No Instagram food trends here, just some damn good cake.
Cake makes everything better, so treat yourself to some this long weekend! Sound good? Here we go!
1. Swich Cafe
Noone quite nails local flavours like Swich Cafe. From cempedak butter cakes to decadent durian cheesecakes and flavours like malted Horlicks cakes, salted egg yolk, and dragonfruit above, you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice with every visit.
A: Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A: C-11, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
T: 012-777 3247
You can always rely on Souka, a local bakery stalwart, to bring the cake A-game– like their velvety soft pandan cake layered with sticky Gula Melaka coconut filling. And if you’ve ever wanted to experience Death By Nutella, here’s the place you should go.
A: 15 Lorong Rahim Kajai 13,TTDI, KL
A: 53 Jalan SS15/5A, Subang Jaya
Tao, a former central banker turned cake wizard, whips up mind-bogglingly delectable flavour combinations with all the skill you’d expect from a Paris-trained pastry chef. Got a dream cake flavour combo you always wanted to try? Let him know and watch him work his magic.
Tao Bakes Cakes
Whether it’s the dense, chilled New York type or the light-as-air fluffy Japanese sort, who doesn’t love cheesecake? Cheesecake fiends will want to try this take on the classic dessert. The newly opened Birch and its sister cafe Huckleberry serve up a Burnt Cheesecake. Think the burnished caramelised top of a Portuguese egg tart with a creamy middle, spongy airy sides, and a brulee’d crust and you’re on the right track.
A: Lot G10/11, Ground Floor Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara 50490 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03 2011 5966
5. Tray Cafe
Another personal favourite of mine, there’s something deeply soothing about Tray Cafe’s simple quiet atmosphere and reliably delicious baked goods. With a rotating stable of perfectly-executed cakes like their salted caramel, banana walnut crumble, banoffee chocolate and more, a trip to Tray is always something to smile about.
A: H-0-2 Block H, Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Three words: Rose Lychee Cloudcake. Rose mousse, juicy lychees, strawberries and rose petals sandwiched between layers of fluffy, airy cotton sponge cake. Their waffles are also absolutely worth a try.
Fluffed Cafe & Dessert Bar
A: 55, Jalan 20/7, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
T: 03-7865 1833
Alcoholic cakes. Yep, you read that right. Ever wanted to try a rum-spiked java chip cake? Now you may.
A: Ground Floor, 25, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia