Bamkuch is reserved for life’s major occasions, and it has a special place in every Luxembourger’s heart. I had a big one for my first Holy Communion and it is the country’s most popular wedding cake. Its name translates as ‘tree cake’ because, when the classic log-shaped version is cut open, you see the baked rings like the rings of a tree trunk.
Making Bamkuch the traditional way at home is virtually impossible, unless you happen to have a horizontal spit in your kitchen: the cake is made by drizzling batter onto the spinning spit, grilling layer after layer.
But, fortunately you can make my Bamkuch in a normal oven: you simply grill the cake layers under the oven grill! Then I brush them alternatively with rum syrup and apricot jam, for extra moisture and flavour!
You can watch me make Bamkuch in this episode of my show.
This is a recipe from my book “Home Sweet Home – My Luxembourg”.
This recipe is made with Luxlait products, as part of our brand collaboration.