My Little 6 Layer Baumkuchen Torte

I came across this Baumkuchen/ Schichttorte (Tree Cake) recently. It totally intrigued me. Really, I have never seen anything like it. Anyways, its a layer cake (like 12-14 layers) that is broiled? Yes broiled....layer by layer. I knew I had to try it but was a little nervous. I used a boxed cake mix to make it even easier. You will need two boxes if you want to be fearless and do the 12 layer size :0 It was pretty easy and I just went for it....well the six layer one.
1 bx cake mix ( I used Butter Pecan)
apricot jam (melted)
Preheat oven to broil/bake at 450º. Move rack to upper top position - about 5"-6" from heat. Grease a springform pan and set aside. Mix cake mix according to directions. Pour 1 cup of cake batter into your prepared pan, gently smooth it around pan - it will be a thin layer. Broil for 1- 1 1/2 min. or until golden. It's thin so it doesn't take much, don't let it burn.  Brush a thin, thin, layer of melted jam over layer while still hot. Now repeat until your batter is gone. Cool cake, remove sides and frost.  I threw some crushed chocolate covered graham crackers on to the sides to pretty it up. It's not a Baumkuchen but I love it! Taking it to Dad's cause I really want to do the 12 layer one just wait and see :)
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Lisa said…
You are so amazing in the kitchen! It is my dream to make one of those cakes and yours turned out perfect.
Avril said…
How fascinating Mickey! I've got to hand it to you for baking a cake under the broiler...I tend to burn everything I put under the broiler!!! VERY yummy looking cake!
Ali said…
woah..that is so unique. I don't think I would be able to make that without burning a few layers, hehe. It turned out great!
Meg Luby said…
making this now. jeeze, the 12 layer one has to be fun! i am thinking my clumsy side will surely burn a few layers but! am going to try!! loves it, thanks for the post!
Oh this looks so good. Wow and under the broiler! Really like your blog. Glad I found it!!
Michael said…
Looks delish! Thanks for stopping by today!
-Aimee @ shugarysweets
fleurcottage said…
WOW...this looks de-lish! :)
Micky - your cake turned out fantastic. It looks amazing. I have never heard of broiling a cake...the layers turned out fantastic! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party – I greatly appreciate it. I hope you don’t mind that I have included this in today’s features. Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn
Anonymous said…
Do you remove each layer from the pan or just add another layer over the already cooked one?