The Marlenka Honey Cake is the product of an old Armenian recipe first made popular in the Czech Republic as far back as the 1700s when the first coffee houses were opened in Prague. Today they are still made without preservatives and are the only cakes in the Czech Republic to be given the stamp of Natural Product status. You can read the whole cake story here.
The company sells more than 100,000 cakes a month in 28 different countries, including the UK, and even delivers cakes to Prague Castle. Alas, Canada does yet seem to be on their list, so I will have to wait a wee bit longer before I can try one. The cake pictured is their classic honey cake but they make other delights, including a cocoa honey cake and glorious looking little things called honey nuggets, which I would love to try.
The photo was taken by Vince during a recent family trip to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft). More than 100,000 people climb Ben Nevis every year, but I would venture that few of them do so with cakes in tow.
Thank you Vince for the amazing photo. I hope you and your family enjoyed your cakes with such a wonderful (and clear day!) view.