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The best log cakes and desserts for Christmas 2015

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One thing the holidays require is sweets. Lots and lots of sweets. Bakeries in Singapore are baking show-stopping cakes and sweet treats that taste as great as it looks. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pie, log cake, chocolate, or cheesecake. With a dessert this eye-popping, who needs table decorations? Here are 15 delicious Christmas sweet treats to try this festive season.

Manjari Chocolate and Cassis Mousse Log Cake
The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1867/1868

Price: $76 for 1kg
Availability: 1 to 26 December 2015

Manjari Chocolate and Cassis Mousse Log Cake

Manjari Chocolate and Cassis Mousse Log Cake

A balance of rich chocolate and fruity flavours, this year’s new must-buy log cake is also a wonderful medley of textures. A crunchy base of sable feuilleté lends weight to the lightly-textured dark Manjari chocolate mousse outer layer. Within lies a layer of tangy blackcurrant mousse as well as a centre of poached apples and pears wrapped within a hazelnut genoise (sponge cake) layer. The sleek contemporary lines of the log cake make it an elegant addition to the table.

Chocolate Stiletto & Assorted Pralines
Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189558; Tel: 6349 1292

Price: $38 per set
Availability: 1 to 25 December 2015

Chocolate Stiletto & Assorted Pralines

Chocolate Stiletto & Assorted Pralines

With a slender look and vertiginous arch, the White Chocolate Stiletto stands majestuously on its 3” heel. Each stiletto comes with an assortment of matcha, champagne, raspberry, chocolate, and citrus filled core in white chocolate ganache pralines.

Naughty and Nice Cheesecake
Available at Cat & The Fiddle online shop.

Price: $42.90
Available: 16 to 31 December 2015

Naughty and Nice

Naughty and Nice Cheesecake

If you’ve been good all year, and feel like indulging just a little at Christmas, then let your hair down with Naughty and Nice Cheesecake! Chocolate lovers in particularly will enjoy this: a velvety chocolate cheese mousse made from premium couverture chocolate is paired with a decadent devil’s chocolate sponge base, while the top features cubes of delicate chocolate sponge gilded with a sprinkling of glistening gold powder for that final touch of luxe.

Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, 31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608; Tel: 6684 4845

Price: $64 for 1kg, $10.50 per slice
Availability: 15 November to 30 December 2015

Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie

Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie

For those who fancy a boozy celebration, this is a clear winner that is made with sweet short-crust pastry, Grade A Canadian maple syrup, lashings of bourbon and chopped American pecans. It is then crowned with whole pecans, making this handsome, sweet and sticky pie even more irresistible.

Öh My Deer Log Cake
Tea Hut, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966; Tel: 6825 1008

Price: $68+ for 1kg
Availability: 1 to 26 December 2015

ôh My Deer Logcake

Öh My Deer Log Cake

Sweeten your celebrations with saccharine pleasures such as the all-new Öh My Deer, a light caramel chocolate mousse logcake that comprises a house-made orange confit encased within a decadent sea-salt caramel toffee-infused mandarin orange jelly, set atop a caramel hazelnut feuilletine and flourless chocolate biscuit.

Yuan Yang Log Cake
Available at all Jack’s Place outlet and online shop.

Price: $49.50 for 1kg
Availability: Now to 3 January 2016

Black & White Log Cake

Yuan Yang Log Cake

Created following the success of Jack’s Place Black and White mooncakes this year, this log cake is a duo in one, great for those who prefer more than one flavour. The White portion is a red velvet sponge cake with macaron bits coated with cream cheese while the other half is a bamboo charcoal sponge cake layered with salted egg cream and glazed with 58 percent dark chocolate mousse. Individual flavored log cakes are also available.

Malakofftorte Cake
Kaiserhaus, Capitol Singapore, 17 Stamford Road, #02-06 and #03-06, Singapore 178907; Tel: 6377 0013

Price: $58
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

Malakofftorte Cake

Malakofftorte Cake

This festive season, Kaiserhaus has pulled out all the stops to show Singapore an amazing variety of decadent treats from Central Europe! Malakofftorte Cake, is one of them and it has Malakoff vanilla cream generously spread on dark sponge cake with layers of coffee soaked biscotti and sprinkled with cacao.

