10 Ugliest Desserts in Singapore That Taste Better Than Heaven

Death by Chocolate Cake

Ugly desserts are the underrated contenders of the desserts world, because they may not be as good looking as those flowery and bombastic desserts that seem to be flooding your social media feeds now. You must have come across beautiful desserts that look good on the outside, but disappointing when you take your first bite.

Not all desserts need to look pretty to be delicious, and the desserts in this list will prove this statement right. Rainbow cakes? Cake shakes? Bingsus? Ugly desserts are the newest thing – the ‘uglier’ the better.

Here are 10 of the Ugliest Desserts in Singapore that we promise you taste so much better than they look.

Sticky Toffee Pudding And All Things Delicious


Sticky Date Puddings have generally never been as good-looking as other desserts, but we all know that it is one of the best tasting desserts out there.

And All Things Delicious’s Sticky Date Pudding might look plain and boring on the outside, but once you sink your teeth in it, you will be blown away. The sweetness and saltiness of this cake is at a perfect balance.

462 Crawford Lane
Singapore 190462
Tel: +65 6396 0820
Mon to Thu: 8am – 5pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 6pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

Nutella bread butter pudding


This is a top contender in this list for one reason – it is probably the prettiest yet ugliest dish at the same time. What do we mean? We are sure a part of you is drooling over the oozing Nutella, but at the same time, taken aback by its unstructured look.

But as we’ve said, a good dessert doesn’t have to look good, as long as it tastes good and Club Street Social has aced this dessert of theirs to perfection.

Club Street Social’s Nutella Bread & Butter Pudding is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best Nutella desserts.

5 Gemmill Lane, off Club Street
Singapore 069261
Tel: +65 6225 5043
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat: 9am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Jamie's Tiramisu


Jamie’s Italian has many crazy desserts available on their menu and the Jamie’s Tiramisu is certainly not the best looking one. Nevertheless, it is one of the most popular desserts here.

The tiramisu is not overly dense and extremely tasty. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, right?

Jamie’s Italian tiramisu is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best tiramisu.

1 HarbourFront Walk,
VivoCity, #01-165/167
Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6733 5500
Daily: 11.30am to 11pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Lana Chocolate Cake


This has been dubbed as one of the best chocolate cakes in Singapore and we could not agree more. Despite its plain-looking exterior that has zero physical appeal, what mattered was its taste and Lana Cake Shop certainly nailed it. Who says this block of brown won’t make it?

36 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289239
Tel: +65 6466 8940
Mon, Tue & Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Wed to Fri: 10.30am – 5.30pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens



A seafood place as such that focuses on mains is the kind of place that we would least expect to be impressed by their desserts. But their homemade Brownies (S$3) proved us wrong. It was easily the best we have tasted in Singapore, and you need to try it to believe it!

Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3
12 Marina Boulevard, #01-02
Singapore 019982
Tel: +65 6443 1167
Mon to Fri: 8am – 8pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Nearest Station: Downtown

Dark Chocolate Cake


As its name suggests, it is not for the faint-hearted. The Death by Chocolate Cake from Rider’s Cafe is every chocolate enthusiast’s wildest dream, despite its not-so-appealing appearance.

Rich in chocolate-y goodness, evened out by the ice cream, this dessert certainly wins a sexy nod from us for its decadance.

51 Fairways Drive
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Singapore 286965
Tel: +65 6466 9819
Sun to Thu: 8am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Clementi

Churros & Chocolate


Churros are more often than not gorgeous, right? Well, Salt Tapas & Bar’s rendition might break that tradition. Nonetheless, be wow-ed by them for they are one of the best churros you can find in Singapore. Gentle reminder that looks ain’t everything, people.

252 North Bridge Road
#01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6837 0995
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Shelter in the Woods


Doesn’t this quirky concoction look like a… sea urchin? Well, as gimmicky as it looks, we have to admit that it was a really refreshing treat. Damn those meringue spikes; we love them!

22 Greenwood Ave
Singapore 289218
Tel: +65 6466 6225
Mon to Sat: 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Sinpopo Gula Melaka Cake


Shaped like Awfully Chocolate’s iconic super-stacked cake, we were initially rather skeptical about this simple-looking slice of cake. Thankfully, this cake turned out to be much better than it looks, and the moistness of the cake really complimented the rich gula melaka sauce. Now, we are hooked.

458 Joo Chiat Rd
Singapore 427671
Tel: +65 6345 5034
Tue to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Dakota

Ugly Sue - Strictly Pastry


For a mere S$3, we couldn’t help but wonder just how good this is. We can be pretty judgmental like that. Its name was apt; it is definitely not the best looking cake on display.

Upon first bite, we were sold. We just wanted more and more until we gobbled the whole thing up. It is no wonder Ugly Sue is the top selling cake here at Strictly Pastry.

267 Joo Chiat Rd
Singapore 427521
Tel: +65 6348 8837
Mon: 3pm – 9pm
Wed: 3pm – 9pm
Thu & Fri: 1pm – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dakota

Now that you’ve seen the 12 Ugliest Desserts in Singapore, you should also check out our guide on 15 Prettiest Cakes in Singapore.