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Chimney Cake!

Sometime last year, a fellow writer Oto Oltvanji recommended chimney cake on his Facebook status. Last Thursday, I managed to try one (two, actually, but more about that later), and I can recommend it too, although I suppose it might create you problems if you’re on a weight-loss mission.

A cinnamon chimney cake on the outside.

You can read what Wikipedia says about the chimney cake here.

Go on and read it, I’ll wait. It’s not long, promise, but it will give you an idea about a delicious cake.

Managed to get back? Are you drooling yet?

In the very small store where they make them and sell them in Belgrade, there are 6 flavors: cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, hazel, almond, and coconut. You get them freshly baked, still hot; they’re packaged in such a way they’re still warm by the time you get home, provided you don’t open them before you’re ready to eat.

Hollow on the inside, like a chimney is supposed to be.

I got 2 of them, for the two of us; one cinnamon, and one chocolate. The chocolate one was so-so, but the cinnamon… Slightly crispy on the outside from all the cinnamon and the caramelized sugar, melt-in-the-mouth soft on the inside. And the cinnamon, oh my! There was so much of it that it made my mouth sting a bit — not that I complain, I love cinnamon, and they were certainly not saving up on it. Yum!

You don’t exactly see that on the pictures, but one chimney cake is big enough for two people to eat, unless you’re really, really hungry. Or like the taste extremely.

Have I mentioned that chimney cake probably wasn’t such a good idea if you were trying to lose some weight?

For a brief moment, the writers mind wondered about putting a chimney cake in a story, about a character eating it, or something.

Then I got back to just enjoying the taste. That’s how good it is. Or overwhelming?

So, if you ever get anywhere near a place where they sell chimney cakes, do try them. You won’t regret it.


A writer, a reader, a dreamer. Dreaming myself into existence.

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