This post has been a long time coming! I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to put it up. The first time I had ever seen or tasted this cake was in Japan although its origins are German. Baumkuchen which translated means ‘tree cake’ referring to its tree ring like cross-sections which are created by baking many thin layers on top of each other.
The first go making this cake was a bit of an adventure, after some research and discussion with my German colleague who I had convinced to help me. We decided to make the cake using a rotisserie from one of our outdoor grills. We managed to create something that resembled the cake, however it was very tricky. Luckily there is an easier option, the flat Baumkuchen, which can be made using the grill function on a standard oven.