The carrot cake at Luminary Bakery is one of my favourites in London; not too sweet, plenty of spice, and perfectly moist.
One of the cakes I love the most is the Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream. Incredibly rich with a smooth and creamy centre, it's perfect for any chocolate lovers.
My go-tos are the palmiers. So simple but they're incredibly buttery with just the right amount of chew and caramelisation. The caneles are also a must.
Doughnuts are always a good idea and the matcha cake doughnut from Crosstown is a winner. It's covered in a matcha & white chocolate ganache that perfectly balances sweetness and the slight bitterness from the tea.
They only have one dessert on the menu – the Fried Horlicks Ice Cream Bao – and it’s the only one you need. The ice cream is silky smooth with a deep malty flavour that I love. It sits inside a soft, deep fried bun and is so moreish you'll be tempted to order another.
As a sweet treat, you must try Lily’s Einkorn chocolate chip cookies. Gooey, sweet and salty – I 100% recommend them.
Who can resist soft serve ice cream sandwiches? My personal favourite is the Strawberry Shorty. It’s strawberry cheesecake parfait with vanilla marshmallow, strawberry jam and dark chocolate inside a sweet brown sugar biscuit.
The PBJ is a must: layers of flaky puff pastry, peanut butter and jam topped with banana. What’s not to love about this classic?
Okay, I know this is not a bakery but James Clarke, head pastry chef at the Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, is a true master. Clarke’s 100% white sourdough is, hands down, the best bread in the city of London. It’s so good, I would happily make it my dessert.