Sampling Red Velvet Cheesecakes (10)

IMG_2629 One time 5 titas and a nephew went to Sebastian’s, an artisan ice cream joint. Each of them ordered a different flavor so that they can try six in one go (of course they were able to sample more mini spoons care of the shop). One of them flavors was red velvet cheesecake. As you may know it, coffee is what dessert means to me that I am mostly clueless when people ask me about dessert. Oh but how lovely all the flavors, textures and other sensations that helping was! I never expected to enjoy ice cream that much so I thought the cake must be good too. I’ve decided to sample as many red velvet cheesecakes as I can.

  • Poco Deli deserved to be the first slice because I liked it very much. Actually, I shared it with about 5 people so I should restate… We loved it very much.
  • Borough’s was also a contender. It was quite a hefty slice and the walnut made it fancier but I think it’s a bit too pricey.
  • Cab Café’s was very cheap at 50 pesos but unfortunately the cake was too dry and the icing was too stiff. It also lacked that cheesy frosting I crave for.
  • Café Dolce Amore’s cupcake had superb semi-sweet, cheesy and tangy frosting but the velvet was not “velvety”at all.
  • Portobello’s cupcake may not be as bold red as other red velvets but all in all it’d probably win the best among those listed here. It’s not too sweet, the rich frosting was not too cloying and everything just blended together (it’s also priced right!).TotalCollage_21V1I-MQ7QL
  • Slice’s cake I think was not exactly a cheesecake but the cake sure was perfectly moist and the frosting was flawless. However, it’s the cheesy taste that I want to counter the sweetness. I need it. Plus, cakes from Slice are so expensive. They’re about as expensive as a hearty meal (or more).
  • Their cupcake (Slice’s) which I believe is a cheese cupcake was more affordable than their cake at 85. My boyfriend and I shared one in about 4 bites.
  • Sugar Mommy House’s came in squares. We got two for the price of one which is 120. Not bad for its size. While it’s sweeter than the average, I’ve no qualms as the frosting was cheesy rich. It melted on my way home and it looked even more so appetizing. Haha.
  • Cukay’s cupcake was also cheap but the frosting was misleading. It was all sugar and not cheesy at all so both Phil, my boyfriend, and I scowled at the sweetness that shocked us.
  • Goodies n Sweet’s cupcake had very faint cheesy tones for their frosting and mostly I tasted sugar. At least the cake itself was good.

Photos: Portobello, Dolce Amore, Borough, Slice and Sugar Mommy, Poco Deli

I hope all cakes came in cupcake helpings because believe it or not, I find it hard to finish even a cupcake on my own.


Cakes at Sancho’s Churreria, Maginhawa

We got to try a slice of frozen blueberry cheesecake, sansrival and the raspberry cheesecake (I’m not sure if I got all them correctly though).

The raspberry cheesecake tasted just fine. I wouldn’t rave about the frosting or the toppings but the sponge itself surely was moist, rich and lovely. IMG_3420

The sansrival on the other hand is the nutty and chewy kind which I happen to like. But I equally like the buttery type that does not require a knife. The one that melts even before you put it in your mouth. Actually I like sansrival even if  I don’t have a sweet tooth so most helpings will garner nothing but praises. haha! The same goes for sylvannas and the like (how do you spell that?). IMG_3424

The frozen blueberry cheesecake was the one that did not deliver. It was gelatinous which is something that I don’t like in cakes. But anyway the other blueberry cheesecake slice at Sancho’s is also good so just pick that one.IMG_3425

The good thing about this joint in Maginhawa is that they also have meals which are equally good. Not spectacular as fireworks but they’re still something that would make you feel good about your day or your weekend. Cheers!

Dolce Amore for coffee and cakes

IMG_1652IMG_1654Hidden in the lower ground level of the building Dolce Amore is worth it. Okay… So we were driving around in circles and I was being a brat. We were bored, tired and craving for sweets and we finally decided to settle for something we have already tried. Then came this cozy cafe’s signage and so I was appeased. It does not always work out but if it could I would very much like to try out something new every time.IMG_1651

I love everything about this coffee shop. Not much people. Hidden from the busy street. Wi-fi. Not so expensive but far from “cheap”. And of course there were lot of items to sample!

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It’s so nice to try a new place with a group because you get to taste evvvrrrything, well, almost. One more time!



My rate is embarrassing! I can’t believe that this is only my 3rd or 4th post here! I am an extraordinary food machine so this is just unacceptable! Anyway, this was way back March so whoa. Kinda hard to write about food when it’s too long ago. But I remember that I went there particularly because of the candied bacon cheesecake. As I’ve said in my older Banapple post their helpings are rich and sweet so I was not expecting much from the roast beef. Surprisingly I liked it. The salad was just so-so but fortunately I forget what it’s called. The cake was alright I guess but I wish bakeshops and coffee shops would consider having baby servings for my kind. Phil and I can’t even finish a slice shared.

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Oh my! Whatever happened to my enthusiasm in the beginning of the year?! Cheerio!