Whether you love it or hate it, prinjolata is a traditional Maltese cake that’s part and parcel of every carnival celebration around the island.
Well guess what? Carnival is round the corner baby, so ’tis the season to indulge in this decadent tower topped and filled with all kinds of sugary ingredients.
To be fair, just looking at it gives me a sugar rush, but when in Rome…
In no particular order, here is the definitive list of where you’ll find high quality prinjolata, so you can have you cake and eat it too.
1. Elia Cafe, Ħamrun
Elia’s prijolata has rave reviews both online and offline.
2. Manouche, St Julian’s
You wouldn’t expect anything less than expertly-crafted prinjolata from the pros at Manouche!
3. Cafe Santa Lucia, Attard
4. Busy Bee, Ta’ Xbiex
Busy Bee promise their prinjolata have no added artificial flavourings and preservatives!
5. Maypole, Qormi
Get yours quick because they sell like… hot cakes.
6. Mario’s Gourmet, Mosta
Homemade and rich!
7. Cafe Cordina, Valletta
Their towering prinjolata has a secret blend of ingredients.
8. Valentine’s Treats
They even have a chocolate version along with the traditional one!
Bonus: Shakes ‘n Bakes, San Ġwann
Prinjolata in a milksake? Why the hell not?!