World’s most expensive desserts

Save some room for dessert; we’re dishing up the world’s most expensive sweet creations. From cakes laden with platinum to chocolate infused with edible gold, these sweet treats are rich in more ways than one.

1.Strawberry Arnaud at Arnaud’s
At $US1.4 million a pop, you’d want the Strawberry Arnaud to taste pretty damn good. The signature dessert at Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans, this sweet treat is a patented compilation of vanilla ice-cream and fresh strawberries soaked in a port–red wine sauce. The “icing on the cake” is whipped cream, mint and a five-karat pink diamond ring. La de da.

2. Platinum Cake by Nobue Ikara
Now for something a little more “affordable”: the Platinum Cake by Japanese pastry chef, Nobue Ikara. Coming in at around $US140,000, it seems like a bargain compared to the Strawberry Arnaud. Designed as a tribute to beautiful women, the cake is draped in platinum necklaces and foils (some of which are edible).

3. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate at Serendipity 3
No, it’s not a typo; this dessert by America’s Serendipity 3 restaurant has three ‘r’s. It also has a hefty price tag at $US25,000. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is a blend of 28 cocoas – 14 of which are the most expensive and exotic in the world. If that’s not enough to make you balk, it’s infused with five grams of edible gold and has a gold bracelet with diamonds at the base. Even more, the dessert is eaten with a gold spoon that’s pimped out with white and chocolate diamonds (which is yours to keep).

4. The Stilt Fisherman Indulgence at The Fortress
Perhaps the weirdest-named dessert on the list belongs to The Fortress, a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka. The creation is available on request if you have a spare $US14,500 lying around. So, what exactly do you get for your money? The Stilt Fisherman Indulgence consists of Italian Cassata with golf leaf and Irish cream, mango and pomegranate compote, and a champagne-based sabayon. But the wow factor comes in the shape of a miniature chocolate carving of a fisherman. Underneath the fisherman is an 80-carat aquamarine stone which is yours to keep.

5. Macaroons Haute Couture by Pierre Herme
Parisian pastry chef, Pierre Herme is an artist when it comes to sweets of all shapes and sizes, but he is most famous for his macaroons. With flavours like white truffle hazelnut and apricot and pistachio, you can understand why people flock from all over the globe to buy them. Pierre makes personalised meringue puffs (Macaroons Haute Couture) for clients hankering for something unique. For around $US7,000 a kilo, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that macaroons only weigh a few grams!

6. The White Truffle
One of the most expensive and refined truffles in the world is the white truffle or Alba truffle coming from the Piedmont region in northern Italy. Up until now, sows were used to find the truffles since they produce a scent that mimics a male pig sex hormone. They were replaced with dogs since the sows usually ate the truffles when they found them. The most expensive truffle ever to be sold was a specimen weighing 1.5kg. Macau casino owner, Stanley Ho paid $US330,000 for the big one. Ouch.

65 Comments for "World’s most expensive desserts"

Max says on August 26th, 2008 at 9:31 pm:

Love the list, but white truffles are not a dessert item. I suppose a dessert could be made using them, but they tend to be a savory ingredient. They would quite overpowering in a sweet recipe.

mimi says on August 27th, 2008 at 3:57 am:

where’s the picture of the platinum cake?

maxy says on August 28th, 2008 at 9:34 am:

@mimi – here it is

DJ says on August 28th, 2008 at 4:41 pm:

Noka Chocolates are a fraud, it’s repackaged chocolate at a 4,444% mark up, and needs to be removed from this list as it doesn’t deserve any advertising.

Jay says on August 28th, 2008 at 5:06 pm:

As Max already said, white truffles are not the same things that are called truffles when you talk about desserts. I have seen a recipe where dark truffles are used in a, well, chocolate truffle, and it’s supposed to be amazing. However, on its own, the truffle that you dig out of the ground is not a dessert.

Anna says on September 3rd, 2008 at 5:08 am:

I just happened to come across this page for a school project/assessment..
& Here’s my reaction…
*drool* *nosebleed* *faint* *squeeeeel*
Oh come on you guys, lighten up. I bet all those taste amazing… & from the price.. I think all would agree. =)
13 year old girl..

monkey says on September 29th, 2008 at 1:28 am:

Why the heck would you want to pay that much money for a dessert. probably end up taking 3 bites and ur done. wtf. Needs to come with at least a warranty. what if it tasted like s&!t. lol

Person says on October 1st, 2008 at 2:48 am:


DJ says on October 8th, 2008 at 11:26 pm:

They all look great and like anna said it should be good considering the price

rich person says on November 5th, 2008 at 10:36 am:

I’ve tasted the chocopologie already! It tastes very good. :D

Not Rich Person says on December 3rd, 2008 at 2:16 am:

Well sorry then Mr Rich Person that we aren’t all as rich as you are

Danielle says on March 18th, 2009 at 10:42 pm:

Rich person: want to buy a poor, college girl a chocopologie ;-) ? I think I deserve it!

non rich guy says on December 23rd, 2009 at 10:52 pm:

those prices are crazy!!!!

mazy says on January 18th, 2010 at 12:26 pm:

I need your recipe for my project on desserts because it look so fabulous and yummy!!…

Kim says on January 18th, 2010 at 7:24 pm:

I understand chefs want to make their desserts beautiful, but at prices like that, people would probably take 5 bites of it, then it would end up in their stomach. They need to just leave those desserts to “celebrities” and not show us this…seriously, what’s the point?

NASA space division says on March 15th, 2010 at 4:47 pm:

ya nokas are cheap i get em all the time…NO difference what so ever to regular just its 1 grand u have to spend because its packaged nice? i stopped getting em after i tasted the good choclate (the choclate crunch is the best) ty for the fraud

NASA space division says on March 15th, 2010 at 4:48 pm:


know your chocolates, by chocolate snob. says on April 10th, 2010 at 1:35 am:

you guys need to learn where good stuff is – Truffle Junkies Chocolates (AA,MI, i think) make amazing truffles at practicly give away prices, not to mention that they are the only company in the US (if not in the world) that still makes fruffles. These are realy hard to come by yet sold just under $5 a piece. They should charge $5K a fruffle from “rich person” though, it is that good. Love their bars, love all of their products that anyone can afford.

Anonymous says on May 19th, 2010 at 11:41 pm: that is how you poop out gold. LOL =D

Mr Dogbolter says on June 29th, 2010 at 12:03 am:

I’m going to sell my house and buy that Platinum Cake and maybe try to live in it, get cable TV and a phone line put in.

ugg australia uk says on July 9th, 2010 at 1:51 pm:

that is a nice article of ten most expensive dessert.

Sean says on July 11th, 2010 at 5:07 pm:

MMMMMMMMMMMMM !!!!the srilankan fisherman thingy kinda odd.but i guess its gotta hav a great taste

agree with choco snob says on July 11th, 2010 at 8:30 pm:

ive just recently tried one of TruffleJunkies chocolate bars for first time – truly outstanding. amazing truffles – worth every bite.

kathine says on September 13th, 2010 at 10:52 am:


its a vey nice sharing thank you

Stefano says on October 17th, 2010 at 12:07 am:

Over priced exaggerated, and i ate better desserts .
If i want to buy a stone or White truffles ,i can have my cake and eat it too at a better price.
Well when you don’t know what to do with your money i guess that’s cool

Lidsey says on February 24th, 2011 at 3:40 am:

These desserts are beautiful, but are too expensive for my taste! With the new trend in cupcake decadence you need to look out for Guilty Pleasures Pastries !! Beautiful


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