Sweet treats: Cake classics of Hungary
Dobos cake, Rigó Jancsi, Esterházy cake… just some of the sweet classics of Hungarian cuisine and compulsory elements of a visit to any of the Hungarian confectioneries. From a romantic love story to 19th century innovation, they all have a story, and are much more than food: they are telling stories and are a piece of history themselves.
Your trip to Budapest is not complete without visiting one or more great cafés or confectioneries of the city, but great representatives of the genre can be found in the countryside too. No matter it is one of the well-known iconic ones as New York Café, Gerbeaud, Ruszwurm or Auguszt with century-old traditions, or one of the several new-wave representatives of the genre, you can abound in any of them in delicious pastries.
Some of them are real classics of the Hungarian cuisine, so let’s have a crash course of the most popular Hungarian cakes!