Food & Travel

The Sweet Edition: Famous Desserts From Across The Globe

By Simran Verma

April 2, 2024

Eat like a local during your trips. This story is dedicated to all the sweet tooths out there who love travelling.  In no particular order, this a roundup of our most favourite desserts from across the globe. 

Eszterhazy Torta


Ingredients: almond meringue, chocolate buttercream, chocolate and vanilla fondant. A melting texture and rich sweetness make this old-fashioned cake a favourite in Budapest.


Cardamom Buns


Ingredients: Crushed cardamom, yeasted dough, all rolled up with a sweet layer of sugar and spice. These are best enjoyed as a part of fika, the coffee break that comes twice daily in most Swedish workplaces.


Cornes de Gazelle


Ingredients: a thin layer of dough, ground almonds scented with orange blossom water.  Their most visually elaborate versions come from the Moroccan port city of Tetouan, where bakers use intricate moulds to create patterns in the dough before baking this signature dessert. Trust this to be a part of all Moroccan celebratory occasions. 




Ingredients: cream cheese, candy citrus extracts Crispy outside, creamy cheese Inside, with origins at the wild Carnival celebrations at Palermo, the traditional cannolo is filled with silky-smooth ricotta cheese made from sheep’s milk.


Black Forest Cake


Ingredients: Cherry syrup spiked with kirschwasser (a sour cherry brandy) then stacked atop a thin, chocolate base, whipped cream, shaved chocolate and fresh cherries. A frothy dream dessert that’s the star of pastries around Germany, where it’s known as a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte.




Ingredients: Ground nuts tucked in layers of honeyed syrup. With a simple list of ingredients and endless variations, this syrupy confection easily ranks among the world’s most tempting treats.




Ingredients: Strudel dough, sweet apple filling, buttery fried breadcrumbs, raisins and walnuts.  The real thing is stretched, and not rolled into an improbably thin sheet that should be transparent enough to read a newspaper through.


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