I found this yummy Matcha Baum Cake (抹茶バウム) in downtown Chicago’s Hmart along with the Milk Baum Cake (ミルクバウム) by Club Makihara.
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 and the cake resembles a tree stomp instead of a log.
The cake looks like it’s more moist than other cakes because of the thin layers.
It tasted like matcha flavored pound cake. It reminded me of matcha mochi but with a buttery taste. This matcha isn’t bitter; it’s sweet. I ate this with an iced matcha latte with very little sugar so the bitterness of the latte blended well with the sweet and buttery taste of the cake.
This cake was soft and fluffy. It felt very light as I ate it.
nutrition facts & ingredients
As you can see, there is a lot of sugar in this cake; 20 grams! And they used some artificial flavor, although I don’t know what flavor since it doesn’t specify, you can see the flavor isn’t mostly matcha/green tea.
Would I buy this again? Yes!
Between the milk baum cake and this matcha baum cake, the matcha one is my favorite! Σ>―(〃°ω°〃)♡→ Though I like my matcha less sweet and more bitter, I really enjoyed eating this cake. It made a satisfying snack!