Have your cake and eat it too
Oh, for the love of CAKE! Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Whether you’re a huge fan or it just isn’t your thing (how could that be possible?), cake is a part of everyone’s life. Birthdays and weddings just wouldn’t be complete without it.
Unless you are a baking wizard, good quality cake can be hard to get your hands on in Malaysia, or so you think! This list of 12 mouth-watering cakes in the Klang Valley will have you drooling by the end of the article!
1. Tray Café
If you’re searching for the perfect spot for brunch or a quiet coffee and naughty bit of dessert, look no further. Tray Café is a foodie’s dream come true.
Nutella Chocolate Cake. Source.
The menu changes regularly (you can check the daily specials on Tray’s Facebook page) and every dish is certain to get your mouth watering. This café is known for its exceptional desserts.
With flavours like Nutella chocolate cake (an absolute winner), Hummingbird cake, tofu matcha cheesecake and Black Forest pavlova, we bet you’re just dying to try them now!
Address: H-0-2 Block H, Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday & Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm | Closed Tuesday
2. Swich Café
Swich Cafe is an artisanal cake shop that aims to use as little sugar as possible in its cakes! Instead, they try to use natural sweeteners (fruit) to achieve the same result.
Other than the rich Valrhona Chocolate Cake and Salted Caramel Pavlova, Swich Cafe offers delightfully local cake flavours like their Mangosteen Cake and Cempedak Sponge should be on your list of cakes to try.
For the avid durian lover, Swich Café offers a range of durian-inspired desserts like the Durian Cheesecake, Durian Tiramisu, Musang King Mud Pie and Durian Sticky Rice.
Address: Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 012-777 3247 / +60 036-201 8221 / +60 017-577 7631
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm Daily
Other outlets: Atria Shopping Gallery & Damansara Uptown
3. Cake Jalan Tiung
Apart from the classics, Cake Jalan Tiung offers a variety of delicious and unusually flavoured cakes with names like Persian Princess, Ed Sheeran and the Samseng Kg. Pandan. Fans of the popular Cartoon Network series Powerpuff Girls will be happy to know there’s even a Mojo Jojo Coffee Cheesecake for you to sink your teeth into!
If the names don’t attract you, the aesthetics definitely will. These cakes look too perfect to eat, and taste amazing to boot!
Cake Jalan Tiung rotates the cake menu weekly. If you’re on Instagram, look up the hashtag #cjtweeklymenu or check its Facebook page to stay up to date.
Address: Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J9/J, Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam
Phone: +60 12-295 5988
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm | Closed Monday & Tuesday
Other outlets: NAZA TTDI Plaza
4. Jaslyn Cakes
A quaint little bakeshop in the heart of Bangsar, Jaslyn Cakes has garnered quite the following. Scrumptious cakes, decadent pastries, organic teas and freshly squeezed juices – what’s not to love about this place?
While their cakes are delicious, if you’re craving cheesecake or carrot cake in particular then Jaslyn Cakes is the place for you.
Address: 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 03-2202 2868
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 7.00pm | Saturday & Sunday 11.00am – 8.00pm
5. A Slice of Heaven (Just Heavenly)
True to the name, cakes found at A Slice of Heaven are in fact, just heavenly. It features more classic flavours but don’t be fooled into thinking there is anything boring about these cakes. Each bite is rich, fulfilling and packed with flavour – which means you certainly get your money’s worth!
The Carrot Cake and Red Velvet are real crowd pleasers. There’s even a miniature carrot on every slice of carrot cake!
Address: Block E, Level B2, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Selangor
Phone: +60 037 955-5212
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm Daily
Other outlets: Bangsar Shopping Centre, Plaza Damansara & Pavilion KL
Souka bakes up a storm with its impressive selection of cakes (freshly made every day). If you’re in this neck of the woods then check this sweet little place out and indulge in some satisfying sweets that are sure to brighten up your day.
Indulge in some churros, Peanut Butter Pie, Mars Bar Cheesecake (oh my!) or Banoffee Pavlova.
I don’t know about you but ‘Death by Nutella’ sounds like a sweet way to go.
Address: 53 Jalan SS15/5A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: +60 019 555-3532 / +60 035 613-3532
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 10pm | Friday & Saturday 11am to 12am | Sunday 11am to 10pm | Closed on Monday
Other outlets: T.T.D.I
7. Grind 22 Café
Tucked away beside a modest fashion boutique in Bangsar, Grind 22 is a peaceful place to sit down for a decent cup of coffee or a refreshing fruit smoothie and a sweet treat.
This trendy little coffee shop features tantalising cakes from several local baking talents such as Purple Monkey and BakeAlyaaBake, as well as some savoury bites from Crzy Puff and The Lunch Club Asia.
