Chocolate Chip – Kulgelhopf + Giveaway *WINNER ANNOUNCED*


My head hurts every time I want to say the word ‘Kugelhopf’ my tongue gets twisted and it just never comes out properly! So it is ‘Koo-gul-hoff’ or ‘Goo-gul-hoff’? Sighh I give up 😛 So as you can see from the photo, this is a Kulgelhof cake, it’s very similar to a Bundt cake with a hollow centre. But the main difference is Kulgelhofs are traditionally yeast-based fruit cakes, that originated from Europe.

I’m sure you guys know I love baking and my cake tin collection has slowly grown with my addiction to bake ~ But somehow I never got a Kulgelhof tin. I’ve always wanted one though, it’s so pretty and I love the intricate detail 🙂 And its like a little birdie told Kitchenware Superstore and they granted my wish and offered that I could try any cake tin I would like and could also give two away as a gift to my Readers! YAY!

After receiving my Kulgelhopf tin, I started to panic hahaha I had no idea what I was going to make. I have a fear of yeast and believe all yeast products I make will fail…so I decided to make a cake using the tin instead. It took me forever to decide on a recipe and finally settled on Shaina’s blog ‘Food For My Family’. It’s actually a recipe from her Serbian grandma who has been making it for as long as she can remember. I wanted to make it exactly the same way as Shaina’s grandma, but I ran out of sultanas so substituted chocolate chips instead and thankfully it still turned out alright.


This isn’t a hard cake to make but does take some time and effort . It’s quite dense and moist, with a harder crust. Mr Bao didn’t like it when I first served him a slice boo! But my other friends Yue, Jing Yi, Hong, Alex and Candice all liked it! So clearly 5 against 1 😛

Recipe – Chocolate Chip Kulgelhopf adapted from Food For My Family
Yield – 9 inch Kulgelhopf cake approximately 15 thin slices.

6 eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
220g butter, softened
Pinch of salt
338g caster sugar
225g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons thickened cream (whipping cream)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract/paste
½ cup chocolate chips


1) Preheat oven to 170°C (325º F). Generously grease and flour an 8-inch kugelhopf pan.

2) Using an electric stand mixer or handheld mixer beat butter and salt together. Add caster sugar and beat until creamy and light in colour.
3) Turn  mixer to a medium speed and add one egg yolk at a time until all 6 yolks is well combined.
4) Sift together the flour and the baking powder in a separate bowl. In another bowl, whisk the thickened cream and vanilla extra together.
5) Turn mixer to low speed. Add approximately ½ cup of flour and allow it to be incorporated. Follow this by 1 tablespoon of the cream and vanilla mixture. Continue alternating until both flour and cream vanilla mixture is are gone. Do not over beat stop when mixed.
6) In a separate bowl, using the whisk attachment beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff. Slowly fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Do not over mix.
7) Spoon a thin layer of batter into the very bottom of the kugelhopf pan. Add chocolate chips and gently mix into the batter and pour into tin.


8) Bake for 70 minutes, check at 60mins to see if it is cooked. Leave to cool on rack for 5 to 7 minutes before turning it over onto a plate. Wait until it is cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.

– It is important to grease and flour pan to avoid it from sticking
– Do not over beat mix as it will make the cake tough
– Spreading a thin layer of batter at the bottom of the kugelhopf pan will stop the chocolate chips from sticking to the pan
– Can substitute chocolate chips with raisins, sultanas or any dry fruit


Now to win your own Baker’s Secret Kulgelhopf pan, simply enter the competition below! Happy Baking 😀

To enter this giveaway:
– Leave a comment and tell me  what cake will you make with this Kulgelhopf pan?
– For more entries please ‘Like’ me on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter ~ If you’ve already done that please let me now! Thank you!
– Giveaway ends on the 23rd June (Sunday) 
– You may reenter daily, one entry a day
– Winners will be chosen by and announced on this blog and notified via email on the 24th June (Monday)
– Open only to all Australian residents (Sorry International Readers!)

