Mini Gugelhupf for #recipesfromtheheart

by Helene Dsouza on June 16, 2013

I grew up with Gugelhupf, it is everywhere in our lives. That’s the Austrian philosophy! This forefather of the American bundt cake originated in Austria, which was especially popular during the Biedermeier period in central Europe. The Gugelhupf has many names and might be better known in some parts of europe as kuglof, kouglof, Napfkuchen or babovka. It is a cake which both my heritages call their own and therefore even my mother knows a french Alsatian recipe for it. My Austrian grandmother would make it frequently too, not the mini Gugelhupf versions but the real big thing. She was a tough and strong woman who would work from morning till evening non stop. She and my grandfather had survived the war and had met each other and married once the allies had moved out of our territories. I am telling you all this today because she succumbed to cancer a few years ago…

 

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Today my friends and I got together to write and share a few recipes, so to raise awareness about Cancer. When I think of Cancer I think of my grandmothers and all the other friends who died during the last years because of cancer. Last year I had shared one story today I thought I would explain why it is important to go to regular check ups. You see my grandmother hadn’t checked herself and she was oblivious to the fact that she was sick with cancer until she exhaled her last breath. This is the truth and I thought about it a few times. It wasn’t my decision at that time and I was still considered a kid by some, and nowadays I am not sure if I would have told her about her fate. If she would have checked herself more frequently she would have been able to prevent the illness and maybe she would have still been living amongst us. There are still people who survive it, most of them only because they prevented the carcinogens early enough.

Cancer is a condition where healthy body cells turn berserk, growing uncontrollably into malicious tumors. A healthy life style can prevent the growth of those cancer cells and frequent check ups can detect them early enough before it is too late. All that sounds simpler then it is. A check up is an impossible thing for poorer people or people who live in countries without social care. I am pretty sure that an Indian living in the rural parts of India doesn’t even know what cancer is! The education about cancer and how to prevent it and how to treat it early on is an essential topic in this world!

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So when I think of cancer, I bake gugelhupf. Since I don’t have the original big mold, I use my mini molds which I prefer anyway because of the size. The original mold is anyway hard to get, except if you get to Austria, because the German one is different too. The difference is small, in fact it’s just the depth of the mold. Anyhow you should be fine with small silicon molds as I have used here. Of course don’t forget to follow the recipe from beginning to end and you will have baked your own mini Gugelhupf.

 

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Mini Gugelhupf
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: Austrian
Serves: 12 mini Gugelhupf
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Gugelhupf were traditionally baked in the Biedermeyer age in Austria. Until today's day it is a tradition to bake a Gugelhupf on Sunday's.
Ingredients
  • 200 grams soft Butter
  • 100 grams powdered Sugar
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • pinch Lemon Zest
  • few drops Vanilla Essence
  • 150 grams White Flour
  • 50 grams Cornstarch
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 100 grams crystal Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add the soft butter, egg yolks, lemon zest, Vanilla, White flour and Cornstarch. Mix it all well!
  2. In another bowl beat the egg whites with the sugar stiff.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180 Celcius.
  4. Add first ⅓ of the stiff egg whites to the butter flour mixture and fold it carefully in so that the airiness remains. Continue to add in the rest of the egg whites and carefully mix it in so that all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Butter your molds and dust them with flour. If you use Silicon molds as I did, you won't need to grease them.
  6. Bake your mini Gugelhupf for about 35 minutes at 180 Celcius or until the pastry is properly baked and not raw.

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The event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things!Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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Ramona

These gugelhupf are fantastic. :) Glad to be apart of such a fantastic event with you. :) I am so sorry about your grandmother. Sadly, cancer seems to touch all our lives. :(

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Helene Dsouza

yeah I am glad too, it has been great and it’s good to see you participating as well Ramona. =)
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Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania

I have come across gugelhopf in the web before. And now yours! I was trying to make this for a long time, and your post just triggered my passion to do so! Thanks for the wonderful post!!

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Helene Dsouza

Oh so glad I was able to inspire you Purabi =) Can’t wait to see your gugelhupf!

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katie

beautiful recipe!

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Helene Dsouza

thank you

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Liz

Your gugelhupf are beautiful…I have not heard of this cake before…but a lovely recipe from your heritage. I’m sorry that cancer has touched your family, too…and hope your message of early detection will be heard. xo
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Helene Dsouza

Thank you liz you are too kind as always. I am excited that you the cake queen hadn’t heard of gugelhupf before. =)

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures

Thank you for sharing your family’s story and your becautiful recipe. I will definitely give your gugelhupf soon!
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Helene Dsouza

oh you should give it a try it’s easy and so yum Camilla =)

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john@kitchenriffs

Good recipe and excellent post. Cancer can be nasty – my mom died from it last year, and fought it for the last few years of her life. Good thing is, as you say, in some cases if you catch it early you have a much better chance of beating it. Anyway, super post – thanks.
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Helene Dsouza

I am sorry to hear that John! yeah it is a very nasty illness… Thank you!

