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Drizzled in Chocolate & Covered in Caramel: Cairo’s Most Delicious Desserts

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Drizzled in Chocolate & Covered in Caramel: Cairo’s Most Delicious Desserts
written by
Sherif Khairy

Featured image via The Four Fat Ladies




Foodies will know this fact by heart; there is always room for dessert. So, if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, this list contains Cairo’s absolute best desserts!

Chocolate Chip Lava Cake by Crave

Molten chocolate cakes are sweet music to a dessert lover’s ear. But Crave’s Chocolate Chip Lava Cake (55 EGP) is, to many of us, the very best of this classic dessert. The cake is made up of chocolate chip cookie dough: crusty, tasty, and totally delicious. On the inside, the chocolate is very smooth and flavourful, with a twist of caramel. A vanilla ice cream scoop on the side makes this dessert perfect.

Lemon Bundt Cake / Brownies by The Four Fat Ladies

With a huge assortment of delicious sweet delicacies, The Four Fat Ladies has gained huge popularity. Their Lemon Bundt Cake (22 – 190 EGP) is out of this world, while their brownies (32 EGP) come in a lot of different flavours, each one as good as the other.

Torta De Tres Leches by Tabla Luna

The Torta De Tres Leches (55 EGP) by Tabla Luna is a deliciously moist sponge cake, consisting of three different kinds of milk, as its name suggests. This light and flavourful dessert is quite simple, yet unique and very tasty. It’s topped with soft meringue for a perfect additional flavour.

Lemon Tart by Maison Thomas

The Lemon Tart (97 EGP) at Maison Thomas is their signature dessert dish, and it’s unlike anything we’ve tasted before. A huge meringue mountain that is both fluffy, sweet, and crunchy, all at the same time. Take your time to enjoy this stunning dish.

Dirt Cake by Dukes

This is arguably Dukes’ best offering. This mixture of chocolate, cocoa powder, and ice cream makes for a dessert that you absolutely cannot miss. The individual serving is 35 EGP, and for 260 EGP you can get your hands on the table serving.

Lo2met El Borio by Pastaweesy

No matter how you feel about their pasta, this dessert dish from Pastaweesy is unimaginably delicious. Their Lo2met El Borio (18 EGP) is perfectly priced, and will surely keep you coming back for more. Some make their way to Pastaweesy just for this dish. It comes as three Oreos, each wrapped in soft, fluffy lo2met el 2ady dough, sprinkled with sugar powder, and served with one of the best caramel dips in town.

Ice Cream Macaroons by The Batter Half & Co

The Batter Half & Co is definitely one of the best dessert shops in town, but their unique macaroons are a must-try. Their Ice Cream Macaroons (35 EGP per piece) come in over 30 homemade flavours of ice cream, the mouthful of macaroon is crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, sandwiching a delicious scoop of ice cream.

Choco Zalabya by Batates & Zalabya

Spread all over Cairo, the Batates & Zalabya carts are a favourite among Cairenes for their delicious fries, corn dogs, and zalabya. Our favourite though, is their Choco Zalabya (25-70 EGP), especially when drizzled in white chocolate.


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