Written by: Uswatun Khasanah
A real good dessert is not just popping in out of nowhere; it should be planned, researched, and crafted with much skill, dedication, love, as well as anticipation for whomever it is served. Of course, finding a shop selling them is another problem, but we managed to find one. Ann's Bakehouse & Creamery, a cute petite cake shop in South Jakarta, has some of the best desserts you will ever taste in Jakarta.
Namely, the number 1 best-selling product at Ann's Bakehouse & Creamery, their Tres Leches has a rich milk flavor seeping through every part of their airy sponge cake. It was perfectly submerged in three different kinds of milk, spread with a generous layer of whipped cream, and adored with sliced, tempting-looking strawberries and grapes on top.
Tres Leches is famous as a comfort cake from Latin America, but many believe that it originally came from medieval England. Its history might not be set in stone, but what we believe for sure is that this divine cake is a perfect match for your relaxing evening with your favorite book and drink.
Key Lime Pie
The tight contender for the number 1 spot with Tres Leches, Ann's Bakehouse & Creamery also offers one of the most jaw-dropping Key Lime Pie in town. A harmony of fresh lime custard and a light, smooth, whipped cream creates a complementing sweet and sour taste on top of their own moist signature crust.
This Floridan dessert is nice and cold, a suitable dessert to enjoy in this tropical country. It just cost one bite to make us fall deeply in love with the smooth texture of every layer, down to its crust. Honorable mention goes to the lime zest garnish that adds a perfect ounce to balance every element in this Key Lime Pie.
Honey Cake is a real example of the phrase "if looks could deceive"—this modest-looking cake holds a very vibrant flavor inside. Layers of dense honey cake are stacked together with a creamy milk caramel that oozes with tastiness in between. It is firm and dense, with a subtle chewiness that satisfies the feeling of savoring.
Honey Cake is one of the best cakes in the shop, and the reason doesn't lie only in its flavor but also in the fact that this cake literally gets even better every day. Yes, you read that right. This cake has a magical characteristic, as the flavor gets richer every day, with days five to ten being its primetime.
We are sure you will believe it when you prove it for yourself, although we are not sure if you can stop yourself from finishing this Honey Cake before day five. But we won't judge because it is hard for us too.
If nostalgia came in the form of a cake, it must be Mocca Nougat. Remember when your Mom will bring a whole mocha nougat cake to celebrate special days? Well, now you can have it every day with its elevated version from this particular cake shop.
Rather than covering the coffee-flavored sponge cake with mocha buttercream, Ann's Bakehouse & Creamery uses a mocha mousse with a lighter and smoother texture that melts right away in your mouth. It pairs perfectly with the nougat blanket that covers all of its surfaces. Soft and crunchy, it is a cake crafted to indulge your senses in.
Make sure to always have a slice (or a whole cake!) of this Mocca Nougat for a piece of nostalgia whenever you need it.
What is a dessert shop without a bit of chocolate cake to finish it all? Special for you who judge a cake shop by its skill in crafting chocolate cake, Ann's Bakehouse & Creamery is sending their Sacher Torte to the ring—an aesthetically pleasing cake with a smooth and shiny dark chocolate ganache as its glaze.
Inspired by the Austrian chocolate cake, this cake shop created its own Sacher Torte with classic triple layers of dense chocolate sponge cake and delicious dark chocolate ganache all over it. It is safe to say that this amazing-looking cake is scrumptious.
Who would have thought that this hidden cake shop already had a large number of loyal customers thanks to the power of their delicious cake? One other reason that they can keep growing the number is that they are making use of the digital era and providing customers extra ease of ordering via their website at www.annsbakehouse.com.
But for you, the curious wanderer who prefers to visit Jakarta's best hot spots, Ann's Bakehouse & Creamery is located at Jalan Sungai Sambas 3 No. 12, Kramat Pela, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.