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10 Hungarian Desserts You Need To Try At Least Once

Dobos Torte: A layered sponge cake with chocolate buttercream and caramel on top, named after its creator, József C. Dobos.

Rakott Palacsinta: Also known as "Hungarian Pancake Cake," this dessert consists of layers of thin pancakes filled with sweet cottage cheese and raisins, then baked.

Somlói Galuska: A trifle-like dessert made with three different types of sponge cake, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and rum-infused whipped cream.

Rétes: Hungarian strudel filled with various ingredients such as apple, cherry, poppy seed, or cheese, wrapped in a thin pastry and baked until crispy.

Túrós Csusza: A savory-sweet dish made with Hungarian egg noodles (csusza), cottage cheese (túró), sour cream, and crispy bacon.

Kürtőskalács: Also known as chimney cake, this sweet, spiral-shaped pastry is coated in sugar and often filled with flavors like cinnamon or nuts.

Zserbó: A layered walnut and apricot jam-filled cake topped with chocolate glaze, popular during holidays and special occasions.

Mákos Guba: A bread pudding-like dessert made with sliced brioche or sweet rolls, poppy seed, sugar, and milk, baked until golden and crispy.

Meggyes Rétes: A variation of rétes filled with sour cherries, sugar, and cinnamon, often served with a dollop of whipped cream.

Flódni: A traditional Jewish-Hungarian dessert made with layers of poppy seed, walnut, apple, and plum jam, encased in a flaky pastry.