10 Decadent Opera Cakes in Singapore For Your Next Tea Session

A French cake made with layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache, French coffee buttercream and covered in a chocolate glaze, the opera cake’s namesake originates from the layers resembling the levels of an opera house. Worthy of any special occasion, its flavours complement each other in perfect harmony. If you’re looking for the perfect opera cake for your next birthday party or afternoon tea session, look no further because here are 10 bakeries with opera cake in Singapore. Both deliveries and in-store options available!

#1 Opera Haus

Opera Haus is a family-run bakery and specialty cake shop. Named after the opera cake, you’ll find some of the finest French desserts and the freshest breads here. Their opera cake features 10 tantalising layers of almond sponge soaked in coffee liqueur syrup, coffee and praline cream, with a wonderfully contrasting crunchy base topped with a deliciously rich chocolate ganache. If you want to veer off from the classic, Opera Haus also does a version that is matcha-flavoured and made with Marukyu Koyamaen matcha cream!

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#2 Awfully Chocolate

We’re no strangers to Awfully Chocolate, one of the best and most famous cake shops in Singapore. Appropriately named The Opera House, the many layers of this cake by is made with a soft almond joconde sponge. This is the opera cake that will make you sing, and one that you’ve dreamed of and more: dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache and coffee cream cheese.

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#3 Nesuto Singapore

Founded by Chef Alicia who has years of experience under her belt as a pastry chef, Nesuto Singapore delivers an experience that is usually only available in hotels or high-end restaurants, into a cafe setting and at affordable prices. Celebrate the most important people in your life with an indulgent, grown-up Baileys Coffee Opera cake. Robustly flavoured and a perfect cross between Baileys, coffee and chocolate, this is one opera cake you won’t forget.

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#4 Bread Garden

Made with premium quality cream and chocolate, this flourless opera cake by Bread Garden brings a whole new experience to all cake-lovers, even those on a keto diet! Beautifully layered with luscious chocolate ganache, light flourless sponge, and rich coffee cream, savour the wholesome combination of rich chocolate and coffee aroma in every bite.

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#5 Ciel Pâtisserie

Ciel Pâtisserie is about pure, unadulterated goodness in your favourite French pastries and sweets. Made following the philosophy of French and European techniques, this opera cake is made with Joconde sponge layered with a dark chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, finished with a chocolate glaze. Perfect for a hearty celebration or an everyday treat!

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#6 CAKEBAR

At CAKEBAR, every cake is meticulously designed and baked with utmost attention given to every step of the process. Made with premium quality ingredients, this opera cake features luxurious layers of hazelnut almond sponge soaked in house brewed Arabica coffee, hazelnut ganache, coffee chocolate ganache, and hazelnut butter cream.

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#7 CAKEINSPIRATION

The opera cake is certainly not a light dessert, but when done well, it is a delicious one. CAKEINSPIRATION’s Opera Gâteau Cake is made of ten alternating layers of light sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, crunchy feuilletine, espresso-flavoured buttercream and premium chocolate ganache. It is then decorated with gold flakes and macarons. Talk about a cake that tastes as good as it looks!

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#8 Polar Puffs & Cakes

Polar Puffs & Cakes is a home-grown brand that first opened its doors back in 1926. Since then, they’ve grown from one shophouse unit to having islandwide retail stores and distribution points. Enjoy their version of the classic opera cake, featuring delightful layers of almond sponge and coffee butter cream, covered in a chocolate glaze.

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#9 Baker’s Brew

A traditional opera cake is usually made with a combination of coffee, chocolate and nuts. But the folks at Baker’s Brew have come up with their own unique twist to the timeless classic, Using a medley of flavours such as raspberry, chocolate and lemon, this elegant 7-layer cake consists of raspberry sponges, raspberry dark chocolate ganache and a lemon buttercream. To top it off, the cake is intricately adorned with gold painted musical notes as a tribute to the classic opera!

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#10 LUNA Singapore

LUNA Singapore is a local patisserie borne out of a passion for desserts, specialising in sophisticated sweets tailored to local tastes. Instead of chocolate and coffee, their version of the classic opera cake is made with matcha. Certainly to delight matcha fans, enjoy matcha chiffon sponge filled with matcha mousse and matcha ganache, topped with matcha powder and Chantilly cream.

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