Gugelhupf / Kuglof / Kugelhopf - German/Hungarian Coffee Cake

Recipe by Pajene
READY IN: 49hrs 15mins




  • Into a food processor, place flours, lemon rinds, 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and butter. Process until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  • In small bowl, warm milk to about 115°F stir in remaining tablespoon of powdered sugar and package of yeast. Let sit until bubbly (about 10 minutes).
  • Separate 4 eggs - beat yolks and refrigerate whites, to save for filling.
  • Add yolks to the yeast mixture.
  • In large bowl place flour/butter crumbles and pour eggs/yeast over top.
  • Keeping it inside the bowl, mix and knead the dough one handed (use both hands if necessary) until smooth - IMPORTANT: dough will be very gooey and sticky- DO NOT add more flour, just work the bumps out.
  • Once dough is smooth - cover bowl tightly with plastic and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  • Now work on your filling:
  • Place walnuts, powdered sugar and cocoa into food processor. Chop until walnuts are finally grounded.
  • Transfer to a bowl and let sit inside refrigerator until dough is ready.
  • When dough is ready: Heavily flour your work surface. (I like to spread out a large cheese cloth on my surface and flour it.).
  • Remove dough from bowl and roll out into a large rectangle.
  • Once that is formed, remove egg whites and whip them in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in the grounded nut mixture.
  • Spread this filling over the dough rectangle and starting at one side, roll it up like a jelly roll. (this is when it helps to have the cheese cloth under it.).
  • Seal the finishing edge with a bit of water.
  • Now lift it carefully and place it into a well greased and floured bundt pan. (this task can be done alone, but helps if you have someone to help you lift the roll.).
  • Set pan in a cold oven to continue to rise for 2 1/2 hours or until dough is near the rim of the pan.
  • Now bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes. If during that time the top begins to get too dark before it's ready, lay a piece of foil over the top.
  • Allow it cool, then turn out carefully.
  • Serve plain or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Refrigerate uneaten portions to maintain freshness. Slices are good cold or warmed in the microwave.
  • Enjoy!