Stove cake is a Hungarian speciality. Master of making and old recipes can be found in lot of towns of Hungary. As known it comes from Transylvanie, it's a celebration cake for transylvanians. They made for weddings, christening and for important guests.
The inventive transylvanian wanted to use the cinder of the wood he used for cooking, and heating.
The pipe of the stove was the reason of the name. The original cake had that pipe-size. The put the live coals on the stove, or in fornt of it, and they reel the cake on a wooden roll. The spinned it around untill the sugar on the top of it melted. The shiny melted sugar gave the charm of the cake. They strewed nuts as a topping.