This guide to the best chocolate lava cakes in Singapore was last updated on 1 July 2014.
Molten chocolate cake, warm chocolate cake, hot chocolate fondant, chocolate lava cake – call it whatever you want, a warm molten chocolate lava cake with a scoop of ice cream is immensely satisfying, and a must-order whenever we see it on the menu.
Here is a guide to the best chocolate lava cakes in Singapore.
Bakerzin’s signature Warm Chocolate Cake ($11.50), served with homemade vanilla ice cream and fresh berries, definitely deserves a mention. It is one of my favourites because it is consistently good and has never let me down.
290 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6333 6647
Daily: 10am – 11pm
The chocolate lava cake from Chocolate Origin is decent, but not extraordinary. However, there’s really nothing to complain about when it is only $5. It is worth a try if you want a quick fix in town.
313 Orchard Road
#B3-10A 313 @ Somerset
Tel: +65 6884 4019
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
Only two words to describe Chili’s Molten Chocolate Cake ($15) – gigantic and satisfying. If you love chocolate lava cake, you must try the one from Chili’s.
163 Tanglin Road
#02-23 Tanglin Mall
Tel: +65 6733 3317
It is not a secret that Ember at boutique hotel 1929 has one of the best set lunches in Singapore. But what many do not know is the restaurant also does a very good Chocolate Molten Cake ($14).
The only reason why I will travel across Singapore and go all the way to Changi for a meal is La Cantina’s Chocolate Lava Cake ($9.50) — after my must-have linguine al granchio, of course. This should speak volume of its place in my heart.
1 Netheravon Road
#08/09-02 Changi Village Hotel, Singapore 508502
Tel: +65 6546 9190
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm
What else do we need to say? The picture above tells it all. Max Brenner’s Chocolate Souffle ($16) is sinful, and so damn good. Definitely one of the best in town.
8 Raffles Avenue
#01-06/08 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 038981
Tel: +65 6235 9556
Sun to Thu: 10am- 10.30pm
Fri to Sat: 10am – 11.30pm
mezza9 has a slew of delicious desserts – such as banana & nutella crepe (S$15), stone fruit tart (S$17), and pink lady apple tart (S$17) – but our favourite is definitely the Chocolate & Praline Fondant, which comes with a scoop of caramel ice cream.
At $30, Morton’s legendary Hot Chocolate Cake is not cheap. And of course, many people will be put off by the price. Is it really worth paying $30++ for a chocolate lava cake? As compared to most places that only charge $15 tops, it sets all wondering if in direct proportion, is Morton’s rendition truly twice as good?
I wonder too, and while there may be many that I have tried to date, Morton’s version is, hands up (pun intended), one of the best, if not the best chocolate lava cake you can get in Singapore.
Yes, you heard me right. Hall of fame standards. It is that good.
5 Raffles Avenue
4F Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Tel: +65 6339 3740
Mon to Sat: 5.30pm – 11 pm
Sun: 5pm – 10pm
MUSEO is an enchanting restaurant that sits on the mezzanine level of Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove that works perfectly for all occasions. By day, the restaurant is filled with sunlight and the chinaware glistens like gems; by night, the low-light setting calls for a romantic dinner for two.
If you are looking for a place to have afternoon tea with your girlfriends, MUSEO is just the place to go. Get the Vodka Chocolate Lava Cake (S$13). It is a true crowd-pleaser, and worry not, that amount of hard liquor ain’t enough to get you drunk.
MUSEO’s vodka chocolate lava cake is also listed in our guide to the best chocolate lava cakes in Singapore.
31 Ocean Way #01-22
Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove
Tel: +65 6734 8066
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 11.30am – 1am
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
Over at Osia Resorts World Sentosa, they serve a slightly different rendition in the form of a soup. Yes, that’s right, a chocolate soup.
Osia’s Hot Chocolate Soup ($22) is one of the signature items on the menu. For regulars, it is a must-order dessert to end the meal, while I know of many new customers come to Osia just to try this.
8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 2 Crockfords Tower
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Tel: +65 6577 6560
Sun to Wed: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Thu to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Quayside Fish Bar is one of our to-go places for good quality seafood in Singapore. Besides daily fresh imports of wild-caught seafood and fish from different parts of the world, Quayside Fish bar also serves excellent desserts.
In particular, we love their White Truffle flavoured Chocolate Lava Cake (S$12). What makes the chocolate lava cake here different from the rest is that it is lightly drizzled with truffle oil, giving it a distinctive and pleasing scent.
31 Ocean Way #01-11
Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove
Tel: +65 6268 8633
Tue: 9am – 12 midnight
Wed & Thu: 12pm – 12 midnight
Fri: 12pm – 1am
Sat: 9am – 1am
Sun: 9am – 12 midnight
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
Relish by Wild Rocket
Relish’s Dark Lava Chocolate Gateau ($12.80) – which comes with flambe banana and vanilla ice cream – always hits the spot.
1 Maju Avenue
#02-07/09 myVillage at Serangoon Garden
Tel: +65 6634 3422
Nearest Station: Seragoon/Lorong Chuan
This may come as a surprise to some, but The Connoisseur Concerto does a very good Dark Chocolate Cake ($11). In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it is among my top 5 chocolate lava cake in Singapore. If you are a regular, be sure to try it next time.
3E River Valley Road, #01-01
Clarke Quay Singapore 179024
Tel: +65 6336 1121
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 11am – 4am
Sun to Thu & PH: 11am – 12midnight
Wimbly Lu is one of my new favourite places for desserts. They have an impressive selection – such as the popular waffles and root beer float cake – but what I will go back for again and again is their Molten Lava Cake ($6).
15-2 Jalan Riang
Tel: +65 6289 1489
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 11.30pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 11pm
To me, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse’s Hot Chocolate Cake ($25), also known as the sore-throat inducing dessert, is one of the top 5 chocolate lava cake in Singapore. It is pricey for a dessert, but trust me, it’s worth every cent.
2 Stamford Road
Level 3 Swissotel the Stamford
Tel: +65 6338 0261
Daily: 12pm– 11pm