Gugelhupf is the predecessor of Bundt cakes…there’s a slight difference in the appearance of the two but both are distinct from other cakes for having a hole in the middle.

Gugelhupf consists of a soft yeast dough which contains raisins, almonds and Kirschwasser cherry brandy. Some also contain candied fruits and nuts. Often we’d have this for merienda, goes well with tea or coffee. There are many variations now than it used to. There are now yellow cakes, straciatella, coffee flavored, wine-inspired and lately a chocolate-coated one.

Gugel could have come from Kugel which means sphere/globe derived from the pan used in making it. Everytime we have this I can’t help but sing the foodsong  that the kids learn from the kindergarten. It goes:

Gugelhupf  hupf  hupf
Schnitzel klopf klopf klopf
Palatschinken schinken schinken auf dem Kopf Kopf Kopf.

Gugelhupf hop hop
Pork cutlet knock knock knock
Crepes ham ham on the head head head. LOL!

Makes me laugh all the time!

Join us



  1. FoodTripFriday

    nahirapan ako bigkasin yung name ng cake mo,para sa akin, chocolate cake pa rin yan! lol!

  2. Sarap naman ng chocolate cake dito. Would you like to trade with my slice of cake

  3. i first heard of Bundt cake in a movie, My Big, Fat Greek Wedding. Gugelhupf sounds delicious and perfect with coffee.

  4. This kind of cake is new to me. Para sa akin basta brown, chocolate cake lahat sila, LOL! Not really fond of cakes, especially chocolate cakes, pero pag mayroon, go pa rin ako hahaha…

  5. hirap i-pronounce ng name. anyway, kung gaano sya kahirap bigkasin e mukhang ganoon din sya kasarap.

    my entry is Pakbet

  6. pahingi . basta chocolate cake fav. ko.

  7. have heard of that cake, but haven’t tried that yet. love the shot! 🙂

    happy weekend, G!

  8. i love chocolate cakes…this one looks yummy!

  9. Oh-la-la!!It’ll satisfy my sweet tooth!!Black coffee is a perfect partner for that heavenly cake!

  10. Yep, it’s hard to pronounce its name.. mag-he-headbang nlng ako sa kanta mo at the end.. hehehe.. sarap na’ng chocolate cake.. yummmm!

    Here’s my
    My FTF: Fresh Fruits… 😉

  11. Tongue-twister nga ang pangalan ng cake na ito, pero basta chocolate, kesehodang mahirapan ako, oorderin ko pa rin ito! *lol* O, pwede kayang isulat ko na lang? Did you make this, sis G? Huwaaaw naman! Frustrated ako palagi when it comes to baking – parating di kanais-nais ang resulta :/

  12. It looks very yummy. I have a mold pan like this but never make any in it. Better start…lol.

    Happy weekend.

  13. That’s a yeasted cake? Wow it looks so good. The wine-inspired and chocolate coated sounds yummy.

    I want to learn the funny tongue twister food song!^__^


  1. Mohr im Hemd | Mahlzeit! - […] are chocolate, bread crumbs, sugar, egg yolks, almonds and red wine and has the shape of a small Gugelhupf but…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *