inside this box

January 11, 2011
cake box
Is a cake... or, was a cake. Our friend Aya brought this little dessert over from Japan even though it's a German cake (it's name looks German, anyway...). After seeing the box I never would have expected a cake to be inside, but sure enough, out came a little roll cake with layers similar to the mille crepe. It's called a Baumkuchenturm and it tastes like a dense, sweet sponge cake. It's also perfect for a mid-night study break (from this fantastic book) accompanied by Earl Grey, my beloved millefoglies, and the best roommates I could ask for.
all the way from japan
P.S. - Thanks for your sweet comments on my last post! I'll be working on making Jenna's tuna casserole soon to do a recipe post :)


  1. totally german. literally maens ''tree cake tower'' but i'm sure a not-so-literal translation would be better :)

  2. Can u tell we are all hungry for that casserole? :-) lol

  3. Oh I would love to get my hands on one of those!

  4. it looks delicious!

  5. So I could use a snack right now :(

  6. That looks delicious! Cake is never a bad idea for a study snack haha