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Kugel…what?

by Jamie on November 10, 2008

Kugel…what? That is exactly what I said to myself when I spotted this recipe on the TwD site. This was yet another one of Dorie’s desserts that I have never heard of…do I live under a rock or am I lacking the in the area of cultural exploration? Luckily I have google at my at my fingertips…and according to wikipedia:

  • It has the general shape of a a donut. A common Kugelhopf consists of a soft yeast dough and contains raisins, almonds and Kirschwasser cherry brandy. Some also contain candied fruits and nuts.
  • It is baked in a special circular pan, originally made of enamelled pottery, now also used for making bundt cakes. It is usually eaten for breakfast or a coffee break.

After I took a minute to enlighten myself on this cake/bread, I felt a little more confident about preparing it, but honestly, I was not feeling this one. I decided to sit this week’s recipe out, but still wanted to make something in a bundt pan. While pondering the notion of bundt cakes, I remembered a chocolate cake recipe that I had added to my allrecipes recipe box. This recipe was for an easy chocolate cake that used a box mix, but was doctored up with other ingredients. I was very very happy with this recipe even though it was not from scratch! The cake turned out very well and remained super moist for days…the glaze made it extra delicious! It does not get any easier than this!

Now if you want to check out the actual recipe, head on over to Landa’s blog, The All Purpose Girl. You can also go to the Tuesdays with Dorie site to visit the blogroll!

Recipes:

Too Much Chocolate Cake
Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Up next…Pumpkin Bread and Oh Nuts!


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan November 10, 2008 at 11:08 pm

It took me a few minutes to realize that you didn’t make a chocolate kugelhopf – I was so bummed! Because the cake didn’t have much flavor, so a chocolate version would have been a good thing!

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Marthe November 10, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Well…. The chocolate cake looks amazing!! I love it (even when it’s not Kugelhopf ;) )

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pinkstripes November 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm

A chocolate kugelhopf would have been cool! On the other hand, your choc bundt looks yummy.

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Cristine November 11, 2008 at 7:24 am

Looks delicious! I, too, thought you had made chocolate kugelhopf! I’ll have to give your cake a try… I’m a MAJOR chocoholic!

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Laura November 11, 2008 at 8:28 am

Oh. My. That chocolate cake looks magnificent!!! Makes me wish I had skipped the kugelhopf (which I wasn’t all that thrilled with). Oh well, on to Arborio Rice pudding, right?!

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Steph November 11, 2008 at 8:55 am

I would definitely have chocolate cake over kugelhopf! That looks amazing and really moist!

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Jodie November 11, 2008 at 9:08 am

I agree- I’d take this over kugel-whatever any day!

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Ingrid November 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

I’m not terribly fond of chocolate but a chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache/glaze dripping down the sides is hard to resist. Fortunately, with a half a gallon of icy cold milk I should manage a slice! :-) That’s a good looking cake and it does look very moist!
~ingrid

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Audrey November 11, 2008 at 9:28 am

I have those pans…and now I know what I’ll be doing with them next!

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Melissa November 11, 2008 at 10:43 am

Oh my gosh, that chocolate cake looks to die for! I completely understand your skipping the kugelhopf and going for that. Yum!

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Cathy November 11, 2008 at 12:12 pm

I’m glad I made the kugelhopf once, just to say I did it, but let me just tell you that I would make your chocolate cake a thousand times before I made the kugelhopf again. Yum!

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n.o.e November 11, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I make a similar cake, but mine has brewed coffee also. It’s a favorite of ours and everyone we serve it to!
Nancy

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TeaLady November 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Never go wrong with chocolate. I also thought you had made a choco kugel. That would be a fine idea. That bundt looks absolutely fabulous. Very Nice!!!

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Mevrouw Cupcake November 11, 2008 at 3:04 pm

That cake looks to die for…you naughty Kugelhopf-skipper, you!

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Katrina November 11, 2008 at 4:15 pm

That. looks. so. good!
From the sounds of things, your chocolate cake outdoes the kugelhopf! I just couldn’t fit it in this week. On to rice pudding!

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Alwayzbakin November 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Wow. That looks delicious. Much better than my kugelhopf.

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dharmagirl November 11, 2008 at 6:55 pm

That’s a lovely chocolate bundt cake…a great choice:)

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Lisa November 11, 2008 at 7:50 pm

This looks like a great chocolate cake. I love doctoring up cake mixes.

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The Food Librarian November 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Wow! What a lovely chocolate cake!

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Leslie November 11, 2008 at 9:16 pm

Stunning photos! I love to doctor up cake mixes. You can NEVER tell they are from a box!

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Pamela November 11, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Holy Cow… that cake looks amazing! I love the chocolate sauce on there. Definitely a nice choice of recipe. I enjoyed the cookies and they were spectacular with my tea! :o)

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Rachel November 11, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Ha I wasn’t feeling this one either–your cake looks great though!

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The Blonde Duck November 12, 2008 at 5:19 am

Jamie,

I’m a 20 something writer and a wanna be cook! I just wanted to say hello! It looks great to me, even if it’s not kugelhopf!

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Cathy November 12, 2008 at 8:14 am

Looks so rich and chocolatey and delicious. Very nice blog. I enjoyed my visit.

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Maria November 12, 2008 at 9:26 am

The cake looks fantastic!! I am sure chocolate was the right way to go!

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Kimberly Johnson November 12, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Wow – awesome chocolate cake! I use that chocolate glaze from allrecipes, all the time. It’s fabulous!

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