We’ve been snapping our way through the city to serve you up these tantalising desserts the capital has to offer.
Magic Bean and Cocoa Cake
This towering gluten-free, red bean and chocolate cake (Image above) with a raspberry centre, lemon creamed cheese ice cream tastes as good as it looks.
AED 45, Sanderson’s Café, Andalus Al Seef Resort, Salam Street (near Khalifa Park). Contact:02 222 1142
Gâteau à la pistache
This sauce cerise et glace au miel – that’s cherry sauce and honey ice cream by any other name of this delicious-looking French fancy – is a sheer delight.
AED 65, La Petite Maison. The Galleria – Al Al Maryah Island. Contact: 02 692 9600
This two-tier delicious classic of vanilla sponge expertly decorated with pretty pastel coloured polka dots and rosettes is great for those pretty parties.
Starting from AED 400, Magnolia Bakery, The Galleria – Al Al Maryah Island. Contact: 02 491 5487
Cooper’s Apple Pie
A classic complete with butterscotch and vanilla ice cream that will remind many of us of home.
AED 55, The Backyard at Cooper’s, Park Rotana hotel. Contact: 02 657 3325
Chocolate lovers will rejoice with this malty chocolate sponge sandwiched between a malt ganache and smothered in, of course, Maltesers.
AED 315, Home Bakery, Umm Al Emarat Park, 15th Street, Karama.
Contact: 02 666 9559
CrazyShake Cotton Candy
This strawberry shake has it all – a vanilla-frosted ring, blue, pink and pearl chocolates, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy… How you eat it is anyone’s guess!
AED 62, Black Tap, Yas Mall, Yas Island. Contact: 02 446 5128
A coffee-flavoured Italian dessert screams mamamia with its layered whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, all flavoured with cocoa.
AED 42, Dino’s, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi St
La tartlette aux framboise
A pastry base filled with lashings of cream and raspberries for a typically sweet yet sour taste of rural France.
AED 20, Paul, Al Whada Mall Haza Bin Zayed St
Dry Fruit Falooda
This carnival-looking Indian delight is filled with abja seeds, vanilla ice cream and rose syrup mixed with silky vermicelli noodles topped with chilled full cream milk, garnished with dry fruits, chopped cashews, almonds and pistachios.
AED 18, Salam Bombay, Al Mamoura Building B, Corner of Muroor and 15th Street, Al Nahyan Camp