest Yule Log composed of rich Valrhona Guanaja mousse, Morello cherry compote, dark chocolate ganache and chocolate sponge. Or if you prefer local flavours, then pick up the Ondeh Ondeh Lamington Yule Log made with Gula Melaka mousse, coconut crÃ¨me and shredded coconut layered between pandan chiffon sponge cake. These cakes are available from now till 31 December.
Tel: +65 6877 8943
Dolcetto, Regent SingaporeÂ
Not keen on classic logcakes? Then this whimsical looking Buckwheat Milk Chocolate Christmas Cake (S$98) will standout on your Christmas table. The gluten-free treat, made with a sponge crafted from buckwheat flour, is topped with layers of tropical fruit compote (a combination of pineapple, lime, mango and passionfruit purees), calamansi milk chocolate mousse and a muscovado liquorice chocolate glaze. Available at Dolcetto until 1 January 2020.
Tel: +65 6733 8888
Brasserie Les Saveurs, The St. Regis Singapore
For a luxe Christmas dessert, swing by The St. Regis from now till 31 December for their Chocolate Chou-chou (S$85). This treat features chocolate mousse, soft caramel and rich chocolate sponge atop a bed of hazelnut crunch, and is topped with coconut praline crÃ©meux. Or choose the Chocolate Decadence (S$85), comprising rich chocolate sponge layered between chocolate buttercream and dark chocolate cream. The cake is given a lovely textural contrast with dark chocolate crunchy pearls. It also makes the perfect edible gift for any chocolate lover.
The St. Regis Singapore
Tel: +65 6505 6860
Simple Indulgence PatisserieÂ
Trying to avoid the shopping crowds this festive season? Why not go online and order a Low GI Flourless Dark Chocolate Log Cake (S$84),Â lovingly crafted by this small local patisserie. The gluten-free and low sugar creation is composed ofÂ flourless chocolate sponge with Valrhona dark chocolate ganache and shavings. Only top quality, natural ingredients are used for the cakes, including theÂ Japanese Yuzu White Chocolate Log Cake (S$72). The light and fluffy yuzu chiffon is made with Japanese yuzu, white chocolate ganache and embellishedÂ with crunchy pearls. The best part? The sugar has been reduced so itâ€™s a dessert thatâ€™s well-balanced, and (almost) guilt-free.
Antoinetteâ€™s elegant Le Papillon (S$50/95) will certainly impress your guests this season. The cake is made of Grand cru dark chocolate mousse layered with cocoa finger cake, orange marmalade, salted caramel, caramel parfait and hazelnut crisp. The rectangular shaped treat is then adorned with pretty delicate butterflies made of rice paper, alongside dark chocolate shards. Great for gifting is the Melting Snowman Chocolate CakeÂ (S$11) – a mini surprise packed in Antoinetteâ€™s signature blue tins. The dark chocolate cake is studded with candied orange and macadamia nuts, and topped with a cute â€˜meltingâ€™ marshmallow snowman. Meanwhile, kids will love Piccolo the Penguin, a quirky centerpiece made completely out of white and dark chocolate blocks (S$75).
30 Penhas Road Singapore 208188 or Millenia Walk 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-28 Singapore 039596
This popular patisserie has unveiled several delicious treats imported directly from Japan for this year-end celebration. All items are made with fresh natural ingredients sourced from around Japan. Pick up theÂ Xmas Crispy Chocolate Cake (S$52), which is layered with chocolate cream, chocolate bar and cocoa sponge, and complete with white truffles and chunks of chocolate ganache. The Noel Blanc (S$48) logcake is made of fluffy sponge, coated with luscious whipped cream and caramel chocolate with cereal, and finally adorned with Belgian couverture (white chocolate). Similar to the Noel Blanc, the Buche de Noel (S$45) is a log cake that has fresh chocolate cream layered with airy chocolate sponge cake.Â
All the cakes are available at Chateraise outlets from now till 25 December.Â