undt cake is a cake baked (surprise, surprise!) in a bundt pan, which is a round, ring-shaped fluted pan, also called gugelhupf [gügəlˌhu̇(p)f] pan. What the fudge is gugelhupf?! Is somebody choking me, or do I need a Heimlich?!
No, gugelhupf, gugelhopf, kugelhopf, kouglof or kuglof are just European names for a bundt cake! This cake originated in Alsace, a French province that used to be a part of the German territory, so the German and the Swiss believe gugelhopf is a part of their tradition, too. European traditional kougelhopf is made of enriched yeast dough with the addition of golden raisins, almonds and usually a liqueur such as kirsch or cherry brandy. The kougelhopf dough isn’t as rich as dough; however, it was inevitable breakfast dip-in-the-coffee goody of the Austrian aristocracy. Over time, the same fluted ring mold was used for making not only the kougelhopf, but also many other, non-yeasted cakes, such as Marmorgugelhupf (marbled bundt cake) and Mohngugelhupf (poppy seed bundt cake).
So, what do you think of the idea that each guest gets their own mini bundt cake? Just a few days ago I stumbled upon a cute mini bundt cake mold in my local supermarket. Without too much thinking, I shoved one in my shopping cart along with the other cake making utensils and since I’m a huge poppy seed fan, I decided to make poppy seed bundt cakes! Naturally, if you can’t find a mini bundt cake mold, you can use a large one, but you will need to bake your cake a bit longer, that’s all. Finally – a word of caution to all of the poppy seed aficionados – you can after eating poppy seeds! Just sayin’…
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