Spinning Cake Is Meant To Look Like Tree Bark

Baumkuchen is a popular Japanese cake that’s layered to create bark-looking cake. This variation of spit cake is known as “tree cake,” and originated in Germany. The cake goes through a baking rotation to create 15 to 20 layers. Since its introduction to Japan in WW1 by a German prisoner of war, the cake has become a symbol of prosperity.