Guess the dessert!


Guess the dessert?

Can you guess what dessert this is? Here are some clues…

1. The hero of this dessert is the buttercream icing.
2. Its name is composed of two words.
3. The first word is French for “without.”
4. It’s a layered dessert.
5. If the nuts suck even if the butter filling is oustanding, sorry, but your dessert gets an F.
6. Speaking of nuts, cashews and almonds are good for this. Pistachios are much better.
7. This dessert is both chewy and crunchy.
8. Best eaten slightly chilled — the butter should melt lazily in your tongue for maximum flavor.
9. There are meringues in there.
10. You can prepare this as is or put in fruits, like mangoes. It’s not obvious in the picture, but this dessert has jackfruit in it.
11. The second word of this dessert’s name is synonymous to “enemy.” Oh yes, this dessert is without enemy that is for sure. Unless you count calories!
12. As with all desserts, for this one, you get what you pay for. Meaning the more expensive it is, the more exquisite it will taste.
13. To the locals, I have fond memories of Burger Machine’s version of this.

Can you tell what it is now? No peeking at the other comments! πŸ˜‰

Notes: This is my 5th contribution to Thursday Thirteen! Technorati tag right here.

32 Comments on Guess the dessert!

  1. bluey
    January 3, 2008 at 10:00 am (16 years ago)

    Sans Rival!


  2. sha
    January 3, 2008 at 10:00 am (16 years ago)

    sans rival…..wicked photo we are now on new resolution of losing weight hahaha

    Oh I didn’t eat much. πŸ˜€

  3. Tina
    January 3, 2008 at 10:08 am (16 years ago)

    Sans rival! The Burger Machine part got to me. :) I miss BM’s Sans rival (and their burgers heh).

    I think their BM tastes different now :(

  4. Jenny McB
    January 3, 2008 at 10:29 am (16 years ago)

    Oh man, ditto on the diet comment. I have never heard of this, but have never met a “nut” that I didn’t like!
    Looks and sounds delicious. So like, how many WW pts you think? 15 or 20? LOL
    Happy New Year!

    Too many points to count. *L* Happy new year!

  5. SandyCarlson
    January 3, 2008 at 10:37 am (16 years ago)

    Oh, just tell me where I can get a couple of pounds of WHATEVER it is all for myself!

    Haha! Lots of recipes online. If you’re a baker, do try preparing one for yourself. You’ll love it!

  6. Melanie
    January 3, 2008 at 10:56 am (16 years ago)

    Sans Rival …I want a!

    Here’s one. *hands you a virtual piece* πŸ˜€

  7. Melanie
    January 3, 2008 at 10:57 am (16 years ago)

    Beautiful! I want a piece. Very creative list!

    hi melanie, thank you!

  8. armywife
    January 3, 2008 at 12:21 pm (16 years ago)

    even after i cheated and read the comments, i’m still not sure what that is. guess i’ve just never tried sans rival. might have to find some

    happy TT

    There are lots of recipes online for sans rival. πŸ˜‰

  9. dyanie
    January 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm (16 years ago)

    uh oh! i love BM sans rival when i was a kid! at nung kapitbahay pa namin ang BM! hehehe! πŸ˜‰

    Iba na sansrival ng BM ngayon eh, sayang!

  10. Nicholas
    January 3, 2008 at 12:39 pm (16 years ago)

    No ideas what it’s called but it sounds delicious!

    Trust me, it is!

  11. shesawriter
    January 3, 2008 at 12:57 pm (16 years ago)

    Now you’ve gone and done it. I’m hungry again! That looks soooooooooooo good!

    <a href=”” rel=”nofollow”>My Irrationalities: Thursday Thirteen #6</a>

    Thanks for your TT link!

  12. pinayhekmi
    January 3, 2008 at 1:28 pm (16 years ago)

    I knew it right away because I just had some over the holidays….DEEEEElicious@!

    Weee! I want more!

  13. pinayhekmi
    January 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm (16 years ago)

    oh its sans rival….heheh

  14. Em Dy
    January 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm (16 years ago)

    Sans Rival. This one really looks good.

