If you’re a foodie and money is no object, there are plenty of decadent desserts out there for the trying. With prices ranging from thousands to several million, you can enjoy everything from a chocolate cake encrusted in diamonds to a white cake wrapped in platinum necklaces and pendants. In addition to a tasty treat, the most expensive desserts in the world will give you enough jewelry to support a small country.
Here are the top 20 most expensive desserts, get to #1 and see the most expensive of them all! How much do you think it will be???
20.) The Royal Wedding Cake
Location: London, England
When we think of desserts, what comes to mind is a delicious, vanilla-frosting cake.
Visually, it gets the most attention at any reception, but by the time the guests finish their 3-course meal, there isn’t room for cake. And so, most of it winds up in the trash.
19.) Noka Chocolate, Vintage Collection
Cost: $854 per pound
Location: Noka Chocolate, Plano, Texas
The chocolate that is sold by this company is well known for being delicious and one of the finest made in the entire world. Noka uses all different types of cocoa from places such as Ecuador, Venezuela, Cote d’Ivoire, and Trinidad.
The chocolates that are provided in the Vintage Collection are all of the dark variety, each of them made with at least 75% cocoa.
18.) 24-Carat Popsicle
Location: The Marquis Los Cabos Resort, Mexico
It’s a 24-carat Popsicle, the new and improved ice cream. Under the scorching sun, the mere idea of eating a full sundae or heavy pudding is too much to handle.
This Popsicle is the perfect way to stay cool, keep that bikini body in check, and still get a buzz on. This $1,000 treat is filled with gold flakes and local tequila that goes for $1,500 a bottle.
17.) The Brownie Extraordinaire
Location: Brule, Atlantic City, New Jersey
It’s made out of dark chocolate that is then covered with Italian hazelnuts and served with a scoop of ice cream. Along with the sweet dessert, customers are also given a very rare and highly expensive port wine, Quinta do Novel Nicional, from Portugal.
The wine is poured and served in a St. Louis Crystal atomizer. Although a brownie may not seem like a very lavish dessert, adding the rare glass of wine most definitely spices things up.
16.) Golden Opulence Sundae
Location: Serendipity 3, New York
The sundae was created in order to celebrate Serendipity’s 50th Anniversary- otherwise known as the golden anniversary. The restaurant says that they only sell about one of these sundaes a month, but any sale is better than none, right?
Known as the world’s most expensive sundae, the Golden Opulence is made with 5 scoops of Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream mixed with Madagascar vanilla and Venezuelan Chuao chocolate and topped off with a leaf covered in 23K edible gold. There are also other ingredients, including gold dragees, Paris candied fruits, marzipan cherries, and truffles.
15.) Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans
Location: United States
Jelly Bean inventor and candy mogul David Klein created a new line of luxury, “exotic” jelly beans. It was inspired by the creative geniuses José Andrés and Ferran Adrià.
The most expensive of the definitely too-pricey-for-Easter candies are the 24-carat gold leaf beans, which come in a crystal jar.
14.) Sultan’s Golden Cake
Location: Ciragan Palace Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.
This cake includes an infusion of rare French Polynesian vanilla, a topping of caramelized black truffles, and a coating of 24-karat edible gold flakes.
Want to try it? You need to give the kitchen staff 72 hours notice to prepare the dessert.
13.) The Golden Phoenix Cupcake
Location: Bloomsbury’s Cupcakes, Dubai, India
The chocolate cupcake, made with Amedei Porcelana chocolate and Ugandan vanilla beans. Also, it comes topped with chocolate frosting and edible gold dust.
You also get a couple chocolate covered strawberries and a golden spoon.
12.) The Victoria Sundae
Location: Pavillion, Chicago, IL
Another restaurant that offers a $1,000 sundae? The Langham Chicago’s Pavillion lounge and tea room, which recently debuted the Victoria Sundae. The Langham’s entrance into the world of the most expensive desserts incorporates vanilla and chocolate ice cream.
The sundae also features caramelized peanuts, 24-karat gold dust, dark chocolate croquet, Louis XIII de Rémy Martin, hot fudge, salted caramel, butterscotch, and whipped cream. Plus, it has 24-karat gold leaf and a chocolate crown.
11.) Krispy Kreme’s Luxe Doughnut
Location: Luxe Doughnut, United Kingdom
For this price you could buy 2,000 Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The doughnut is made with Dom Perignon 2002 champagne jelly, white chocolate flowers dusted with gold, edible diamonds, and 24-carat gold leaf and a cocktail on the side.
Need further justification of the price tag? Some of the proceeds go towards charity.
