15 spots for some of the best chocolate cake in Singapore

By Toh Ee Ming January 8, 2024
15 spots for some of the best chocolate cake in Singapore
Photos (clockwise from left): Lavo Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar/Facebook , Sunday Folks/Facebook, PS Cafe/Facebook

There are few things as pleasurable in life as a slice of dark chocolate cake and the quest for the perfect slice of the best chocolate cake in Singapore is a delightful pursuit. 

Among the city-state’s chocolate havens, there are a few that stand out Awfully Chocolate, renowned for its fudgy simplicity, Lana Cakes for its timeless taste, and Laurent Bernard, an epitome of chocolate artistry, and many more.

Beyond these standouts, we as fellow chocolate fiends, have done the legwork and have compiled a total of 15 places for the best chocolate cake in Singapore, for you to reach into when you’re game for some guilty pleasures.

1. Lana Cakes 

36 Greenwood Avenue
Open: Tuesday to Friday (10am to 6pm), Saturday (10am to 5pm)

Photo: Lana Cakes/Facebook

Why visit? Lana Cakes remains one of the beloved chocolate cake institutions in Singapore due to its impeccable balance of rich, velvety chocolate and moist, delicate layers. The recipe, passed down in the family, ensures a timeless and consistent taste. It has an interesting backstory too.  

Founder Violet Kwan had started off learning how to bake chiffon cakes in 1964 from her sister-in-law, Lani, who was visiting from Hawaii. After learning the ropes from Lani, Violet continued to bake from her home in Hillcrest Park and went on to set up the cake shop in 1975 at its current location at Greenwood Avenue.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Possibly the most famous chocolate cake in Singapore, Lana’s chocolate cake (S$58) remains a timeless classic. Soft, moist and feather-light in texture, this chiffon cake is covered with its signature glossy chocolate fudge. Lana Cakes also serves up the best chocolate fudge cake (S$92) in Singapore that is coated in double decadent layers of fudge.

2. Awfully Chocolate 

Multiple outlets islandwide
Operating hours vary across stores

Awfully Chocolate’s sinful creations. Photo: Awfully Chocolate/Facebook

Why visit?  Awfully Chocolate’s story started with a simple resolve. Back in 1998, the team wanted to veer away from fancy French pastries — which were all the rage in Singapore then — and put the spotlight on the humble cake. It opted to specialise in only one flavour — a simple dark chocolate cake between layers of dark chocolate fudge. 

Since then, Awfully Chocolate has grown from just one cake shop in Katong into a group of shops, cafes and restaurants all over the island. It’s known for having one of the best dark chocolate cakes in Singapore, thanks to its unwavering commitment to simplicity and quality.  

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Its signature all chocolate cake (S$42) boasts soft, moist, dark chocolate sponge sandwiched between layers of dark chocolate fudge. Other top hits include its chocolate banana (S$78) cake and the elegant chocolate paraline cake (S$78), a dark chocolate cake layered with a confection of hazelnut praline and lightly crunchy feuilletine.

3. Laurent Bernard Chocolatier

Multiple outlets islandwide
Operating hours vary across stores

Blackforest cake. Photo: Laurent Bernard Chocolatier/Facebook

Why visit? The very first Laurent Bernard chocolatier shop opened its doors in Singapore in 2006, with an aim to introduce the local crowd to crafted chocolate. Made according to traditional recipes that have stood the test of time, and using only the very finest of ingredients, Laurent Bernard Chocolatier has built a strong reputation in Singapore for only serving the finest of chocolate desserts.  

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Its boozy black forest cake (S$74) comprises three generous layers of dark chocolate sponge soaked with cherry, griottine cherry, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. Other equally decadent confections include the pure dark chocolate cake (S$72), a rich and intense cake made from pure origin dark chocolate, using the finest cacao beans from South America.

4. PS Cafe 

Multiple outlets islandwide
Operating hours vary across stores

The star of the show is the double chocolate blackout cake. Photo: PS Cafe/Facebook

Why visit? Its beautiful interiors, lush surroundings, friendly relaxed service and generous portions have made this homegrown Singapore brand a popular choice for brunches and lazy afternoon teas. Other than its solid fare, PS Cafe also serves up a mean dessert menu. Case in point, its double chocolate blackout cake (S$18) will take you by storm. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The double chocolate blackout might count as one of the most expensive slices of chocolate cake to splurge on, but it’s worth it. Feel your brain explode with sweetness as you dig into this stacked tower of two moist, chocolatey cakes layered and smothered with rich dark chocolate ganache. 

It comes with a hot fudge sauce, as well as a scoop of vanilla ice cream to help mellow out the chocolatey goodness. Be warned, it can get intense, so share this with a group of dessert loving friends if you think it’s a bit much — but we’d much prefer having this all to ourselves.

