Possibly the most romanticised ingredient of all time, chocolate remains an object of lust among avid foodies. In this list, we round up the best chocolate cakes in town to satisfy your obsession (plus one boozy cake to spice things up). For more cakes and desserts, see our list of best cafés for desserts.
Jaslyn Rangson can do many mouthwatering things with chocolate – brownies, chocolate and salted caramel tarts, and peanut butter chocolate cake. But the salted caramel chocolate ganache cake takes the, uh, cake. Four layers of fluffy, thick chocolate cake, sandwiched with salted caramel chocolate ganache, finished with a shiny, smooth coating of chocolate ganache. It’s sticky, sweet, salty, and all whipped up from a big bowl of 70 percent chocolate, Maldon sea salt flakes and organic flour. Unless it’s your lucky day, you won’t find this cake by the slice at the counter spread; it’s such a decadent mess that Jaslyn only bakes it to order, but who says you can’t have your (whole) cake and eat it too?
RM78 per cake
This intensely rich (but not too sweet) Chocolate Guinness Cake by Malaysia barista champion Jason Loo not only contains Guinness stout, it also includes a touch of Baileys in the ganache. Also available at The Red Beanbag, Grandeur Gallery café, and The Curious Goat.
RM13 per slice
It’s light enough to have post-dinner (it’s anytime for us at TOKL), but also rich and indulgent enough to hold its own at the party table. If your first date was sweet, unforgettable and awash with sudden rushes of giddiness, that’s how we also feel about this Swich bestseller. There's an updated version of this cake as well, now with salted caramel added to the rich chocolate.
Whole cake from RM79.80.