Monday, October 24, 2011


Sokehah Cheah | 12:13 PM | | | |


K ugelhopf, a raisin filled part bread part cake has been on my to-do list for a long, long time.  So, when I was presented with a Kugelhopf  bundt pan, a gift from my niece who hails from Aloha land, I wasted no time in making this.  Kugelhoph is best eaten on the day it's made.  Any leftovers are best lighlty toasted ~ laced with a bit of butter and jam.

This piece of Kugelhoph, fresh from the oven, tasted so good, more so with a cup of hot fragrant tea!

Recipe for Kugelhoph


  • 1.1/2  tsp dried yeast
  • 2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 oz butter
  • 3 oz sugar
  • 15 oz plain flour
  • 1  tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz raisin, roughly chopped (used 4 oz. only)
  • 2  tsp grated orange/lemon rind
  • 2 oz slivered almonds
  1. In a bowl, stir together yeast and warm water, let stand for 5 - 10 mins., till foamy.
  2. Combine milk, butter and sugar, heat over medium heat, stirring till butter has melted and sugar dissolved.
  3. Using a dough hook combine flour and salt, stir in the yeast mixture, gradually add in milk mixture and beat at low speed.
  4. Increase speed to medium and add eggs one at a time.
  5. Stir in raisins and orange zest.
  6. Spoon dough into lightly greased bundt pan with slivered almonds at the base.  The dough is a bit sticky at this juncture.
  7. Cover the pan with a damp cloth, let rise in a warm place for 1.1/2  hours or till double in size.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven @ 190 deg C for 30 to 35 mins.
  9. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 mins.  Invert onto cooling rack and cool completely.
  10. Dust on icing sugar for decoration.

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  1. The raisin-themed make this sound similar to the Italian pannettone.

    Love the beautiful shape of this kugelhopf.

  2. Beautiful! Wonder how many nice bundnt pan do you have... love this creation :)

  3. Du hastimmer so schoene Back blecher;)Kuchen sieht kalsse aus;)

  4. Sorry because Kugelhopf is German dish I automatically commented in German:)
    What I meant to say: You always have such a beautiful bake tins.Your cake also look classy;)Cheers:)

  5. Dzoli
    Thanks so much. You're a linguist, know so many languages, envy you. Yes, I like to collect bake tins, have a soft spot for them.

  6. Yummy Bakes
    Thank you so much!

    Yes, taste is more or less like pannettone.

    What to do, I've a soft spot for bundt pans!

  7. i think i would love the orange zest in bread, are they richer compared to normal breads?

  8. What a great gift. It looks spectacular!

  9. Lena
    Texture is somewhat different from just normal bread. Cross between bread and cake and yes the orange zest does add more flavour.

    Barbara Bakes
    Thank you!

  10. Its the first time I'm hearing that name!

  11. I've never heard of this cake before especially when it's half bread as well!!

  12. Kugelhoph is always in my to-bake list too but I have not bought this bake pan for this cake yet.

    Your Kugelhoph is beautiful! I bet there won't be any much leftover.

  13. I totally agree this goes well with a cup of tea. Nice and tall, beautiful!

  14. Shirley
    It's a yeast risen cake said to have originated from Austria and some say from Germany.

    It tastes somewhat like Panettone.

    Thank you.

    Yes, it does.

  15. You are so lucky to get such a nice bundt mould....quite an impressive bake, first time I see this too!

  16. Jeannie
    Thank you. You can get this from

  17. Hi, I baked a batch yesterday, it turned out so good, my husband love it so much.
    Thank you for sharing.

  18. Soh
    Thanks so much for dropping by and more so for trying out this recipe. Glad you like it.

  19. Gorgeous looking cake!
    I love to bake with yeast, and I'd love to try this recipe.

  20. Gosh, super love your pan! SO deep & tall and very sharp as well. And the texture looks beautifully done. Kudos, Cheah!
    have a great weekend.

  21. Cheah this look absolutely pretty! gloria



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