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Lithuanian Tree Cake - Sakotis or Raguolis - Popular at Christmas

By December 29, 2012

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Lithuanian Tree Cake
Lithuanian Tree Cake
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Lithuanian tree cake, known as raguolis (which means "spiked") or sakotis (which means "branched") is a hoot to watch being made. It's typically not done at home unless one has a special contraption to make it on -- a 36-inch-long spit and heat source, to be exact.

I recently took a trip to Racine Bakery in Chicago to watch this treat, known as Lithuanian wedding cake, being made. Raguolis is also served on special occasions like Easter and Christmas Eve. Dana Kapacinskas, the owner of the bakery, and her staff of 40 make hundreds for the holidays and ship them all over the United States.

Take a look at how Racine Bakery makes Lithuanian tree cake and watch this video of sakotis being made before an open fire in Lithuania.

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