Lemon and Lime Gugelhopf

Gugelhopf or Kugelhupf is a very popular kind of Bunt-Cake Austrian very appreciated for the afternoon break or for dessert. Sometimes this is served for Sunday breakfast as well.

I’ve seen many different kind of Gugelhopt in the south German speaking part of Europe (this includes sough Germany, German speaking part of Switzerland) and Alsace (a region in France where a German dialect is spoke combining this language with French), the spectrum is awesome, form the sweet to the savory, but all of them are really delicious and looks fabulous!

This is sweet, tangy version, aromatized with lemon and some limes (you can use only lemon if you prefer), no butter this time, but simply oil! Great result and I love the presentation!

Lemon and Lime Gugelhopf

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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You need

Cake batter

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups fine sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1cup sour cream (substitute: Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2cup oil
  • 4eggs
  • 1-2tablespoon finely grated lemon zest  (reserve some only yellow part finely sliced for topping)
  • 1 1/2 limes, finely grated grated zest (reserve some thinly sliced for topping)
  • 1lime juice
  • 1/2 lemon juice (reserve 1 tablespoons for glaze)
  • Food coloring (optional)

Lemon syrup

  • 1lime juice
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Glaze and topping

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (to adjust)
  • Sliced reserved lemon and lime zest.

Procedure

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Prepare your Kugelhopf form: grease with oil and dust with flour.
  3. Combine all ingredient for the batter (except the juices and food coloring) and work with the food processor until very smooth.
  4. Add juices, and divide the dough into two parts and color one of them.
  5. Pour the two batter portions alternatively and bake at 180°C/350°F for about 45-50 minutes until done (toothpick test).
  6. Remove from the oven and place on a dish to cool down partially.
  7. In the meantime combine the ingredients for the syrup stirring until dissolved.
  8. In vert the Kugelhopf on a plate, pinch with a toothpick and brush in the syrup.
  9. Combine the juice for the topping, the yogurt and powdered sugar stirring and adding more and more powdered sugar until you get thick paste.
  10. Drizzle on the cake and top with the thin lemon/lime slices.
  11. Enjoy!

Autor: https://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/

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4 thoughts on “Lemon and Lime Gugelhopf

  1. Oh my goodness, this is one delicious Gugelhopf! The lemon and lime really shine through in this recipe, and the sour cream glaze is tangy and full of lemon and lime flavor. I rarely bake desserts (we just never really got into the habit of having dessert at home), but this recipe might have converted me into a dessert baker. The cake is delicious on its own, but the sour cream/lemon-lime glaze really propels this to award-winning status. It’s so good. Thanks, artadkitchen. (Northwestgal/CQ 2017-Austria)

  2. You surely know by now that my Siggi is a big fan of your recipes. What you might not know is that he & his brother are HUGE fans of lime dessert cakes, so making this cake was an automatic choice for me. While I made the cake batter exactly as written, I admit taking liberties w/the final touches for good reasons. Siggi is a bit of a purist & mostly prefers cakes served plain or lightly dusted w/powdered sugar. Additionally, his brother Marteinn is on family vacation in France. So I opted to split the recipe into 2 smaller cakes & freeze them for later use — After our taste test for this review. The cake is moist, rich w/the lemon/lime flavors & will be shared w/Marteinn when they return from France. Thx for sharing this new lime cake recipe for the “Sverrisson Brothers”. 🙂

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