A German specialty dubbed the "king of cakes," Baumkuchen is particularly popular at Christmastime. This tall dessert is comprised of many thin cake layers that resembles a tree's growth rings. Baumkuchen translates as "tree (baum) cake (kuchen)." It takes a master baker to make this labor-intensive cake in the traditional way, which is to spoon a sponge cake batter over a revolving oven spit, one layer at a time, browning each layer before adding the next. Today, other pans are sometimes used; one method is to brush a thin layer of batter onto the bottom of the springform pan, bake it for 2 to 3 minutes, then brush on another layer of batter and bake, and so on. Baumkuchen is tradionationally enrobed in a thin chocolate glaze, though vanilla or other flavors may be used.
Courtesy from : Food Lover's Companion Fourth Edition; Barrons, 2007; p. 49
Might wanna check it out one day. Price for small one around 8dollars and medium one around 14dollars-ish. ^^ ahh...food baby
- cant refrigerate once open, once refridgerate, thats it, the cake loses its moisture and won't taste so nice anymore..
Cake makes a good house-warming gift by the way.