Gugelhupf – German cake

Learn how to make a traditional ring-shaped German cake …


Gugelhupf - source: WikipediaGugelhupf cake

The Gugelhupf is a traditional German cake.

Kids in Germany often get them as birthday cakes, covered in chocolate or icing or Smarties. They are not difficult to make – but get an adult to help you! To make one of these cakes, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 375g butter
  • 300g sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 500g flour
  • 1 packet baking powder. (You can also use self-raising flour instead of baking powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

You will also need:

  • A large bowl
  • A mixer
  • Gugelhupf ring-shaped baking tin (if you don’t have one, you can use a normal one)
  1. Beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, using a mixer.
  2. Beat the eggs in, one at a time.
  3. Stir in the vanilla sugar.
  4. Mix the flour with the baking powder and the salt. (If you are using self-raising flour, you won’t need baking-powder)
  5. Spoon in the flour mixture and mix everything until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough is too dry, just add a little milk.
  6. Grease a Gugelhupf baking tin and add in the dough.
  7. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
  8. Bake for approximately 60 minutes.

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die Butter butter
der Zucker sugar
die Eier eggs
das Salz salt
das Mehl flour
das Backpulver baking powder