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Apple Gugelhopf from Siebenbürgen

From the kitchen of Karin.

Non-diet, soft, juicy dream!

(Siebenbürgen is a county in Germany near Hungary).


  • 200g soft butter
  • 200g white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 chocolate
  • 500 g apples
  • 200 g flour
  • 120 ground nuts (almond or hazel)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


Mix the butter until it is very fluffy and white (approx. 10mins.).
Add the sugar and keep mixing until the sugar is dissolved. Then add one egg after the other. If the mass coagulates place it in a warm water bath an stir until it is smooth again.

Grind the chocolate and peel and grate the apples (the apples not too fine).

Mix flour, nuts and baking powder and stir under the butter/sugar cream. Then add chocolate and apples.

Grease a Gugelhopf form (diameter approx. 22cm) or another baking form with butter and dust it with flour. Fill the cake mass in. If you use a Gugelhopf form make sure the mass is distributed evenly (try ‘banging’ the form softly on the table a few times).

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and bake the cake for 50 minutes (near bottom in the oven).

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