What is a chimney cake?

I know that you probably never heard of chimney cakes so we will try and explain a bit on what they are and why we are so passionate about them.

The origins of the Chimney Cake goes back hundreds of years with the first recording found in a manuscript from Heidelbergnd in 1450. The description mentions a strip of raised dough that has to be wound in a helix shape around a baking spit, and brushed with egg yolk before baking. The first known recipe of Kürtőskalács originates from Transylvania, included in the 1784 cookbook of Countess Mária.