Special occasions are best celebrated with a cake (or two!) That’s why we rounded up a list of our favorites that dads will surely love. Check it out!
Maybe you were busy—swamped with chores, with endless deadlines, or even a mound of schoolwork. Maybe you were stuck deciding between a homemade gift or a store-bought one. Or maybe…there were just so many options out there and you couldn’t decide. And now, you’ve got only a few days left til Father’s Day.
No matter what reason you have, without a doubt, you’re stuck. What can you give as a gift for your dad or the important father figures in your life? No pressure, of course—just that time is tick, tick, ticking…
Well, we’ve got the answer. Food. Or cake, to be specific. We can all agree that cake is a must-have for special occasions—from birthdays to weddings, and more. And Father’s Day is no exception to that.
And you know the saying “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? Pretty timely, if I do say so myself. So, without further ado, check out our list of cakes that dads will definitely enjoy:
12. Gâteau au Valrhona Chocolat Moelleux from Aunt Katie
Fancy name aside, the cake is pretty much a moist Valrhona chocolate cake. And when I say moist, I mean moist. This ultra rich cake promises a decadent cake base and an ultra chocolatey ganache—made with premium and all-natural ingredients. And to achieve these intense chocolatey flavors, they use their all-time favourite ingredient: Valrhona chocolate.
Gone are the days of polished and neat cakes. There is, after all, beauty in all things rustic and this Ube Cream Cheese Naked Cake from Oliva’s Baking Studio is proof of that. In between soft layers of ube cake, you get velvety smooth cream cheese frosting—and in generous amounts, too! Definitely a must-have for ube-loving dads, that’s for sure!
Customized cakes have a charm of their own, especially for sentimental dads. With Sugarelli’s creative expertise, the possibilities are endless—from number cakes to fondant-covered towers, and even large cakes decorated with swirls of buttercream icing. Oh, and did I mention that they do cupcakes, too? Just send in your design and let them take care of the rest.
Known for being nutty and oh-so-buttery (dare I say smooth like butter?), sansrival is a delightful dessert to have. This Pistachio Sansrival is a fancier take on a classic—featuring finely-chopped pistachios instead of the usual peanuts. In between layers of crunchy pistachio dacquoise, you get a taste of vanilla buttercream—finished off with a good amount of… you guessed it: more roasted pistachios.
Order it here or visit them over at The Grid Food Market in Power Plant Mall or at Century Mall!
Peaches and cream—but in cheesecake form. This Peach Medley Cheesecake is not only a feast for the eyes, but for the mouth, too, with its graham base and alternating layers of peach jelly and cream. And let’s not forget the aesthetically-pleasing top jelly layer with peach slices and blooms. Definitely a lovely combination for dads who like fruity cakes!
Message this Cavite-based shop for orders on Instagram.
With this Moon Pearl Milk Tea Cake from Moonleaf, you can now have your milk tea and eat it, too! This cake is made up of a crunchy Oreo base, sweet black tea-infused mousse that just melts in your mouth, and creamy cheese cloud—topped with freshly cooked chewy tapioca pearls. If you and your dad are big milk tea fans, this is a definite must-have.
And here’s another cake for the chocolate fans—though this time around, it’s the flourless kind. Decadent, rich, and with a touch of alcohol, this 9-inch Flourless Chocolate cake promises dark chocolate, cocoa, almond, and rum in every bite. Enjoy it with some Chantilly cream (a fancy way of saying whipped cream) on the side to temper down the richness. Additionally, you can opt for a non-alcoholic version, should you want the kids to join in on the feasting.
Nothing beats the sweet, refreshing taste of Filipino mangoes, and what better way to showcase it than with a cake? This Special Mango Shortcake promises a light and airy sponge cake—the very porous sort, much like a literal sponge—with layers of Chantilly cream in and around the cake. On top, you’re treated to an elegant rosette made of thinly-sliced mangoes. And although more rustic in appearance than most shortcakes, the delicate balance of cream and fruit makes this cake a delicious addition in any gathering.
Looking for elegant and minimalist cakes? Dessert Studio Manila has you covered with their selection of minimalist customized cakes. From drip cakes to flower cakes, dream cakes, and even the popular Korean minimalist cakes (with a witty greeting, if needed), the end result is a showstopper that tastes just as good as it looks—soft cake, fluffy icing, and all!
Order by messaging them on Instagram or on Viber at 0917 576 7692.
Price: varies depending on design and size, but starts at P2,000
Can’t decide between a mocha cake or a chocolate cake? Get the best of both worlds with this Malagos Triple Treat. Made with Malagos Chocolate—straight from Davao—this premium cake features a gradient of 3 different cake layers: chocolate fudge cake, mocha, and vanilla chiffon. And in between each cake, you get generous amounts of mocha buttercream and Malagos chocolate mousse.
Likewise, a medley of melted chocolate ganache and Malagos chocolate mousse frosting is painted around the cake—finished off with piped mocha and cocoa butter cream on top. Order it here!
Chocolate cakes are known to be decadent and rich, but if you want a little extra something for contrast, this Salted Caramel Cake is your best bet. Don’t let its name deceive you—this cake is more chocolate than it is caramel. With its moist chocolate layer and thick ganache, the combination of sugar crystals and salt (packed separately, of course) is what ties the elements together and sets it apart from most conventional cakes.
Contact them on Instagram or give them a call at 09778341122 or 88520557 to reserve yours.
Price: P480 for an 8-inch, 1-layer cake; P650 for a 9-inch, 1-layer cake; P1,150 for a 9-inch, 2-layer cake
A definite must-have for dads with a major sweet tooth, this Crème Brûlée Cake is the cake embodiment of the French dessert—torched crackled sugar layer, and all. But instead of pudding, you’re treated to a light and soft chiffon with whipped cream at the center for that velvety smooth mouthfeel and satisfying crunch at the end. Overall, it’s not too sweet—save for the sugary top, which adds a subtle torched afternote.
Contact them via SMS 09167457729 (Valle Verde, Pasig), 09052832413 (Tomas Morato Quezon City), 09567022094 (Makati), or 09771636537 (Sta Rosa). You can also message them on Instagram to reserve.
Price: P650 for the 6-inch cake; P1,100 for the 9-inch cake
A worthy player in the world of cakes, but not the conventional kind, meet the Premium Salmon Sashimi cake from Salmon HQ. With thick slices of fresh salmon sashimi decorating the layers of sushi rice, ebiko, and wakame inside, this cake is a definite must-have for seafood fans. It’s a savory treat and a showstopper that dads will enjoy if they’re not big fans of sweets.
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