Oct 14, 2010

Wheat Baumkuchen

6th Sep 2010

Baumkuchen is known as the "King of Cakes", a kind of layered butter cake, very popular in Japan and Germany. The rings symbolise longevity and prosperity. Japaneses love to buy it as gift for all occasion. This cake is quite similar to Kueh lapis, very time consuming to bake it but it can never be done at home as it need to be baked on a rotisserie oven. I tried this cake before in Japan and I like it very much so was rather happy that it was brought into Singapore too. Before, I know you can only find Baumkuchen at Pâtisserie Glacé but now is also available at Wheat Baumkuchen located in Toa Payoh.

Wheat Baumkuchen is a newly opened bakery cafe specialise in mini baumkuchen. Available in 10 different flavours. I happened to pass by the shop on Sunday so bought 2 pieces home to try. The cafe is rather cosy, a great place to have a light bite or afternoon tea. The arrays of Baumkuchens in the showcase look very appealing and from far I thought was some kind of giant donuts...lol! However taste wise was rather disappointing, a bit too sweet and dry for my liking. I wish it was more moist and buttery like the one from Japan.








I prefer the Oreo cheese as the cream complimented the cake pretty well where the green tea was a tad too dry and sweet.





Wheat Baumkuchen Pastry Bar
Blk 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
#01-530 (HDB Hub behind Watsons)
Singapore 310190
Tel: 6356 5529
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm daily (close on public holidays)


My first encounter with Baumkuchen was last year during my trip to Japan. I bought a box of green tea Baumkuchen from Kyoto. This was really yummy, very moist and buttery. (ya I still have a whole lots of updates to do on my Japan trip Yr 09 which I only updated till the first 2 days of the trip. Will try to post it up soon)

9 comments :

DG said...

I read about this at soshiok.com, however, have not got chance to try yet. Is the taste like kueh lapis?

Wen said...

Hi DG,

Not really. Is lighter and not so rich.

Cooking Gallery said...

The cake looks sooo pretty...!

mr. pineapple man said...

yummy! loving ur delicious blog!

Wen said...

Hi CG,

Thanks for dropping by. You have a lovely blog! All the food pictures look so yummy!

Wen said...

Hi mr pineapple man,

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks like kuih lapis, the cakes are so pretty.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I remember seeing a ridiculously long queue at Daimaru Tokyo's basement for this cake. They have an oven fitted with a special axle to make this.... The one you've bought here looks good!

Wen said...

Hi Jess, yes very similar to kueh lapis but lighter in taste.

Hi Shirley, the one at Tokyo's definitely taste better... Here's looked good but taste wise was so so only.

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