From healthy, fruity cheesecakes to alcoholic ones for the adults, these cheesecakes are absolutely irresistible
With the meteoric rise of homegrown bakeries in Singapore, seeing unconventional – and photogenic – renditions of traditional baked goods on our social media feeds has become the norm. Case in point: cheesecakes. From startup bakeries to the big leagues, everyone seems to have their own personal take on it. So grab the dessert forks (and an open mind), because we’ve discovered seven of the most unique cheesecakes for you to sink your teeth into.
Cat and the Fiddle: Milo Dinosaur cheesecake
Yes, you read that right. Milo dinosaur, the popular malt-chocolate drink that you can find in any local coffeeshop gets an unexpected starring role in Cat and the Fiddle’s much-raved about cheesecake (pictured above). It even comes with a packet of Milo powder – for extra chocolate-y crunch!
Cat and The Fiddle, online only. p. 6287 0077.
Fluff Bakery: Matcha cheesecake tart
Dessert-lovin’ folks are snapping up baked goods almost faster than they can make ’em over at the popular Fluff Bakery – and if their cheesecake is any indicator, it’s no wonder why. While not really a cake per se, the tart base holds in the cheesecake mixture perfectly, while the slightly-bitter Japanese matcha mellows out any cloying sweetness.
Fluff Bakery, 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071. p. 9660 3541.
Cake Spade: Strawberry tofu cheesecake
Love cheesecakes but hate the high-calorie content? Cake Spade’s leaner alternative – complete with a digestive cookie crust – is the one for you. It features a coat of strawberry jelly (with real strawberries!) on top of a super-light, no-bake tofu cheesecake. Cancel that cheat day and dig in.
Cake Spade, 83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088504. p. 6444 3868.
Chezcake Bistro: Lychee martini cheesecake
While fruit pairings have long dominated the cheesecake scene, you’ve never seen one quite like this. This boozy, cheesecake for grown-ups (sorry kids) at Chezcake Bistro is infused with lychee pulp and soaked with a diabolical mixture of vodka and rum – who says a cake can’t get your head in a tizzy?
Chezcake Bistro, #01-05, 328 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427585. p. 6346 6466.
PS. Café: Dark chocolate banana cheesecake
Almost reminiscent of a sundae, PS. Café’s unique cheesecake creation is a light banana cheesecake generously blanketed with a dark, bittersweet chocolate ganache on top. Plus, this cake is big enough to serve ten, and is bound to be a real crowd-pleaser. Your next cake for that upcoming birthday bash perhaps?
PS. Café, various locations. p. 9070 8782.
The Patissier: Strawberry cognac cheesecake
Yet another one for those who love their tipsy treats. Check out The Patissier’s strawberry cognac cheesecake that is equal parts delicious and buzz-inducing. This tart-y concoction is made up of two layers of sponge cake that have been drenched in strawberry puree and cognac. The light mascarpone mousse mixture then ties it all together.
The Patissier, #01-01, 4 Mohd Sultan Road, Singapore 238955.
The Summerhouse: Citronella passionfruit cheesecake
For a refreshing, flora-inspired twist in your next slice, head down to the Wildseed Café at The Summerhouse where you can savour their specialty – a citronella passionfruit cheesecake! Subtly sweet and aromatic to boot, this is best complemented with a steaming cup of tea for a day done well.
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387. p. 8608 3340.