10.) Chocopologie by Knipschildt
Cost: $250/truffle; $2,600/lb
Location: Knipschildt, Norwalk, CT
Their is a fancy chocolate that are truffles. It is a French black truffle hidden inside and are made with a ganache of 70% Valrhona cacao blended with truffle oil.
However, the truffle is hand-rolled before being dusted with cocoa powder and sold in a very fancy-looking box.
9.) Macaron Haute Couture
Location: Pierre Hermé’s Kitchen, Paris, France
At least that means you don’t have to settle for one specific set of flavors on the menu. Hermé turns his kitchen “into a culinary atelier.” There, he’ll help you choose the key ingredients for your own, one-of-a-kind cookie recipe.
You can even have the macaron monogrammed or embellished with your family’s coat of arms.
8.) The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
Location: Fortress Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka
Traditionally, cassata is a sponge cake sweetened with fruit juices and layered with ricotta. But in the hotel’s case, its dessert gets flavored with Irish cream that’s been infused with fruit.
The dessert includes a mango and pomegranate compote, plus Dom Perignon champagne sabayon. It also features a chocolate carving in the shape of a stilt fisherman. And you can’t forget about the 80-carat aquamarine stone that comes with it, too.
7.) Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Location: Serendipity 3, New York
The New York establishment set a new Guinness World Record with the $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. The extravagant dessert uses cocoas and milk frozen to a slushy-like consistency.
Five grams of 24-carat gold mix in. Then, whipped cream, more gold, and a La Madeline au Truffe top the dessert. Furthermore, the goblet features gold and diamonds. And it also comes with a golden spoon.
6.) Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Chocolate Pudding
Location: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, England
Another chocolatey indulgence for dessert lovers with tens of thousands of dollars to spare? One of the most expensive desserts in the world, this pudding features a variety of different flavors of chocolate.
And it also includes gold, champagne caviar, and a two-carat diamond. Plus, the pudding is modeled after a Faberge egg, layered with champagne jelly and biscuit, and glazed with edible gold.
5.) Three Twins Mount Kilimanjaro Sundae
Location: Three Twins Ice Cream, Larkspur, CA
Global warming is melting away the glacial ice of the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It’s estimated the ice fields along the mountain’s peak will be completely gone within the next 10 to 15 years. To raise awareness about climate change and its effect on the mountain, the founder of Three Twins Ice Cream, Neal Gottlieb, created the Mount Kilimanjaro sundae.
The ice cream is hand churned, using glacial ice from the mountain. Priced at $60,000 for one serving and $85,000 for two, money from each purchase is used to make a five-figure donation to an African environmental non-profit organization and includes first class airfare to Tanzania, 5-star accommodations, guided tour and souvenir T-shirt.
4.) Platinum Cake
To celebrate both the beauty of actresses Rinko Ki Kuchi and Chei Kumazawa and encourage women to wear platinum, Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara created the Platinum Cake.
Also, the baker wrapped the cake in platinum necklaces, chains, pendants and edible foils.
3.) Strawberries Arnaud
Cost: $1.4 Million
Location: Arnaud, New Orleans, LA
Created by New Orleans’ Arnaud Restaurant, this expensive dessert looks like an ordinary bowl of strawberries and cream at first glance. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll notice this dessert is anything but ordinary. Pre-soaked in wine, the strawberries are encrusted in 18 karat rose gold and 79 carats of white diamonds once owned by English financier Sir Ernest Cassel. The dessert is then topped with a 4.71-carat purple pink diamond. Now that’s a dessert too good to eat.
2.) Diamond Christmas Cake
Cost: $1.7 Million
Location: Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
Receiving a fruitcake on Christmas is like catching the flu in winter. The two go hand in hand. However, you may think twice about throwing away Aunt Bee’s fruitcake or re-gifting it to your unsuspecting neighbor this holiday season if it arrives encrusted in diamonds—223 to be exact.
Created by a Japanese pastry chef, the Diamond Christmas Cake is the second most expensive dessert in the world with a price tag of $1.7 million. On Christmas day, the two-layered hexagon-shaped fruitcake encrusted in 170 carats worth of diamonds debuted on the jewelry floor of Tokyo’s Takashimaya department store. Sold in 2005, the cake took six months to design and one month to bake.
1.) Valentine Diamond Chocolate Cake
Cost: $5 million
Location: Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, Japan
One day, a Tokyo-based jeweler wanted to express his love for the continent of Africa. He created a dark chocolate cake molded in its image—literally. If you’re thinking that doesn’t sound special or worthy of a $5 million price tag, you’re right.
However, when the jeweler sprinkled 2,000 diamonds on the lower portion of the cake, the dessert suddenly jumped in price and notoriety.