Dessert alert! Try Malagos champorado cheesecake by Max's Corner Bakery

Combine comforting champorado, rich Malagos dark chocolate, and classic cheesecake and you've got Max's Corner Bakery's latest holiday dessert – the indulgent Malagos champorado cheesecake.

A worthy contender joins the ranks of Max's returning Filipino-inspired holiday cake favorites – the delicious bibingka cheesecake and puto bumbong cheesecake – and is a good option for those into more chocolate-y cheesecakes.

Max's Corner Bakery's website

Max's limited edition Malagos Champorado Cheesecake is made of a thick, crumbly chocolate pastry crust and a dense, creamy New York-style classic cheesecake, topped with a creamy and slightly chewy champorado layer that's made with Davao's famous bean-to-bar dark chocolate. The bittersweetness of the chocolate and the tart cheesecake meld well together, and is followed by the familiar, nutty "rice" taste of champorado.

Everything is topped with a white chocolate swirl (almost like condensada) and candied dilis for some crunch. The dessert can get very rich and heavy after a few bites (but there's no umay factor here), so this can easily be shared among four to five people.

Max's Malagos Cheesecake costs P369 for dine-in and takeout orders, while delivery orders cost P424.

Customers can get their cake (and eat it too) from Max's Luzon stores and via delivery from Max's website and hotline number. –

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.