Authentic Kugelhopf is a very rich combination of part bread and part cake. The tall angular shape of the Kugelhopf inspired the Bundt cake. Create this rich bread perfectly in an authentic heavy cast aluminium pan from Nordic Ware®. The heavy walled pans provide superior baking which allows baked goods to rise evenly, cook uniformly, have fine details and delicious golden crusts.
Helpful Hints & Tips for fail-safe results:
1. Prepare your tin.
Take a pastry brush and brush the pan inside with melted butter or vegetable oil. Now turn the pan upside down on some kitchen roll, to allow any excess to drain away and dust lightly with flour. Tap the pan several times with your hands to distribute the flour evenly and then turn upside down over a sink to remove excess flour.
2. Avoid bubbles in the Cake Mix.
To prevent air bubbles, slowly pour the cake mix into one corner of the pan and allow the mixture to slowly flow in and around the pan. Gently tap the filled pan on the work top a few times; this will make any air rise up and away from the outside of the cake.
3. Showcase the details.
Fill the pan about 3/4 full to avoid overflow. With a spatula, push the mixture to the outside of the pan, pushing up the walls to the top; this will help the cake climb up the sides, giving you greater detail on the outside of the cake.
4. Bake and then cool for 10 minutes before inverting.
Place the pan on the centre shelf of the oven. Bake for time indicated then cool in the tin for 10 minutes (no less, no longer). This will allow a moisture barrier to build up between the pan and the cake. With oven gloves pick up the cake pan and gently shake the pan from side to side listening for thumping. (This indicates the cake is loose and ready to invert.)
5. Invert, continue cooling and dust or drizzle.
Invert the cake on to a plate or cooling rack and continue to cool. Dust with icing sugar using a sifter, drizzle your favourite sauce on top or use icing pens to highlight the detail and add decorations.
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