Hungary’s traditional cake and the country’s Sugar-free cake of 2021 are finally revealed.
Hungary’s most delicious cake is chosen every year to celebrate the country’s symbolic birthday, the Foundation of the Hungarian State, on August 20. This year, the competition celebrates a jubilee, its 15th edition, writes 24.hu.
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The Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers looks for the best among the best. For those
cakes that are popular among Hungarians, complemented with fresh, natural, and healthy fruits, and excellent quality ingredients.
the title of Hungary’s cake goes to Budapest confectioner Sándor Fodor from Habcsók Confectionery.
Although his creation is called “Sunflower”, inspired by the sunflower fields blooming in summer, his cake is a real delicacy for all seasons. The freshness of the pear and the sourness of the honey-infused fresh yoghurt make the perfect dessert in the heat. The decadent taste of the sunflower seeds and the caramelised chocolate give that cosy feeling we need in winter.
The base is a chocolate-infused, crunchy, toasted sunflower seed layer made without wheat flour. It gives the base to several different layers of creams flavoured with sunflower seeds, chocolate, pear, honey, and finally, Williams pear palinka.
The second place goes to the team of Nándori Confectionery for their cake called “Autumn rise of the day”.
The third on the podium is Pál Lakatos from Levendula és Kert Confectionery from Szigetszentmiklós with his creation called “Szabacsi rubato”.
Since Hungary is hosting the “One With Nature” – World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition this Autumn, the Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers decided to create a subcategory this year, honouring the exhibition. The winner,
Krisztián Füredi from Hisztéria Confectionery of Tápiószecső has the honour to provide the official cake to the event.
His creation “Nimród” is the harmonious cooperation of mixed forest berries, blackcurrant, and chestnut. Since the latter can be combined perfectly with liqueurs, the confectioner added a secret ingredient: the iconic drink of hunters St. Hubertus is involved in the recipe.
Krisztián Füredi not only provides the official cake of the exhibition but gives Hungary’s Sugar-free cake of 2021.
This category is the cooperation of the Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers and the Egy Csepp Figyelem Foundation.
The “Rose of Beszterce” is an elegant cake dominated by apricots and prepared with no added sugars. The refreshing but sweet fruit is present in several layers, from the jelly through the mousse to the sponge-cake base. The clever pairing of apricots with walnuts and dark chocolate gives a taste of traditional Hungarian desserts.
All cakes can be tasted from August 20 in the Várkert Bazár of the Buda Castle on the street of Hungarian Flavours.
And, of course, in hundreds of confectioneries around the country.