Years ago, I used to go to Tiendesitas in Frontera Verde whenever I crave for Calamansi Cake. A little store near the fruits section was my favorite stop. That slice of Calamansi cake was only Php 45 at that time. Months ago, I felt like going back to get a whole cake for my family. I visited Tiendesitas and surprised to see that the little store was gone…
Well, it wasn’t completely gone until I heard the good news. My favorite Calamansi Cake store still exists! That little kiosk in Tiendesitas might be closed but now I found their actual store located in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. I never knew its name back in Tiendesitas. Now I know that the little store’s name is Lia’s Cakes.
Lia’s Cakes is named after the mother of the owner Carlo Carlos. (Cool name, right?) Carlo started his business back in college. According to Carlo, it was a requirement in his course in UA&P to have a business, which served as his thesis. Because of his objective of not being an employee after he graduates, he decided to retain his business and concentrate on it.
Calamansi Cake (Php45/slice)
When I met Carlo, the first thing I told him is, “I love your Calamansi Cake!”. I couldn’t resist getting a slice of this sour cake with sugar coating on top. Sweet & sour truly complements each other. I would go back to Lia’s Cakes for this! Yum! In addition to that, I was happy to hear that the price of the cake didn’t increase. It was still Php45. In my opinion, I would say it is really affordable.
Ube Cheesecake (Php 75/slice; Php620/whole)
I didn’t leave Lia’s Cakes without trying their other specialties. One of them is this Ube Cheesecake. Ube and cheese together make a good match. The flavor of ube was rich yet it wasn’t overpowering the taste of its cheese. Something unique I noticed was the polvoron used as the crust. Because of its extraordinary taste, I had to bring home this a slice of Ube Cheesecake for my sister to taste. 
Mango Walnut (Php 60/slice; Php 420/whole)
Since I don’t adore ripe mango that much, I may be bias on this one. For me, it tasted like any other mango slice. The only thing that stand out for me was the mango slices in the middle. They seemed freshly sliced and baked after getting the mangoes from the farm. 
Strawberry Cream (Php 65/slice; Php 520/whole)
Creamy, tasty and berry! The tiny seeds of the strawberries were evident as I took a bite. The cake itself wasn’t too sweet for me. I believe it is reasonably priced, so no fear of trying it yourself. 
Aside from cakes, Lia’s Cakes offer other meals from their menu…
Baked Chicken Empanada (Php 65)
Baked Fish (Php 150)
I had this for dinner before eating the cakes. Tempting to try the cakes first but I had to do it the ‘normal’ way by eating this rice meal first. The dory fish was extremely topped with garlic bits. In every bite, little chunks of garlic get mashed in my mouth. You would really crave for something sweet after eating their Baked Fish
Cozy seats of Lia’s Cakes. We enjoyed chilling in this small room full of desserts.

The menu proves how affordable their cakes are. Visit Lia’s Cakes after 8pm and you’ll get 20% off on all their cakes! 🙂 
Pray, Eat and Love.

The Food Scout

Location: 25 A&B East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines


Budget: PHP100++

Food 8/10
Ambiance 8/10
Service 8/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8/10