Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago

Oh! The desserts of Luce!

I’d give up desserts, but I’m no quitter. I’m a dessert addict, consequently I’m always seeking the best desserts.

It’s been more than 2 years since I first set foot in Luce at the Hilton Trinidad and I keep going back again and again. “Why?” you may ask. Well the answer to that is simple, the desserts! Sure, this restaurant checks off the other things like great food, ambiance, excellent service and even spectacular views of the Queen’s Park Savannah; but, when it comes to my sweet tooth they’ve got something no matter the craving. There’s a wide variety for the chocolate lover, the cheesecake buff, the fruity fiend and the ice cream enthusiast.

It was a difficult task to choose but these are my top picks so far from the desserts of Luce.

Blood Orange Mascarpone

A sponge cake base, topped with blood orange mascarpone mousse. My previous experiences with desserts that boasted of an orange flavour have been more often than not, disappointing; but for me, this Blood Orange Mascarpone lives up to its name. There’s a very bold orange flavour and if you’re like me, your sweet tooth says, “Order another!”


Chocolate Pyramid

Love chocolate and hazelnut combos? Well, this pyramid shaped dessert is a definite delight. It’s a chocolate mousse with a crunchy chocolate and hazelnut centre, all set on a chocolate cake base. Seriously, what’s not to love?


Chocolate Cake

A triple layered chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate filling topped with chocolate shavings served with chocolate sauce. This dessert is full of one thing and that’s decadent chocolate. This slice is large enough to share but it’s perfectly acceptable to indulge and be selfish with this cake. #truestory


Black and white Chocolate Soufflé

Delightful chocolate cake with a rich white chocolate centre. Stick your spoon in and watch the creamy white chocolate come oozing out. This yin yang chocolate dessert is nothing short of heavenly.

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Carrot Cake

“Ehh, what’s up Doc?” I’ll confess as a child Bugs Bunny was the reason that I willingly ate carrots. Years later, carrots remain my favourite vegetable, having them in a cake is even better! Luce serves a moist and perfectly spiced carrot cake with a rich cream cheese frosting. Yummy!


La Bomba

A serving of vanilla and chocolate gelato separated by a layer of sliced almonds all of which are covered in a chocolate shell. It is an excellent choice, though this one is not a personal favourite, only because I really dislike almonds. The gelato and the chocolate are so good that it certainly sways me to overlook the almonds. Sometimes I’ll ask a friend to order it and I’ll steal a couple bites that hasn’t touched the almonds.

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The Mission

Desserts are priced at TTD$70 (approximately USD$12). The dessert menu has evolved a bit over time but, I’m on a critical mission to try them all.

Current mission status: 4 desserts pending, Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cheesecake, Chocolate Fondant, Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake. There’s also a Fruitcake which is a new and part of the Christmas menu. I’ll report back soon with updates on the mission.

Have you tried the desserts of Luce? What’s your favourite dessert? I’d love to hear from you!


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40 thoughts on “Oh! The desserts of Luce!

  1. WOW! Those cakes looks delicious, You are making me crave it lol. I don’t often eat cakes but I am willing to eat from that place. I liked how you explained every cake in details.

  2. WOW! Those cakes looks delicious, You are making me crave it lol. I don’t often eat cakes but I am willing to eat from that place. I liked how you explained every cake in details.

  3. Wow, these look great. I am living in Thailand at the moment and such nice desserts are not sold here, at least not where I live. I wish to visit Luce in Trinidad sometime, as I love sweet desserts.
    I’m from Switzerland and we are proud of our sweets too:)

  4. Carrot cake with german chocolate icing!? Sign me up…that looks delicious and now I have a great idea where to eat on my vacation. But don’t tell…I may need or order two desserts 🙂

  5. Your blog is making me crave desserts something fierce. Especially the cakes. Looks great. Now it seems that I must put the Luce in Trinidad as a definite destination for the near future. If not to stay, at least to dine. Thanks for sharing this delectable information.

  6. These look quite delicious. My mouth is salivating over them. I think that I will have to make one of these myself. That brings me to my question. Do you know the recipe for La Bomba? It is my favorite out of all of them and would love to know how to make it.

    Thank you in advance and I hope you have a great day!

  7. These deserts are all heavenly Savita. Incredibly tasty. As for my fave I’d go with any of the chocolate dishes but the carrot cake comes in at a close second. Lovely pictures, great post 🙂


  8. Wow delicious and the way you talk about it creates more craving for me. La Bomba looks amazingly delicious, I am not a big fan of sweets but I can’t control in cakes and pastries. Thank you for sharing.

  9. You had me at Chocolate Cake until I saw the La Bomba! Oh my!

    Luce at the Hilton Trinidad huh? All right. Another place to visit on my travel list. And when I am there, I am definitely going to the Luce, and have my chocolate cake. Oh, who am I kidding?? I’ll have the La Bomba too! haha

    Thanks for this very useful and helpful post. Will bookmark your site as I love to travel.

  10. These desserts do look amazing, my favourite has to be the chocolate soufflé with the white chocolate centre.

    If I’m ever visiting Trinidad I will be sure to taste the desserts at Luce. I look forward to the follow up of your mission.

  11. well, I’m officially hungry now. these desserts look AMAZING, and yes, I do love the chocolate hazelnut combo, tough to beat. thanks for sharing, these are going on my bucket list!

  12. Wow what a spread of sweet treats. I like them all but really like that carrot cake. Don’t get me wrong I love chocolate but am growing more partial to something not so sweet. All of them are something I would at least try. The LA Bombs looks like a winner. Makes my mouth water looking at it.

  13. Hi Savita,

    You look like a gal after my heart! I am a cake decorator and I love desserts and cakes – and these featured here are awesome! I was fascinated with the plate decoration – very pretty!

    Don’t you want to visit Zimbabwe Victoria Falls and get an Artist Cake from me? We also have mangoes here – loads of them!!! Lol!

    Lovely, review of the dessert offerings in Luce. Enjoyed the read and look forward to those other additions – the chocolate ganache cheesecake sounds like a winner. Do you choose what your favourite was at the end of the whole review?

    1. Hi! It’s great to hear from you and YESSSS Zimbabwe is on my radar! Mangoes, cakes and travel…. Looks like we will become friends, i will definitely have to sample your chocolate ganache cake! Do keep in touch!
      It’s also really hard to pick which is my fav from that list so far… but i suppose if i had to, the chocolate soufle is the #1 for me.


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