Try one of the insanely delicious mini frozen cheesecakes (mango, durian, strawberry, peach, blueberry, Toblerone and Oreo) or order a variety and share them with friends – or not. No judgement! Bet you will also be tempted by other cakes which makes appearances here – Lemon Curd Coconut Cake, Famous Amos Chocolate Cheesecake or Moist Chocolate Cake with ganache and KitKat.
Address: 22 Lorong Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 032 202-0422
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 12.00pm – 10.00pm | Friday & Saturday: 12.00pm – 1.00am
8. Nine Running Yolks
This sophisticated patisserie aims to impress when it comes to taste and presentation. Creativity and passion are clearly ingredients in each of its delectable desserts.
There’s something exotic about these cakes and we greatly encourage you to entertain your curiosity. Red Plum Lemon Cake or Earl Grey Raspberry Pound Cake, anyone? Check out the website and make an order!
All cakes are also made to order, which means you can be sure all your cakes are fresh and delicious!
Phone: +60 012 344-3546
Opening hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm, daily
If you have late night cake cravings, head on over to Rekindle in SS2, where you will be spoilt for choice. This cosy café offers an added thrill factor – delicious dessert laced with alcohol.
With items like Tiramisu Kahlua, Salted Caramel & Whisky, Chocolate Baileys, there’s no way one can resist tasting these sensational combinations in cake form.
With their store staying open till the wee hours of the morning, you can now have your cake and eat it at practically any time of the day!
Address: Ground Floor, 25, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: +60 3-7496 6309
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 12am | Friday 11am to 1am | Saturday 10am to 1am | Sunday 10am to 12am | Closed on Monday
Other outlets: Damansara Uptown
10. Strangers at 47
This trendy café will attract you with its seductively rustic facade, and will be your new favourite chillout spot. It’s most renowned for its range of sweet and savoury crepes, however the cakes here are definitely worth checking out too.
Acquaint yourself with the best-selling Smooth Criminal (a marriage of carrot cake and peanut butter cream and chocolate chunks) or try a slice of cake that celebrates local flavours, such as the Cendol Cheesecake. It might sound like a weird combo, but the marriage of coconut and smooth, cool creamy cheesecake is a match made in heaven.
Don’t mess with this bad boy which just screams chocolatey goodness. The nutty bits that decorate the gateau are like little bits of happiness. And whad’ya know, it’s perfect with chocolate in every single way!
Address: 47, Jalan 17/45, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: +60 037 497-2409
Opening hours: Monday & Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am – 10.00pm | Closed on Tuesday
11. Alexis Bistro
If you haven’t heard about or been to Alexis before then you must have been living under a rock. It is no secret that some of the tastiest cakes are found here. Alexis has been around for two decades and offers stylish contemporary dining at its four outlets.
The pavlova has the perfect meringue consistency that puts many other bakeries to utter shame. It’s gives off that “Q” sensation in the inside with a brittle crust paired with optimal tardiness from the berries, exuding a burst of flavors that’s just not of this world.
Tiramisu fanatics, rejoice! The signature cake with a pump of strawberry sauce that’s fashioned to trick the unsuspecting foodie strikes the right balance between nutty, cocoa, and the subtle hint of coffee.
Apart from its artisan take on pavlova and tiramisu cakes, the other tropical fixes such as mixed berries meringue and mango cream pie are also to die for. While easy on the palate, they also leave an eclectic aftertaste that’s closest to fruity-creamy.
Address: 29 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 032 284-2880
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm Daily
Other outlets: Great Eastern Mall, Bangsar Shopping Centre & The Gardens
12. Ben’s Bake Shop
Nestled in Ben’s Independent Grocer in Publika, this bakeshop is bound to satiate your sweet cravings with its sensational range of desserts. You will find no compromise on flavour here! Whether you’re looking for something traditional or truly unique, Ben’s Bake Shop has something to tantalise your taste buds.
There’s delectable treats like Apple Crumble Tart, Caramel Popcorn Eclairs, KLonuts (a take on the popular cronut), Thai Tea Crème Brulee and Lemon Meringue Cake!
Apart from being completely Insta-worthy, these cakes taste as amazing as they look. If you’re looking for a cake that’s sure to be the centre of attraction at your party, Ben’s Bake Shop has something for you!
Address: Lot No. 1A, 83 – 95, Level UG1, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603 6205 3107
Opening hours: 9am to 10pm Daily
Everyone loves cake!
Next time you want a sugar fix or need to get a scrumptious birthday cake for someone, you now know where to find it. With cake, life is so much sweeter and your soul will thank you for it – even if your waistline doesn’t!