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Marmorgugelhupf (Marble Cake)

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Marmorgugelhupf is a traditional Viennese confection of pastry that originates from Germany and is probably the most classic from all the Austrian cakes. The Marmorgugelhupf has a distinctive ring shape or the shape of a torus and consists of two types of batters - the white and the chocolate one inside, the last made with milk and melted chocolate, so it is like half melted. The yeast dough contains raisins, almonds and Kirschwasser cherry brandy. Some also contain candied fruits and nuts. It is baked in a special circular pan with a central tube, originally made of enamelled pottery. The cake is usually eaten with coffee, at coffee breaks.

The Gugelhupf was the sweet chosen to represent Austria in the Café Europe initiative of the Austrian presidency of the European Union, on Europe Day 2006.

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References

Marmorgugelhupf, recipes.wikia.com

Marmorgugelhupf - Marble Cake Recipe, intlrecipesyndicate.blogspot.com

Kleiner Marmor-Gugelhupf, www.morenz.de

Gugelhupf, en.wikipedia.org