Individual Sized Gugelhupf Cakes

Gugelhupf Cake Recipe

This Gugelhupf cake is made with yeast instead of baking powder and the difference in flavour is wonderful.  The yeast is easy to use and I promise worth trying.  My original recipe is a very large full sized cake but for today’s post I updated the recipe to make individual size Gugelhupf cakes.

This cake is delicious served warm with ice cream for coffee.  But I prefer to eat it plain in the morning with coffee.

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1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup currants

2 tbsp flour

3/4 tsp yeast

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup warm milk

3 cups flour

1 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla

4 large eggs

zest of one lemon

pinch of salt

icing sugar

Small Bowl

You need to start by softening the raisins and currants.

Add 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup currants to a small bowl.  Cover with boiling water let stand until water is cool.  Drain and place on a towel to dry.

Large Mixing Bowl

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Sift 3 cups of flour into a large mixing bowl.  Make a large well in the center of the flour.  Warm up 1/3 of a cup of milk in the microwave until warm, pour half of the milk into the well.  Then add 3/4 tsp yeast,  1/4 cup of sugar.  Stir the yeast, milk, and sugar together in the well and the incorporate a little bit of the flour.

Set in a warm place and let rise for 20 minutes.

Grease a baked donut tin and set aside.

Medium Sized Saucepan

Melt 1 cup of butter in the saucepan, let cool a bit, add 1 tsp vanilla, 4 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, a pinch of salt, and the lemon zest.   Pour the buttery mixture into the yeast mixture.

Add the raisins and currants.  Stir the mixture very well until well incorporated.  You will find the dough kind of sticky.    Spoon the dough into a dozen baked donut tins.

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Cover the pan and let rise 40 minutes.  Bake at 350 F  for about 20 minutes.

If you want to serve it as a cake, spoon into a bundt cake pan and bake 50 minutes.


Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with coffee or ice cream.

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10 thoughts on “Individual Sized Gugelhupf Cakes

    1. Hi Debra. I love them because they are made with yeast. It is a different type of dessert, lots of flavour and not very sweet. They are one of my personal favorites.

    1. Hi Marie: I hope everyone in your house is feeling better and we can arrange something in January. It just needs to warm!!!! up.

    1. Hi Sam. These cakes are so different I am sure you will enjoy them. I made a point to look for different baking pans while in the USA.

  1. I have only ever tried Gugelhupf once, in Austria, it was at a Bed & Breakfast outside of Salzburg. I remember them not being overly sweet (which I liked) and I am happy to see that in your recipe you have the sugar under control:)

    1. That must have been amazing. I imagine Salzburg to be stunning. This recipe is one of my favorites that I only make at Christmas and its a nice change from all the ooey gooey desserts.

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