variants or gugelhof or less commonly gougelhof
plural -s
: a semisweet cake usually of yeast-leavened dough containing raisins, citron, and nuts and baked in a fluted tube pan

Word History


German gugelhupf, gugelhopf, from gugel cowl, monk's hood (from Middle High German gugel, gugele, from Old High German cuculā, cugelā, from Late Latin cuculla) + hupf, hopf, variant of dialect (Bavaria) hepfen yeast (from Old High German heffan to raise, heave) (hood), heave

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“Gugelhupf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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