One of my favorite memory from Prague is walking on the old cobbled streets with this gorgeous Chimney Cake in my hand and not getting enough of it. I remember exploring the old town of Prague and accidentally coming across this open shop serving something that looked like fancy ice-cream to me. I was intrigued and decided to check it out.
Turns out it is what they call Trdelník ( which means a hollowed out log) or Chimney cake. It belongs to the family of spit cakes. It is made by depositing layers and layers of dough on a cylindrical spit. It is then covered in sugar and baked on an open fire. The sugar caramelizes and forms a nice crispy crush while the inside is still soft and fluffy. The dough tasted like a delicious mix between donuts and churros- both things I absolutely love.
Just like churros, the chimney cakes are rolled into a sugar mix while they’re still hot.
Once the chimney cake is ready, you get to pick your own filling and topping. That is the most exciting part! I decided to go with Nutella and ice-cream. As requested, they generously filled my chimney cake with Nutella and topped it with fresh soft serve ice-cream.
My favorite part about travelling is to taste local and traditional desserts. Prague blew me away with it’s chimney cake. If you’re travelling to Prague any time soon, make sure you get a taste of this incredible street dessert.