What's better than cake? Chocolate cake, of course. Resistance is futile, you've been warned. We found the best ones in Singapore!
When it comes to desserts, we’re spoilt for choice. We’ve got donuts, birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies and the like in Singapore, but there’s nothing like the revered chocolate cake. And even with innovative creations like cruffins, cronuts and croons on the rise, this classic bake still holds a special place in our hearts (and stomachs). When the craving hits, you’ll find us at these spots.
Best chocolate cakes in Singapore
Look to Whyzee for delicious desserts: with more than 100 cakes to choose from, the selection is heavenly. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or hosting a dinner party, this top-notch online cake store whips up everything from healthy bakes to vegan creations.
Choco-holics, you’re in for a treat because the decadent chocolate cakes are made fresh with the finest ingredients. In particular, we’re tempted by the triple dark chocolate fudge cake which boasts the perfect balance of flavours, with the rich taste of chocolate – an irresistible, decadent treat! We’re also eyeing bakes like the chocolate brownie cake, chocolate truffle cake, chocolate praline cake, Oreo chocolate cake and loads more. Just take your pick! Tip: these folks can even do a one-hour express birthday cake delivery in Singapore if you’re in a hurry.
Whyzee, available online
2. Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
If there’s any brand that takes its chocolate game seriously, it’s Laurent Bernard Chocolatier. Chocolate maestro Laurent has 30 years of culinary experience working with chefs from all over the world. His love for chocolate knows no bounds. He travels to cacao plantations and chocolate manufacturers to nail down every detail of the chocolate making process, so you know everything is of top quality and sourced with great care.
The team creates a slew of chocolate treats with great pride and passion. While gourmet chocolate bars and bonbons are available, we can’t stop thinking about the cakes. The chocolate cake topped with candied oranges and the chocolate raspberry cake both have a bright zingy flavour. Other options include a cake with milk chocolate mousse or the 3 chocolate cake made of dark chocolate sponge brownies, milk chocolate mousse, and a white chocolate and vanilla cremeux. Chocolate purists, go for the pure dark chocolate cake. It’s made with pure dark origin chocolate from South America and boasts a rich, complex flavour.
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier, multiple locations including Robertson Quay and Burn Road
3. Chocolate Anatomy
If you’re a chocolate fiend, you’ll love the treats Chocolate Anatomy dishes out. Cupcakes, cookies, and tarts – there’s a range of desserts available in many flavours. The highlights are definitely the chocolate truffles. But we can’t ignore the cake here. The whole cakes are perfect for anniversaries, birthdays and baby showers. You can even customise your own flavours. We’re sticking to the original chocolate cake though.
Chocolate Anatomy, The Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat, Singapore 536643
4. Chocolate Origin
Chocolate Origin lures you in with its decadent chocolate creations, from bars to truffles to gelato. Its chocolate cake is made of ganache between layers of sponges and finished with a satisfying chocolate glaze. If you’re a purist at heart, have the dark chocolate variation. For a little zing, try the ruby chocolate cake that has fresh berries to cut through the richness.
Chocolate Origin, multiple locations including Kallang Wave Mall and Novena Square
What’s as good as or even better than PS.Cafe’s truffle fries? Well, it has to be the Double Chocolate Blackout Cake. This sinful masterpiece comprises two moist chocolate cakes smothered in generous dark chocolate ganache. Calories? We don’t know her.
PS.Cafe, multiple locations including Raffles City and Ann Siang Hill
6. Fluff Bakery
We know Fluff Bakery is synonymous with cupcakes, but hear us out. It has a list of signature whole bakes that really get us drooling. What caught our eye was, of course, the Ferrero Rocher cake. Chocolate mud cake with layers of milk chocolate cream, hazelnut praline, and a huge drizzling of milk chocolate ganache. Essentially a chocolate lover’s dream, if you ask us.
Fluff Bakery, 795 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198763
7. Awfully Chocolate
The moniker is a dead giveaway, innit? Touted as the cake that started it all – it’s been the dessert store’s bestseller for 20 years – the signature All Chocolate Cake spotlights chocolate in its full glory. No cream in sight, just decadent layers of chocolate layered between sponge cake. But if you want a little extra razzle-dazzle, it also comes in flavours of banana or rum and cherry.
Awfully Chocolate, multiple locations including VivoCity and Raffles City
8. Chalk Farm
Chalk Farm’s iteration of the dark chocolate cake is extra luscious. The secret? Don’t be shocked – it’s olive oil. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the batter. Olive oil actually lends a fruity flavour to the rich chocolate. For something boozy, the chocolate Baileys cake… takes the cake. Plus, it comes with a lush Baileys cream and chocolate marble frosting.
Chalk Farm, multiple locations including Paragon and Parkway Parade
9. Sunday Folks
Sunday Folks is what sweet dreams are made of. Aside from its tempting waffles and soft serve combo, the cakes are pretty impressive. That includes the Deep Dark Wonderland. Each layer is slathered with a decadent 56% cacao ganache. Topped with hand-piped mushroom meringues and blueberries, which add an added zesty tang.
Sunday Folks, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116
10. Lavo Singapore
Lavo’s location isn’t the only thing that’s elevated. Enter its 20-layer chocolate cake. Yes, you read that right! Devil’s food cake and peanut butter mascarpone are stacked on top of one another to create this sinful treat. So forget about the calories and just dig right in. No regrets!
Lavo Singapore, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
11. Plain Vanilla
Keep it simple with Plain Vanilla’s flourless chocolate cake. These folks only use eggs, butter, sugar and 73% Belgian dark chocolate. The result? A delicate but rich chocolate cake – one of the best in Singapore. It’s a great choice for anyone who prefers more fudge than cake when it comes to this classic dessert.
Plain Vanilla, multiple locations including Tiong Bahru and Telok Ayer
12. The Fabulous Baker Boy
It’s easy to look past the humble chocolate cake with creations like The Royal Red Velvet and the Classic NY Style Cheesecake. But trust us, there’s a reason why people say you can’t go wrong with classics. The Fabulous Baker Boy’s version is made with Valrhona. One bite will send you to chocolate nirvana. It’s light, rich (70% cacao) and highly addictive!
The Fabulous Baker Boy, #01-01, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
So the next time you’re dreaming of chocolate cake, settle your cravings at these sweet spots in Singapore!
[This article was originally published in 2021 and updated in 2023 by Ashe Liao]