As we reach the last leg of the year-end festivities, it’s time to indulge in the best Christmas cakes in Delhi. Here’s your list of the top places to get your hands on these.
There is no such thing as overindulgence in winters, and that’s why The Artful Baker has whipped up a traditional Christmas fare. The highlights of the menu are the moist and indulgent desserts like Plum cake, Italian Biscottino Mini Torte, and the signature Coffee and Salted Caramel Yule Log. You can also choose from a delightful assortment of artisanal breads such as Pannetone, Olive & Rosemary Fougasse, Fig and Onion Brioche. And relish the traditional German Stollen Bread, along with the Hazelnut Espresso Sable and Lemon Amaretti. The Artful Baker also has a sumptuous variety of savouries, ranging from Falafel Wraps to Brioche and more.
Her speciality is French entremets, which tastes just as amazing as they look. With the Miam Café, Chef Bani Nanda has also started doing savoury treats. Her constant experiments in the kitchen mean we’re looking forward to something new, but also hope for the Bûche de Nöel to make a re-appearance. Must-try is a yule log made with layers of strawberries, vanilla mousse, custard, and orange crumble. She’s also done a Christmas Pain au Chocolat with rum, cinnamon, orange peel, almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans – a nut lover’s delight.
This is your one-stop-shop to quality chocolate treats. You can try one of Chef Radhika’s gift boxes. An assorted chocolates filled with Dark Chocolate and Mulled Wine Truffles, Walnut Caramel Spice Bonbons, a pair of Chip and Dale (bars with a blend of milk and dark chocolate), a jar each of Butterscotch pearls and chocolate-coated almonds—add the mini copper mugs for that festive vibe. You can also go for the other one, including French truffles – a 72 per cent Dark Single Origin Venezuela Mosaic Bar, two mini Chip and Dale Bars, two stars, each filled with marshmallows and chocolate-coated almonds, and a pair of Swedish Chokladballs. And another Christmas special is their delightful babka.
True to its name, this one has the city smitten with its bakes. Chef Mandakini brings out some of the top treats year-round, though much less publicised and more made to order. Try their Spiced Carrot Cake and chocolate-coated marshmallows and their newly-launched soft molassey gingerbread cookies with a rum butter glaze, which you can’t get enough of.
For homemade goodness, place an order with The Sinful Spoon. Chef Sanchita is known for her mini-macaron decorated cakes, along with her made-to-order experimental bakes that looks as good as they taste. For Christmas, she’s whipped an Orange and Almond Tea Cake. Lush flavours that satiate all your dessert wishes.
The OG of the capital’s fine desserts, L’Opera does a whole range for its Christmas menu. Try the yule log cakes and the Italian sweetbread, panettone, and more. They also do various cookies such as the gingerbread man, Christmas crunch, hazelnut crunch, and choco dip shortbread.
Suchali’s sourdough breads have been making all the right noises, and for Christmas, she has created a special menu of Yuletide bakes that include Linzer cookies, Panettone, stollen, and plum cakes. The bakehouse is delivering all over Delhi, though a heads-up of one-two days is needed.
Whipped Delhi has been spreading sweetness through their bakes since 2009. Their sinfully exciting menu has new Christmas additions that are absolutely drool-worthy. Try their fluffy and wholesome rum cake this season, along with their long list of cheesecakes.
A Delhi institution that has stayed away from the delivery space, Wenger’s online is now here to make you Christmas better. The over 75-year-old bakery is now offering their signatures on their website, including the rich and moist Plum Cake, gingerbread cookers, and Christmas logs. Their special Christmas menu contains a variety of festive-themed cakes, but their plum cake happens to be a bestseller. Make sure you order to give it a try this Christmas.
Switch out your regular rum cake with Elma’s ground almond chocolate and brandy gluten-free cake. This cake happens to be one of Elma’s signature dishes and is extremely popular this time of the year. And since nothing about this year has been traditional, why should your cake be?
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