The Paste Magazine collected the five best pastries in Budapest. According to the portal Budapest has an excellent assortment of pastry shops (in Hungarian: cukrászda), where tourists or locals may try some of the city’s most popular cakes.

Gerbeaud Cukrászda: Áfonyás Máktorta (in English: blueberry poppy cake)

The description of the cake at the website is flawless and needs no addition:

This surprising slice combines blueberries and poppy seeds for a deeply-colored purple cake that’s as delightful to look at as it is to taste. The layers of thick blueberry jam bring a nice tang to this cake, which is topped with powdered sugar and an individual poppy seed and blueberry macaron. While this cake may be less traditional than some of the others on this list, the use of poppy seeds in sweet dishes is a local tradition, and the pairing of the richly-flavored seeds with the sweet-and-sour blueberries is perfect.

You can read further about the other four fantastic and tasty Hungarian cakes at

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