5. Lavo Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar

Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, Level 57, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Sunday to Thursday (12pm to 12am), Friday to Saturday (11am to 11pm)

Lavo’s 20-Layer Chocolate Cake. Photo: Lavo Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar/Facebook

Why visit? This is probably one of the unlikeliest places you’d expect to find some of the best chocolate cake in Singapore, but Lavo, a swanky Italian rooftop bar and restaurant which sits on level 57 of Marina Bay Sands’ Tower One has just that.

A slice of Lavo’s towering 20-layer chocolate cake (S$34 a slice) is not for the faint-hearted, as you slice into the many layers and get hit by the multiple layers of chocolatey sweetness. The Lavo chocolate cake experience is truly world-famous. Just like its neighbouring infinity pool, you’ll find dozens of social media posts depicting this unique chocolate delight. 

Price range: $$$

Crowd favourites: Undoubtedly Lavo’s 20-layer chocolate cake  — it is layered with chocolate Devil’s food cake and peanut butter mascarpone for a wickedly rich and luscious texture. It’s tall, and decadent but worth every calorie and totally Instagrammable.

Multiple outlets islandwide 
Operating hours vary across stores

Signature 66% dark chocolate flourless cake. Photo: The Dark Gallery/Facebook

Why visit? Established in July 2017 by Singaporean chocolatier and entrepreneur Li Lihui, The Dark Gallery is on a mission to bring single-origin chocolates to the masses and help diners be more discerning about where their food comes from. Here, you’ll find the focus on the different origins of dark chocolate, its benefits and the chocolate craft. Feel free to ask away if you’ve always had any burning questions about your favourite cacao treats.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Its quintessential signature dark chocolate cake (S$63) is made of the signature 66% dark chocolate buttercream layered with fudgy sponge, and bound to satisfy even the most discerning dark chocolate lover. Another must-have is the hazelnut dark chocolate cake (S$63), which consists of the signature 66% dark chocolate sponge cake, with gianduja hazelnut frosting and a crisp layer of hazelnut feuilletine at the bottom.

7. Sunday Folks 

Chip Bee Gardens, 01-52, 44 Jalan Merah Saga
Open: Monday to Friday (2pm to 10pm), Saturday and Sunday (12pm to 10pm)

The limited edition rich cognac chocolate ganache cake. Photo: Sunday Folks / Facebook

Why visit? Most people would know Sunday Folks as a great weekend spot in Holland Village to visit for its wonderfully delicious ice cream and waffles, but did you know that it serves up solid chocolate cake too? They come in limited editions though, but do look out for its rich cognac chocolate ganache cake (S$12 per slice, S$88 for a whole cake) — seductive, wonderfully rich, and playful with that hit of booze. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The rich cognac chocolate ganache cake is a dark chocolate cake with each layer generously doused with cognac and slathered with a decadent 56% cacao cognac ganache frosting. For those looking for something less alcoholic, there’s the Deep Dark Wonderland (S$9 a slice, S$88 for a whole cake), which comes with a luscious 56% cacao ganache slathered between layers of rich chocolate sponge and garnished simply with hand-piped mushroom meringues and blueberries.

8. Olsen Bakehouse

301 Joo Chiat Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (9am to 4pm)

Chocolate Fudge (Vegan). Photo: Olsen Bakehouse

Why visit? Known for its locally inspired treats, the popular bakery Olsen Bakehouse in Joo Chiat has the sweetest origin love story too. University friends Darren Christopher Olsen and Phua Jia Min first started a bake club which morphed into a small business idea, and eventually a full-fledged bakehouse. The bakery prides itself on offering cakes that are less-sweet, made with all-natural, locally sourced ingredients from halal-certified suppliers.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Though served without eggs or dairy, Olsen Bakehouse’s vegan chocolate fudge cake (S$60) could rival other cakes on the market. Its moist chocolate sponge layers are filled with rich fudgy dark chocolate ganache, offering a perfectly satisfying end to a long week if you’re looking to indulge.

9. Luna Patissiere

53 Amoy Street
Open: Sunday to Thursday (12pm to 6.30pm), Friday to Saturday (12pm to 9pm)

The Luna 2.0 entremet sends one straight to chocolate paradise. Photo: Luna Patissiere/ Facebook

Why visit? Like its dreamy namesake, the cosy Luna Patissiere at Amoy Street is known for its dainty array of pretty pastries and cakes. Opened in March 2020, the local patisserie has carved a niche for itself with its aesthetically pleasing and tasteful desserts inspired by natural flavours. While most of its cakes have a lighter flavour profile, you’ll find that its chocolate creations — such as its sea salt dark chocolate and more — pack a punch.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The intensely black beauty Luna 2.0 (S$90) is made from Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate mousse embellished with hazelnut sponge and a dark chocolate glaze, hiding a crunchy core of crushed hazelnuts, salted caramel, hazelnut dacquoise, and dark chocolate-coated feuilletine. The chocolate truffle (S$60) comprises chocolate buttermilk sponge filled with a luscious, dark ganache made from Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate, drizzled with a milk chocolate glaze.

