Apricot orange Kugelhopf

 A cross between a bread and cake, this no knead apricot orange Kugelhopf  yeast coffee cake is packed with chopped dried apricots and brushed with an orange apricot preserve.
Apricot orange coffee cake - A cross between a bread and cake packed with chopped dried apricots and brushed with an orange apricot preserve. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I have always been interested in other countries’ cuisines. There’s something always new to discover through their traditional meals and it makes me feel I’m on a world-wide adventure while still in my kitchen.

Romanian cuisine is not as well known as others and we don’t really have too many  “dishes” we can call ours, lots of them are found throughout Europe under different names.

Kugelhopf (in Romanian guguluf) is a no knead coffee cake, originally from Austria, Swiss and South Germany baked in a special bundt pan, most of the time packed dried fruits and nuts and cherry brandy. I left out the cherry brandy and chose to give my Kugelhopf a summery flavor. Dried apricots, orange zest, chopped almonds and freshly ground cardamom seemed fitting.

Apricot orange coffee cake - A cross between a bread and cake packed with chopped dried apricots and brushed with an orange apricot preserve. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

The recipe for this apricot orange Kugelhopf coffee cake comes from Red Star Yeast. I didn’t change almost anything to their recipe, except brushing it once done and cooled with some apricot preserve mixed with freshly squeezed orange juice for an extra flavor instead of the orange glaze found on Red Star Yeast website.

Apricot orange Kugelhopf recipe

Being a cross between a bread and a cake makes it perfect to be taken to a picnic. And I’m not taking this apricot orange Kugelhopf to any picnic, but one in the company of some amazing food bloggers.

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  2. The Partiologist says

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious, I almost ate my computer screen! That coffee cake recipe will be one I’ll have to try and your photography is stunning!

  3. says

    I want this cake every day not just for the picnic. I adore apricots. The glaze makes me want to jump and make this right now.I actually have some fresh apricots on the counter. Beautiful pictures Roxana.

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    Totally digging this. Reminds me of my mom and all her baking! Love the flavors too.

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