    Super! The buttercream was not too rich, just right.

  15. Damozel
    January 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm (16 years ago)

    I never heard of it or tasted it, but the word “buttercream” always makes my mouth water. Wow, it looks DELICIOUS.

    hi damozel! it is DIVINE!

  16. Jen
    January 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm (16 years ago)


    I haven’t clicked to read more… I’m guessing this is sansrival.

  17. Jen
    January 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm (16 years ago)

    Oh yeah… I was right! LOL.

    I love sansrival!

    congratulations. πŸ˜€

  18. Cookie
    January 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm (16 years ago)

    everyone got the correct answer na so I’ll just ask…where did you get this? mukhang masarap!!

  19. Toni
    January 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm (16 years ago)

    Got this dessert from M Cafe!!!!!

  20. dyosa
    January 3, 2008 at 6:48 pm (16 years ago)

    i love sans rival! the photo is making me crave for one- the nuts, the cream, the sugary sweetness.

    yummy. heavenly ‘no? fattening but yet, that’s a little price one has to pay for a little taste of this delight!

  21. mari
    January 3, 2008 at 11:39 pm (16 years ago)

    sans rival! forget about the calories, i want one!

    game! next blogging berks meet-up, we need to share one! or have one each?

  22. marcia v
    January 4, 2008 at 6:13 am (16 years ago)

    never heard of it but i would love to meet it and really soon

    Oh I hope you do indeed! πŸ˜€

  23. lady cess
    January 4, 2008 at 8:12 am (16 years ago)

    my first sansrival was from burger machine. pero parang iba na ang lasa at consistency nya ngayon.

    iba na nga ‘no? sigh, i miss their good ol’ sans rival.

  24. Jeanny
    January 4, 2008 at 10:53 am (16 years ago)

    Sarap ng sanrival kaso cant eat…mu braces wont allow me too :(
    at nakakataba, hehehhe

    UY thanks pla sa text for hubby :)

    πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome!

  25. jeff
    January 4, 2008 at 11:46 am (16 years ago)

    sanrival… my dad love this dessert kaso lang its too rich with all the butter// i describe sanrival as a gigantic Silvanas:)

    Silvanas!!! Yummy.

  26. mamajo
    January 4, 2008 at 3:25 pm (16 years ago)

    my absolute favorite…and I miss it!

    Awww. You can make it! It’s complicated though. That’s why I’ve never attempted this!

  27. barbara
    January 7, 2008 at 4:54 pm (16 years ago)


    one of my favourite Filipino desserts other than leche flan :)

    I wish we had some here in oz. I fear making them too – looks like it’s too much hard work.
    I remember the Goldilocks Sansrival!

    hmmm yum!

    –Miss B :)

    Yes they eem like a pain to make but the outcome, well, ooh la la!

  28. fionixe
    January 8, 2008 at 1:38 am (16 years ago)

    woot! ^_^ it’s Sans Rival ~ πŸ˜€ so, literally it’s like Without Enemy ?

    hehe ~

    Yes! Literally. Walang katulad. πŸ˜€

  29. caryn
    January 9, 2008 at 10:44 am (16 years ago)

    Sans Rival!!! This is my all-time favorite dessert! My lola and I used to make this a lot; I remember it was really hard to make the wafers! hahahah! Pero taym pers, I never knew BM sold this!

    BTW, if ever you’re in Bacolod, try the Sansrival of Bob’s Cakeshop (or bakehouse…di ako sigurado). Winner sya! I was there last Christmas and it really made my day!

  30. cyberpunk
    January 13, 2008 at 11:22 pm (16 years ago)

    i didn’t like sans rival the first time i tried it (as a kid)…but I’m all for giving second chances πŸ˜€

    Go to M Cafe and give their jackfruit sans rival that chance. πŸ˜‰

  31. Mirja Faisal
    December 9, 2022 at 8:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey the dessert look very delicious. May be the name is sans rival. Sans rival is a Filipino dessert cake made of layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews. Its name means “unrivaled” in French. The cake may be decorated, left plain or garnished with pistachios. Are you looking for delicious cakes and pastries. Please go through below link. You will love it –


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