Baumkuchen has earned its reputation as the "King of Cakes." This labor-intensive German cake gets it name, which translates literally as Tree Cake, from the many thin rings that form as layer upon layer of cake is baked. 200 years German bakers have been producing this treat. The cake is sliced showing each layer is divided from the next by a golden line, resembling the rings on a crosscut tree. Christmas holiday treat.