From classic cupcakes to crazy combos.
Eating an entire cake might bury you in guilt but eating two or three (or four or five) cupcakes is guiltless. That’s why we love ’em and here’s the ultimate list of where to get the best cupcakes in Manila. Whether you’re looking for classic buttercream frosted cupcakes or crazy flavor combinations, check out all the places included here.
Also check out: The Best Cakes in (and beyond) Metro Manila Perfect for Celebrations!
Cupcakes by Sonja – multiple branches
No surprise here, Cupcakes by Sonja is a household name by now. From their classic cupcakes to their fun premium and seasonal flavors, they even offer customizable ones!
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Peanut Butter Nutella, Red Velvet Vixen, Pistachio Berries & Cream, and Reversed Salted Caramel Cupcake
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M Bakery – Fort Bonifacio
A bakery hailing from New York that offers a variety of sweet treats including their famous banana pudding – whose flavors change every month – if you’re looking for ready-made pastries that aren’t only pretty but decadent too, it’s suggested that you take a trip to M Bakery.
Fun fact: They feature different cupcake flavors per week!
Mom & Tina’s – multiple branches
Mom & Tina’s offers great traditional home-cooked meals but their bakery really takes the cake. Their classic chocolate fudge cupcakes, carrot sponge cupcakes, and more, really challenge the idea of “dessert-after-meal” because they’re just that good.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Rum Butter Cupcake, Prune Cupcake, Beehive Cupcake, Coconut Cupcake
Cupcake Lab – Promenade
Cupcake Lab is where your usual cupcake meets exact science, turning dream desserts into actual cupcakes. Their themed and customizable cupcakes are also perfect for celebrations.
K & L Cafe by Blushing Cupcakes – Katipunan
K&L Cafe by Blushing Cupcakes makes real pretty looking and yummy cupcakes combining your favorite flavors like their Oreo Red Velvet Cupcake and more.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Blue Vanilla Sundae, Oreo Red Velvet Cupcake, Smore’s Cupcake, Sagada Coffee Cupcake, and Banana Choco Fudge Cupcake
Everyday Mom – Quezon City
Everyday Mom makes sure their cakes and cookies are yummy and healthy. Their cupcakes are butter-free and made with unbleached flour, aluminum-free baking soda and baking powder, sea salt and natural flavors like pure vanilla extract.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Chocolate Fudge (Vegan), Milk Chocolate Almonds Cupcake, Green Tea Cupcake, and Cafe Mocha Cupcake
Whenrustbakes Cafe – Quezon City
Whenrustbakes Cafe is a bakery that specializes in floral cakes and cupcakes perfect as an alternative bouquet for your foodie bae.
Claim your Buy 1 Get 1 Iced Espresso for ₱95, Buy 1 Get 1 Chocolate Chip Cookies for ₱80, Buy 1 Get 1 Box of 4 Mini Floral Cupcakes for ₱150.
J.Cuppacakes – multiple branches
Who says the food you’re craving can’t look good right before you devour them? Creating “Art in Your Cravings”, J.Cuppcakes offers up a variety of food – from sweet to savory, from cupcakes to cheesecakes, and even hot meals – to satisfy any kind of craving you have. Their cupcakes, in particular, can be customized and are perfect for giveaways during special occasions.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Cookie Butter, White Chocolate Basil, Frostbite, Banana Nutella, Salted Caramel
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery – multiple branches
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery is a homegrown cupcake concept serving classic and unique pastries in a quaint garden themed setting. Looking for something unique? Check out their Tomas Morato branches’ bathroom and be surprised at the full-sized classic bicycle they have INSIDE the bathroom.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Chubby Bunny, Valrhona Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Dr. Jekyll, Coffee Walnut Salted Caramel, Reeses, and Coco Cafe
Ola Cupcakes – Paranaque
Ola Cupcakes is a cupcake shop that serves up baked goods from cakes to cupcakes and even cookies, all for a good mood. If you’re a buttercream fan, in particular, you’re going to love the fact that they frost their cakes and cupcakes with none other than buttercream made from fresh butter and vanilla.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Holy Blueberry, Shucks Nutella, Bravo Banana, and Bam Vanilla
Lia’s Cakes in Season – Kapitolyo
A real gem for avocado lovers, Lia’s Cakes in Season, home of the avocado cake, is a quaint dessert cafe that’s known for their avocado pastries and seasonal sweets such as their Puto Bumbong Cake.
Notable cupcake flavors they offer: Avocado Cupcake and Puto Bumbong Cupcake
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