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Baking a kugelhopf in a round cake pan

Any problems with this besides longer baking time and too much dough? I want to make two round sweet yeasted cakes. Any advice and suggestions appreciated!

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asked almost 4 years ago

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jamcook
added almost 4 years ago

You might want to put foil collars around the pans to support a higher rise.

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added almost 4 years ago

Very good point!

boulangere
boulangere

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added almost 4 years ago

Do you have some large, round pastry tips that you could hold in place in the center as you scrape in the dough? Dense doughs such as Kugelhopf greatly benefit from a central passage for heat.

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added almost 4 years ago

Wow, that's a great tip. Is there anything other than large pastry tip that might work?

jamcook
added almost 4 years ago

Sarah: A small heat proof duralex or Pyrex glass or custard cup could work to make a center hole. However, as I assume you do a lot of baking , there are cake pans with interchangeable bottoms, flat or tubed . I have a 9 inch springform like this which comes in very handy. By the time you put collars on your pans, and something in the center, it will start to get kind of fiddly. Over the years I have collected pans as I needed them for specific baking projects ( I even have a Kugelhopf pan , which I Love!) maybe this is the time to invest in exactly what you need.. You'll have the pans forever.

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jamcook
added over 3 years ago

Hi Sarah ..just wondering. What you finally did with your cakes, and how they came out ?

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