Winners Announced

Congratulations Peita and Ms I-Hua you are the winners of this giveaway! So happy we will all be able to make pretty Kulgelhopf cakes now! Happy Baking 😀

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Daisy@Nevertoosweet received the Kulgelhopf tin as a gift from Kitchenware Superstore ,however, was not paid to write this recipe or review. 

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48 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip – Kulgelhopf + Giveaway *WINNER ANNOUNCED*

  1. Tina @ bitemeshowme June 17, 2013 at 8:57 am Reply

    I want to try to make a lemon buttercake.. I’ve been so obsessed with lemons lately. And my dad has just picked off all the lemons off our tree and we’ve got like 5 crates full! haha

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 17, 2013 at 10:08 am Reply

      hey that’s a good idea 🙂 I didn’t think of that hehe ~ do you have a recipe you can share with me? I was just given a small bag wish I had so many lemons at home like you do! I hate buying them hehe xo

      • Tina @ bitemeshowme June 17, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply

        I don’t actually. I would have just used my normal butter cake recipe and add some lemon juice and zest… praying it will work out?! lol

  2. Hannah June 17, 2013 at 9:24 am Reply

    I’d make something with peanut butter (I’m still a resident 😉 )

  3. Dinner of Herbs June 17, 2013 at 9:31 am Reply

    I would make my Lemon Bundt cake ( ) properly this time, with the correct bundt pan size! No more monster cake!

  4. Narelle Rock June 17, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    I would make a wholemeal banana cake topped with lemon icing! yum!!

  5. Narelle Rock June 17, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

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  6. hotlyspiced June 17, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    I don’t have one of these cake tins either and I do feel they’re a must-have. I think I’d make something like a steamed pudding because it would look so pretty coming to the table and it’s just the kind of weather for a warming dessert xx

  7. Peita at Leo's Cheese Bar Adelaide Central Market June 17, 2013 at 10:56 am Reply

    HI, I would bake a rich Butter cake with local, natural, jumbo sultanas and a layer of marzipan! Dusted with icing sugar- an Australia and European combo!
    I would love one of these pans and I love your Tea set !

  8. Dumpling Love June 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm Reply

    I’d make a pandan cake with coconut on the bottom of the tin so that when you flip it out, it’s like a green cake with a cloud of coconut on top. Then drizzle with gula melaka syrup before serving =)

  9. renxkyoko June 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply

    I’ll make a fruit cake, from my Grandma’s recipe ( with lots of rhum in it )

    Give it to me, give it to me !!!! ~( ^_^~)

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Aww there’s nothing quite like a freshly baked kugelhopf! 😀 Yours looks fantastic Daisy!

  11. missemzyy June 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I would make your Nutella banana bundt cake! I tried it a while ago and it was delicious 🙂

  12. Choc Chip Uru June 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm Reply

    OMG your cake looks absolutely gorgeous 😀
    If I won this lovely tin, I would make a beautiful Black Forest chocolate cake!

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. anastasiastarz June 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm Reply

    A Pandan Chiffon Cake!
    Following on fb & twitter.

  14. Bam's Kitchen June 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Such a beautiful cake! It looks like your cake is dusted with pretty snow. I think this pan is crying out for some monkey bread…!

  15. Candice June 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I have some of the Philly Chocolate Frosting from the Good Food & WIne show, so I think I would be making some sort of chocolate cake, possibly a marble style cake (getting a bit inventive here…)

  16. gourmetgetaway June 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply

    I would have tto make a white choc, milk choc marble cake in this tin. What a gorgeous shape!! I would then need to drizzle some ganache over the cake and then eat it quickly before the family came home!!

  17. gourmetgetaway June 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply

    P.s I have been a follower for ages 🙂 xx

  18. AmberB June 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply


  19. AmberB June 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm Reply

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  20. AmberB June 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm Reply

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  21. N June 17, 2013 at 11:44 pm Reply

    Wow that cake looks great! I would definitely want to try making it.

