These GIFs of Paul Hollywood Making a Spit-Roasted Kebab Cake Will Blow Your Mind

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.

Spoiler: It's a touch classier than your Friday night döner kebab.

Nibble on This Next

Campfire Cones
Campfire Cones
Now playing...
2:40
Ladd's Chocolate Pie
Rich Chocolate Pie
Now playing...
3:55
No-Bake-Instant-Ice-Cream-Layer-Cake
No-Bake Instant Ice Cream Layer Cake
Now playing...
1:34
No-Bake White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
No-Bake White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
Now playing...
4:41

More Recipes You Might Like

One-Pot Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes and White Beans
One-Pot Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes and White Beans
Time
35
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parmigiano Reggiano
Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parmigiano Reggiano
Time
30
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Greek Chicken Salad with Whole Wheat Pitta and Yoghurt with Apricots
Greek Chicken Salad with Whole Wheat Pitta and Yoghurt with Apricots
Time
20
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy