Baum Torte/Baum Kuchen (German Tree Cake )
105 mins (prep 45, cooking 60)
15 ingredients
20 servings
The characteristic rings that appear when sliced resemble tree rings, and give the cake its German name, Baum kuchen, which literally translates to tree cake.I made this years ago getting the recipe from bon appetit. All ingredients should be room temperature. This is a dense, rich cake so be sure to slice thin. You can always go back for seconds.Optional:Crushed toasted almonds can be scattered on the jam layers.This torte will have between 20-30 layers.

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Serving Size (53.94 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 227.03 Calories from Fat 92.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.32g 317.63%
Saturated Fat 6.47g 647.35%
Trans Fat 0.41g %
Cholesterol 27.03mg 180.17%
Sodium 86.55mg 72.13%
Total Carbohydrate 33.05g 220.35%
Dietary Fiber 0.27 g 21.93%
Sugars 17.37 g %
Protein 1.16g 46.37%
Vitamin A 334.47IU% Vitamin C 0.87mg%
Calcium 7.13mg% Iron 0.95mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
almond paste, half-and-half cream, seedless raspberry preserves, your favorite nuts, dark rum, semi-sweet chocolate chips