Where: Baking Bad
(Facebook / @bakingbadph)
For a more Filipino take on the crowd-favorite cheesecake, one can try Baking Bad’s version, whose cheesecake filling is mixed with sweet potato and lies on a bed of graham cashew crust. It is then glazed with white chocolate ganache and topped with dried cranberries.
(Facebook / @CremeEggTarts)
These Portuguese-style egg tarts are made fresh each morning and each layer is just as scrumptious as the last one—from the crispy, flaky puff pastry to the creamy custard center.
Where: Pink Heaven
(Facebook / @PinkHeavenCebu)
With a filling that’s tangy and sweet without being cloying, plus a generous sprinkling of pistachio bits, Pink Heaven’s pistachio cheesecake will have your guests polishing off their dessert plates in no time.
Basque Burnt Cheesecake
Where: Rhapsody Desserts and Delectables PH
(Facebook / @RhapsodybyFranzIvan)
Out of all the Basque burnt cheesecakes in town, Rhapsody takes the cake as it has a molten center under that perfectly blackened top. The filling has a bit of saltiness to cut through all that cheesecake richness.
Where: Cafe Laguna
(Facebook / @CafeLaguna)
Native delicacies deserve a space on your spread too. Best served warm, ube-colored sticky rice is topped with desiccated coconut and comes with margarine and muscovado on the side.
Where: Tazza Cafe and Patisserie
(Facebook / @tazzacafe2014)
These cakesicles are made with moist brownies dipped in decadent dark chocolate and patterned after cheery yuletide ornaments and symbols.
Avocado Cream Pie
Where: Treat Street Cafe
(Facebook / @treatstcafe)
If you’re one of those who crave something salty after devouring something sweet, this one’s for you. The filling has an unmistakeable avocado flavor and the slightly salty crust balances it off.