Cake for Dinner: Robert’s ‘Guglhupf’ or The Best Austrian Cake Ever – No Kidding!

My Urban Kitchen

I don’t usually bake Austrian tortes, sweet strudels, or cakes for that matter.  I leave that to the authentic Austrian in my house to do.   So would you if you wanted the real thing.

Late yesterday afternoon my Austrian husband had a craving for his aunt’s famous Guglhupf,  a plain, but delicious delight.  I love it when he gets a craving for things Austrian because it means I get to sit back and watch the master work and then eat the results.

We had cake for dinner yesterday!   I have to confess I ate 2/3 of it alone or as Robert says, 2,200 kcal’s.   It was worth every bite and every single calorie.

Here is the recipe:


4 eggs – separated  |  4 egg whites |  4 yolks

250g sugar

120 ml oil (sunflower)

220g flour

10g baking powder OR 1 tablespoon baking powder

1 pkg vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 C milk


First, beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry.  Next, mix the sugar and egg yolks in a separate bowl.  Add the juice of one lemon to the yolks & sugar.  Slowly fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture and then s l o w l y fold in the dry ingredients – the flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar if you use  the package vanilla sugar from Austria.  If you use vanilla extract,  add that to the yolk mixture.   Finally, slowly add the milk,  a little at a time, with a spoon.  Do not over mix.

Pour the cake batter into a  greased and floured Guglhupf form,  or if you don’t have one,  you can use a bunt or angle food cake pan.

Bake at 180 Celcius or 350 Fahrenheit for 40 – 45 minutes or until it tests done.

If you bake this cake please let us know how it went and how you liked it.  Thanks!


One thought on “Cake for Dinner: Robert’s ‘Guglhupf’ or The Best Austrian Cake Ever – No Kidding!

  1. Actually, it was my aunt’s recipe, I changed it a little bit for my taste. Almost every Saturday my aunt in Mondsee (the village near Salzburg, you might know it from the movie “Sound of Music”) made this delicious cake. After work we came together and everybody ate a piece. Most of the time the cake lasted until Sunday evening or even to Monday morning. But Barbara managed to finish off the cake in the span of 2 hours!


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