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The Ninja Baker

I’ve clipped your gugelhupf recipe, Helene with greater appreciation of the history of the cake. I’ll bake this remembering you and your Austrian grandma…The Japanese can sometimes “power through” life, too. Your thoughtful words about prevention are stated well. Thank you!

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Helene Dsouza

hi, glad you enjoyed the history behind the famous gugelhupf. =)

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

So sad how many people have been touched by cancer. I have never heard of these cakes before, they look so tender and delicious!
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Helene Dsouza

yes it’s sad…
Thank you Erin!

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mjskit

What a great cause to fight for. I’ve had several friends die of cancer and it was hard watching them as the cancer took over. Unfortunately, a healthy lifestyle doesn’t always prevent cancer but it can help to reduce the risk. Some people are born with genes that can cause certain types of cancer and those genes are just waiting for the right trigger. Others of us are born with genes that actually prevent cancer. We can only hope to be in the latter group. Now for the Gugelhupfs. I love your mini Gugelhupfs! They look so light and delicious! Your pictures have me drooling!
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Helene Dsouza

I know what you mean and I agree, some people are born with the default gene. Thanks for your thoughtful comment MJ! =)

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Angie@Angie's Recipes

These mini gugelhopf are so gorgeous, Helene.
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Helene Dsouza

thank you Angie =)

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Rosa

I’m so sorry to hear about your losses… Cancer is an tough illness.

Those mini Kugelhopf look very tempting!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Helene Dsouza

thank you Rosa, I appreciate it

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Choc Chip Uru

Cancer education is essential in a world where it is growing. I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother.
This is a lovely tribute and recipe to share my friend.

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
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Helene Dsouza

Oh thank you Uru, you always sweeten my day with your kind words.

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Joanne

What cute little cakes! And ugh to cancer…it is just the worst.
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Helene Dsouza

yeah cancer is horrible. Thank you, glad you like the gugelhupf!

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Christine (Cook the Story)

I’ve never heard of these cakes before! So so so cute. Your reminder about check ups, and your point about how difficult and unreachable they can be for many people in this world, is right on the mark. Thank you for the reminder.
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Helene Dsouza

Oh yeah, then you better try the recipe once, you ll fall in love with them!

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Asmita

These are just way too cute. I love mini dessert portions. Portion control is good and besides looks way too cute!
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Helene Dsouza

yeah right? =D

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Trish @infinebalance

Those little cakes are so charming! I love the mini-sized cakes.
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Sissi

Helene, your mini gugelhupfs are extremely cute and so appetising! In Poland a cake with this shape is called “baba” (“baba au rhum”, which has a slightly different shape, has Polish origins, did you know it?) or “babka” and there are different types of dough. The main two are “sandy” (a bit similar to quatre quarts) and “yeast”. I have always preferred the yeast one because it was so soft and less sweet than the former. And I love yeast cakes. I loved it especially covered in chocolate…
So sorry to learn about your grandmother… Even if it was already years ago, you must miss her. Even in countries where healthcare is free or cheap, many people don’t do check ups. It’s a real problem, so you are right to talk about it.
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easyfoodsmith

Lovely gugelhupf! These are new to me.

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Nancy/SpicieFoodie

I don’t think there is one person on Earth that hasn’t been affected, one way or another, by cancer. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother but glad you honor her memory by baking gugelhupf:)
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Kim Beaulieu

Helene thank you so much for participating with us for this event. I am so thankful you joined the cause. I am so sorry about your grandmother and my heart goes out to you. You did her proud with this recipe. I adore you, thank you so much for your friendship and support. xx
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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

I always think of Austria whenever I think of kugelhopf as that’s where I tried an amazing one! And that’s very sad about your grandmother, the earlier the detection the better from what I understand.
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amy

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother – I only hope someday that future generations will look back and wonder what cancer was.

What a fantastic recipe. I will definitely try baking this at some point.
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Minnie@thelady8home

You would be surprised how much rural people in India know about cancer. In fact, that is possibly the only illness that almost everyone has heard of, and sometimes even blame it for sudden deaths when nothing else makes sense to them. It’s really sad how much people suffer there due to lack of treatment and poor facilities.

The post is beautiful, I love the cake. I love reading about your French and Austrian heritage. I find that area of the world so beautiful and peaceful…God bless.
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

This looks like a dessert I’d happily enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoons :)
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Cancer is nasty business but this endeavour you’ve all undertaken is just marvelous. I wish I’d had time this year to join in. Definitely will join you next year.

Your little cakes are perfect. I need a pan like that.
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Gourmantine

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, I’ve lost mine to cancer too few years ago and a friend too. Cancer is such a sneaky disease, especially when it develops into aggressive forms quickly…
Your gugelhupf look so pretty!
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Jen @JuanitasCocina

I’m very sorry for the loss of your loved ones. But, I’m thankful that you shared with us and joined us in this post. *hugs*
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