I tried more wonderful items from Chicago’s Hmart downtown: the Milk Baum (ミルクバウム) & Matcha Baum (抹茶バウム) by Club Makihara.
Read my following review on the Milk Baum! Click on this link to read my review on the Matcha Baum!
In Japan they’re called baumkuchen (バームクーヘン) but the place of origin is actually Germany (though many still debate this). It’s similar to a log cake except the layers are thinner, the cake resembles a tree stomp instead of a log.
I was filled with excitement at the thought of unrolling it. I’m not sure why I thought this; for those who are curious, no, it didn’t unroll as smoothly as I thought it would.
The Milk Baum wasn’t too sweet. It tasted like milk which is good. Sometimes when you buy milk flavored pastries, it really just tastes like vanilla but this actually had a hint of milk. It was moist and went well with milk (any milk is fine, I personally had it with almond milk).
This cake was very light and soft. The layers make it easy to break apart; I think that’s one reason why the cake is moist.
Would I buy this again? Yes!
I really enjoyed this cake. It makes a really nice light snack with a drink. Maybe next time I’ll try it with warm coffee.