Banana Salted Caramel Log Cake
The Pine Garden, Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2369 & #01-2329 Singapore 560529 or 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-13 AMK Hub Singapore 569933; Tel: 6457 6159

Price: $39 for 800g or $59 for 1.2kg
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

Banana Salted Caramel Log Cake

Banana Salted Caramel Log Cake

An elegant cake, that’s rich, moist and decadent. This Banana Salted Caramel Log Cake from heartland-boutique bakery, The Pine Garden, is to die-for this festive season. Made of chocolate soft roll, this cake is filled with layers of Banana and Salted Caramel Cream drizzled with more Caramel.

Christmas Snow White Cake
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s festive counter, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3081

Price: $42 for 500g, $80 for 1kg
Availability: Now to 26 December 2015

Christmas Snow White

Christmas Snow White

Ring in the festivities and get ready to be charmed by Mandarin Oriental’s new and enticing Christmas Snow White, where roasted pistachio genoa meets strawberry compote, apple confit and cream cheese Normandy mousse.

Christmas Rhapsody Cake
Available at all Pies & Coffee outlets.

Price: $6.90 per slice, $49 for whole cake
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

Christmas Rhapsody

Christmas Rhapsody

Relish the heart-warming flavours of Asia this Christmas. Imagine hand-whipped pandan custard spread across a subtle gula melaka sponge, which is then rolled with soft-boiled azuki beans and nata de coco that teases your palate with the extra bites.

Speculoos Cookie Butter Christmas Cake
Poppy & Co Pop-up store, 167/169 Telok Ayer Street, Level 2 or Pre-order is exclusively available at Isetan Scotts. Pre-order forms are available at the cashier. Pick-up during Isetan Scotts Christmas Fair.

Price: $70+ for 900g
Availability: 17 to 25 December 2015. Poppy & Co Pop-up store, 167/169 Telok Ayer Street, Level 2 or Pre-order is exclusively available at Isetan Scotts. Pre-order forms are available at the cashier. Pick-up during Isetan Scotts Christmas Fair.

Speculoos Cookie Butter Christmas Cake

Speculoos Cookie Butter Christmas Cake

Speculoos Cookie Butter Christmas Cake is a multilayer medley of fluffy chocolate sponge cake held together with sweet Speculoos cookie butter ganache, atop a crisp and sturdy milk chocolate feuilletine base laced with creamy Speculoos cookie butter. Dressed with vibrant colours of Christmas, stunning chocolate leaves, and dotted with crunchy Speculoos cookie butter Belgian praline, Speculoos Cookie Butter Christmas Cake paints “a singular, rich and bold character” with each mouthful for a wholesome treat.

O Christmas Tree Cake
Available at all PrimaDéli outlets.

Price: $51.90 per cake
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

Bringing a local twist to the table, O Christmas Tree contains fragrant pandan sponge layered with tea-flavoured jelly and is covered with a delicate Earl Grey mousse. Finished with a green chocolate topping to resemble the iconic Christmas fir, this seasonal treat is adorned with gingerbread men shaped chocolates, chocolate wafer balls and fresh strawberries dusted with icing sugar snow.

Honey Manukadamia Ice Cream Cake
Available at all Swenson’s outlets.

Price: $58
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

Honey Manukadamia

Honey Manukadamia Ice Cream Cake

Share in the season’s joy together with your loved ones with this new offering from Swensen’s. Manuka honey is renowned for its health properties so get ready to indulge in the goodness of Manuka honey ice cream paired with macadamia nuts and a melange of berries, chocolate & a red truffle ball.

Enchanted Snow Cheese
Available at all BreadTalk outlets.

Price: $54.80 per cake and $6.10 per slice
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

Enchanted Snow Cheese

Enchanted Snow Cheese

As sleigh bells chime in the distance, gear up for the holiday season with Christmas festive treats from BreadTalk. This Enchanted Snow Cheese log cake is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, showcasing an innovative creamy cheesecake uniquely-rolled with fresh whipping cream and homemade strawberry paste. The log is then glazed in cream and topped with snow powder, blueberries, a chocolate truffle ball, and a pristine star of dazzling white chocolate.

Panettone
Available at all Bread Society outlets.

Price: $18.80 per piece
Availability: Now to 25 December 2015

Panettone

Panettone

Panettone, hailing from Italy, is usually only made fresh in hotels and tend to be harsh on the wallet. Here at Bread Society, you can get this desired treat freshly baked at affordable prices. Full flavours are brought about with black raisin and almond slices while citrus peel adds a nice tangy twist.

Also check out, The Best Christmas Turkey to go in Singapore, Your Guide to Christmas Dining in Singapore – Part 1 (Prix Fixe)Your Guide to Christmas Dining in Singapore – Part 2 (Buffet).

Author: Javan Ng
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