Meet the Baumkuchen; A German cake roasted on a horizontal rotating spit, rather like the giant, meaty contraptions in the kebab shops we frequent on a Saturday night. Although the machines used to make the döner kebab and Baumkuchen look similar, they couldn’t be further apart in what they produce.
Baumkuchen is made by evenly brushing thin layers of batter onto a long spit, as it slowly rotates over a heat source. As it rotates, the batter bakes and becomes a beautiful golden colour, ready for more batter to be added on top. The process is repeated a number of times until the Baumkuchen reaches the desired size.