  22. viveka June 18, 2013 at 3:58 am Reply

    Haven’t seen a tin like this since my grandma was alive – I’m not a baking goddess … so good luck everybody. Love you photos .. and I’m sure I would love a couple of slices from the cake too.

  23. Michelle @ The Bakeanista June 18, 2013 at 6:36 am Reply

    How can Ricky not like it?!! I think it looks amazing!!!

    I remember my colleague (who has just married her Hungarian boyfriend of 9 years) have told me bout this amazing Hungarian kuglof cake that his Mum would make on every festive occasion. It’s quite like a marble bundt cake and texture looks similar to yours. For all I know they could be the same thing! She brought some in to work for me to try once and it was yum, so I’d love to recreate it with this Kulgelhopf pan. 🙂

  24. Amy A June 18, 2013 at 8:46 am Reply

    Chocolate chips are always better than sultanas anyway! Looks yum 🙂

    I would make a hummingbird cake in a Kulgelhoph tin – pineapple, coconut and banana with cream cheese frosting.

    Ps liked on FB – thanks for the opportunity to win, baking tins are the best!

  25. Nami | Just One Cookbook June 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Such a beautiful cake… Bundt cake always look so pretty and fancy! I need to buy the mold one day so I can make a fancy looking cake. 😀

  26. Dumpling Love June 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply

    i would make a basic choc cake…then drizzle (ok, more like ‘drown’) it in ganache…

  27. chris June 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm Reply

    it looks delicious 🙂

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    peace. x

  28. AmberB June 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm Reply

    Such a great prize – thanks for the chance

  29. Iron Chef Shellie (@IronChefShellie) June 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm Reply

    The funniest spelling was a Continental bakery near my old work that spelt it wrong. GOOGLEHOFF!! bahaha

    I’d made a googlehoff, with all the colours of GOOGLE! bahahaha!!

  30. liannelow June 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm Reply

    I would want to make a fig kulgelhopf! hehe Just cause I’m fig crazyyyy! hehe Lovely one you made! Love a yummy dense cake and what more with chocolate chip? hehe xx

  31. N June 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm Reply

    I’d make a peanut butter and nutella marble cake!

    [Following on twitter]

  32. milkteaxx June 19, 2013 at 12:09 am Reply

    i didnt know this was called Kulgelhopf pan! i should of saved the one that my friend who has now relocated left behind! i thought it was just a funny shaped chiffon tin haha! ps liked and followed 🙂

  33. milkteaxx June 19, 2013 at 12:10 am Reply

    oh forgot to say what i was going to make… im obsessed with oranges atm,so maybe juice it and zest it into the cake!

  34. Dumpling Love June 19, 2013 at 11:56 am Reply

    currently craving citrus so i’ll make an orange cake with some choc chips.

  35. AmberB June 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm Reply

    I love baking but have never used one of these types of tins

  36. james310 June 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Something with pumpkin or maybe something limey. Followed on Twitter Jamie_M_32
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  37. Dumpling Love June 20, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply

    black sesame cake =)

  38. msihua (@msihua) June 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm Reply

    My new found apple cinnamon yoghurt cake! Boom!

  39. AmberB June 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm Reply

    This would definitely inspire me to get into the kitchen to bake something delicious!

  40. Dumpling Love June 21, 2013 at 8:27 am Reply

    persimmon cake

  41. Dumpling Love June 22, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    ginger chai-spiced cake. Soooo obsessed with chai!

  42. AmberB June 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Banana cake would be delicious too

  43. AmberB June 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm Reply

    A citrus cake

  44. Ling June 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply

    This will sound funny. But I want to make a pandan chiffon cake. I always wanted to bake one but do not have a bundt tin. 🙂

  45. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) June 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply

    I just culled a lot of my cake tins. Due dents, and wear. Time to buy more ones I say 🙂 Beautiful looking cake, and I need one of those tins!

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