Viennese Raisin Coffee Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes one 8- to 10 inch 20· to 25 cm ) tube cake, depending on the mold size, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Vienna is the undisputed world capital of cake. There are layer cakes, mousse cakes, historical cakes (the Sachertorte of the Hotel Sacher has been a closely guarded secret recipe for over 200 years), and even plain cakes. I recently asked my friend Erika Lieben for her favorite. She wrote back a 4-word response: Gehruerter Gugelhupf mit Rosinen (beaten coffee cake with raisins). “Beaten” refers to the fact that this is mixed like a cake batter and is not the yeast-r