10. Pantler 

474 River Valley Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (10.30am to 6.30pm)

Dark Chocolate Delice. Photo: Pantler/Facebook

Why visit? Opened in 2014, Pantler patisserie has since moved from buzzing Telok Ayer and made a new home for itself in the laid-back River Valley area. Behind the brand is baker Matthias Phua and chef Tomoharu Morita, who knew each other from working at Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Joel Robuchon Singapore. While it is known for its delicate Japanese-style cakes, you can also expect tasteful and elegant chocolate beauties here, such as the Yatsura (S$36) and dark chocolate delice (S$57), in slices or whole cakes.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Hailed as a signature item, the Yatsura consists of a hazelnut dacquoise, a dark chocolate ganache and a crunchy hazelnut feuilletine. It’s been compared to a deconstructed Ferrero Rocher. The dark chocolate delice is made of 70% dark chocolate with a roasted and bittersweet taste profile, over a sable breton (French butter biscuit).

11. Nesuto (Tanjong Pagar)

53 Tras Street, 01-01
Open: Monday to Saturday (12pm to 10pm), Sunday (12pm to 6pm)

Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake. Photo: Nesuto/Facebook

Why visit? Nesuto is a French-Japanese patisserie in Tanjong Pagar, known for its meticulously crafted bakes. Nesuto was founded by Singaporean Alicia Wong in 2017 and its creations are inspired by Japanese flavours and made with traditional French pastry techniques. Despite being known for its lighter flavours, it also offers a choice for chocolate purists with its decadent dark chocolate cake.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites:  The decadent dark chocolate cake (S$45) is a triple-stacked layer of moist chocolate sponge with rich-velvety premium dark chocolate ganache! One nibble yields bitter-sweet notes.

12. Chocolate Origin 

Multiple outlets islandwide
Operating hours vary across stores

Chocolate galore at Chocolate Origin. Photo: Chocolate Origin/Facebook

Why visit? Chocolate Origin is a homegrown retailer offering chocolate cakes and confectioneries since 2011. From drinking chocolate, cacao tea, gelato, chocolate truffles, chocolate bars to chocolate tarts, you can be sure to get that chocolate craving satisfied at Chocolate Origin.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Its simply named whole cake (S$44.80) promises to be the cake that steals your heart with the first bite. It’s a perfect marriage of rich luscious chocolate ganache entrapping two thin layers of chocolate sponges, finished with a chocolate glaze.

13. Morton’s The Steakhouse

Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave
Open: Monday to Saturday (5pm to 11pm), Sunday (12pm to 9pm)

Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. Photo: Morton’s The Steakhouse/Facebook

Why visit? More than just serving up amazing meats, this popular steakhouse Morton’s has built up a reputation for its famous four-layered chocolate cake, too. Customers might raise their eyebrows at the price of Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake (S$38), but once your teeth sink into Morton’s rendition, you’ll understand why it is still one of the best lava cakes in Singapore

Price range: $$$

Crowd favourites: The oh-so-sinful Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake is truly excellent with its oozing molten chocolate lava and worth every cent.

14. Rich and Good Cake Shop

24 Kandahar Street
Open: Monday (10.30am to 5pm), Tuesday to Saturday (9am to 5pm)

Chocolate Delight. Photo: Rich and Good Cake Shop / Facebook

Why visit? Founded in 1997 by a mother-daughter duo, Rich and Good Cake Shop has made a name for itself in its lovingly made Swiss rolls that taste of nostalgia. But for fans who are open to trying something even heavier, they can opt for the delectable chocolate offering, the Chocolate Delight (S$33). 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: The Chocolate Delight is made of soft and fluffy layers of chocolate sponge cake with buttery chocolate cream and chocolate truffle in between.

15. Jane’s Cake Station 

265 Jalan Kayu
Open: Thursday to Tuesday (12pm to 6pm)

Relive your childhood memories with the comforting chocolate cake here. Photo: Jane’s Cake Station/Facebook

Why visit? For fans of old-school chocolate cake, Jane’s Cake Station at Jalan Kayu remains a comforting presence through the seasons. Relive your childhood memories with its chocolate fudge cake (S$40) that is made based on an old-school family chocolate cake recipe

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Unlike more dense chocolate cakes on the market, we love how Singapore’s best chocolate fudge cake is made from the fluffiest, lightest chocolate sponge, and interestingly has a slightly salty profile

Looking for more great desserts? Check out Kwaa Song, a new quirky cafe serving up croissants, or our guide on the most viral, stuffed croissants

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Toh Ee Ming


Ee Ming is a storyteller with a love of photography, insightful reads, films, and offbeat and obscure places. Her work has appeared in outlets such as the Associated Press, South China Morning Post, National Geographic, CNBC and Southeast Asia Globe.

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