I tried MUJI's "Oversized Salt Chocolate Baum". It is a hearty sweet that can be eaten like a Christmas cake without much effort.
The price is 999 yen (tax included) and the calories are 3314 kcal. An oversized size that is just one Baum cut into 6 equal parts. You can cut it to your favorite size, decorate it, and enjoy it in various ways. It is equivalent to 8 MUJI Baum.
The plain "oversized baum" is reviewed on the sister site "Enuchi", but this time I decided to make a Christmas cake-like decoration for this salt chocolate baum.
In addition to the oversized salt chocolate baum, you will need ice cream, strawberries, bananas, and chocolate sauce. The sponge is not baked and the whipped cream is not standing.
Place the baumkuchen on a platter with the holes facing up, then cut the strawberries and bananas into easy-to-eat pieces and place them in the holes. Arrange the remaining strawberries and bananas on the edge of the hole, cover with ice cream, and sprinkle with chocolate sauce.
Isn't it pretty good? When you cut the baum, the fruit overflows from the inside and it has a nice atmosphere. Unlike whipped cream, the short time it takes for the ice cream to melt is a drawback, so be sure to set aside the ice cream early when transferring it to a small plate.
As for the taste, Baum's article is not so Baumkuchen-like, but rather a heavy taste reminiscent of gateau chocolate. It has a strong cacao scent and is heavy on the tongue, and has a strong sweetness and bitterness.
The balance is such that it can be used as a base for Christmas cakes, and it goes perfectly with the smoothness of ice cream. I think it fits well with whip. It is recommended to enjoy fresh fruits together as it will be refreshing. Strawberries with a strong acidity may be suitable.