Poppy Seed Gugelhupf


Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

When I make this cake for guests, the aromatic flavor stumps them. Could it be cardamom, five-spice powder, or something even more exotic? They are surprised to learn the source is nothing more than fresh, ground poppy seeds.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350°F. Using a cylinder-shaped pastry brush, butter the inside of a 9- to 9½-inch Gugelhupf mold or fluted cake pan.