This hot, spit-roasted cake is best thing to eat at Berlin's winter market

Every winter, Christmas markets pop up all over Berlin. Besides handmade gifts, they feature incredible food — most notably, insane desserts.

The best dessert is undoubtedly the “Baumkuchen,” or “tree cake,” named for its resemblance to a tree trunk. The cake’s batter is heated on a large, rotating spit, and then removed and cut into small pieces. It’s then topped off with chocolate, cherries, and powdered sugar.

It’s unbelievably tasty.

Story and editing by Jeremy Dreyfuss

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