With vegan cakes and desserts I have learnt that it can either be a hit or a miss. Many times in the past I got excited about a vegan cake on the menu and then it didn’t really satisfy my expectations. That’s probably why I haven’t been ordering many vegan sweets / cakes in the past couple of months and why I was hesitant to try out Pastel Cakes.
Pastel Cakes is a Patisserie Bakery, which delivers to both Abu Dhabi and Dubai and has been around for a bit now. The twin sisters Maha and Nada running it are continuously working on perfectionizing the recipes and making the cakes & treats looking even more gorgeous or creating new designs. Recently they have introduced some vegan options as well!
So last night I tried the Vegan Chocolate Truffles, the Vegan Lotus Truffles and the Vegan Chocolate Cake! Everything was already packaged so nicely that I fell in love with it immediately. I started with trying both of the truffles and still haven’t decided which one were the better ones. The Chocolate Truffles had a rich chocolate filling and I loved the dark chocolate coat. The Lotus Truffles were slightly sweeter and reminded me on cookie dough. Neither of them contained additional refined sugar, which is something I absolutely didn’t realize! Both were super delicious and are making a great vegan treat for yourself or a gift for one of your vegan friends / family members as the packaging is gorgeous.
Before I tell you how I liked the Vegan Chocolate Cake it is important to mention that it can be ordered through their website, instagram, phone, talabat, zomato etc. on the same day and will arrive within only 30-40 minutes! Therefore it’s a prefect option to order a last-minute vegan cake (many others need at least one day advance notice!). They also customize cakes (check out their instagram!) and they look extremely pretty!
The Vegan Chocolate Cake is made out of 100% raw chocolate and has no added refined sugar (I read about this after trying it and didn’t notice it at all). It’s a layered cake with chocolate frosting in between and I really liked it. The consistency was not too soft and not too crumbly and the chocolate taste was rich.
Additionally to the items I have tried there are also Vegan Brownies available. Prices are reasonable (the full chocolate cake is 195AED) and whilst it is not a fully plantbased bakery I still appreciate that so much effort has been put into catering to the vegans in Dubai as well!
Delivery in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Delivery timings: Sun – Wed 11AM – 10:30 PM, Thu – Sat 11AM – 2:30AM
+971 800 727835