Food, Sweet Baking


May 19, 2013

Did you know that today is International Baking Day? I wasn’t aware of that either if you’d have asked me a week ago. Well, fine with me. No excuse is to lame to bake something. But not only is the whole day dedicated to baking but as this things sometimes add up: Genie from Bunny Eats Design invited me to a link party called The Growing Edge. May’s host for the link party is Sonya from And More Food. It is a monthly challenge that asks participants to tick something of a foodie bucket list – a new recipe, a new restaurant or new food. You have been heard, Genie. I’m at your service! I did not have to think very hard for this one: I want to make a Gugelhupf. It’s a traditional Austrian cake and known in Germany, part of France, Switzerland and – of course – Austria. It’s not the name of a specific cake dough but a certain shape. (If you don’t have a Gugelhupf dish, you can make it in any other baking dish too.) Gugelhupf1

I’m cheating a little on this challenge though because I have to admit that I made a Gugelhupf before but this was 10 years ago and I try a new recipe. So this still counts, right? All you need for the Walnut Chocolate Gugelhupf:
– 270 g butter (room temperature)
– 80 g powder sugar
– 1 Tablespoon rum (you can leave this out but don’t complain that it doesn’t taste as good!)
– 1 Tablespoon Vanilla sugar – 7 eggs (separate egg whites and yolk)
– 190 g castor sugar
– 270 g plain flour
– 120 g walnuts (roughly chopped)
– 120 g dark chocolate (grated)

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Beat the egg whites with the powder sugar until stiff. Mix the butter with the egg yolks (butter should be really soft for this, if you have little lumps – like I did because I couldn’t wait – melt it with the hair dryer while you stir), castor sugar, rum, Vanilla sugar. Combine the egg mixtures and add the dry ingredients. Fill it into your baking dish and bake for 50 to 60 mins. Gugelhupf3

Now look what a perfect Gugelhupf I made.


What do you think of the Gugelhupf? Do you like this shape? Did you ever make one?

Gugelhupf2 Gugelhupf_piece_of_cake

You can also participate at The Growing Edge. Rules and regulations here.

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  • Reply Beate May 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I forgot all about Gugelhupf. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Reply a french girl "cuisine" May 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    It looks great!

    • Reply Sarah May 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you for your kind words!wait until you take a bite, you’re gonna love it!

  • Reply Bunny Eats Design May 22, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Beautiful shape. It’s so tall! Thanks for submitting your post to Our Growing Edge this month. It doesn’t look particularly dark chocolately until you see the cut slice. Nice surprise 🙂

  • Reply our growing edge: may 2013 | andmorefood June 3, 2013 at 3:09 am

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  • Reply andmorefood June 3, 2013 at 3:40 am

    hello! and thank you for this lovely entry into this month’s our growing edge. I’ve got it up in my round-up here.

    I’m in love with your mold. it looks so homey – now I’ve got to try and find my own..
    (and walnuts + chocolate are two of my very favourite flavours).

    • Reply Sarah June 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

      I’m glad you liked it! It tasted really good… It’s a shame I can only share pictures. 🙂

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