Japan’s Fukasaku Farm decided to combine their two specialties in one dessert that looks and tastes like a perfectly plump strawberry. Located about 25 miles from Tokyo in Ibaraki Prefecture, the farm naturally grows a variety of crops and also operates an on-site cake shop. This eatery is famous for its baumkuchen (or “tree cake”), a German confection with layers that mimic the rings found within a tree trunk. Using this design, Fukasaku Farm aspired to create the 11-layered, “Strawberry Baum Premium” baumkuchen containing pure made from the strawberries that are grown right there on the farm.
While the Strawberry Baum Premium’s layers were difficult to design, the finished cake ended up being downright delicious (and impressive) with a smooth, strawberry paste center. As for the exterior, it features chocolate mixed with strawberry crumble and a green, chocolate stem. The 9-inch long, 3-inch tall cake is available in the farm’s shop and online for 2,400 yen (about $21).
How the cake’s pure is made: