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Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Poppyseed Cake a la Kugler

Updated on October 17, 2012

Chocolate Poppyseed Cake a la Kuglar

Kuglar Cake
Kuglar Cake
Chocolate Melting
Chocolate Melting
Poppy Seeds
Poppy Seeds
Red Currants
Red Currants
Cafe Gerbeaud Interior
Cafe Gerbeaud Interior
Cafe Gerbeaud in Budapest
Cafe Gerbeaud in Budapest

Hungarian Desserts

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Chocolate Poppyseed Torte a la Kugler

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The Swiss born Henrik Kugler opened a coffeehouse in Budapest in 1858. He soon became famous for his elaborate cakes with fancy fillings. The following recipe illustrates one of the first uses of poppyseeds in a cake and it also utilizes an unusual filling of currant jam.

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Kugler later hired Emil Gerbeaud and together they started Café Gerbeaud, which became one of the grandest pastry shops in all of Europe. It should be noted that in Hungary, restaurants can’t sell pastries. At best their menus might include some strudels or sweet noodle desserts.

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There are several different versions of this cake around, but I have based this recipe on one given by George Lang because his recipes are usually the most authentic. His recipe calls for breadcrumbs instead of flour and I like to use Panko breadcrumbs.

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Some other recipes call for different fillings, but I prefer the original currant jam filling. As a boy, I used to pick the currants from several small bushes in our yard and my mother would make them into Jam. I am still very fond of current jam.

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Difficulty:

Moderate

Preparation Time:

60 Minutes

Cooking Time:

35 Minutes

Baking Temperature:

325 F

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Ingredients: Chocolate Poppyseed Cake

6-Eggs separated

4 Oz. of Butter at room temperature (plus 1 tablespoon to grease the pan)

½ Cup Sugar

½ Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate grated

¼ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

¾ Cup Ground Poppyseeds

Pinch of Salt

½ Cup of Currant Jam to spread on the bottom layer

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Ingredients: Chocolate Glaze

¼ Cup Sugar

3 Ounces of Dark Sweet Chocolate

1 Tablespoon Dutch-processed Cocoa Powder

1 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter

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Baking Instructions:

  1. While the oven is preheating to 325 F, soften the chocolate in a double boiler and then let it cool.
  2. Mix together the butter and the sugar and then add in the six egg yolks one at a time beating the mixture after each addition.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the butter and egg yolk mixture. Then gently stir in the breadcrumbs and poppyseeds.
  4. Whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form peaks and then gently fold them into the batter.
  5. Butter an eight-inch, 3-inch deep cake pan and pour in the batter.
  6. Cook for 35 Minutes in a 325 F oven and then let it cool to room temperature.
  7. Carefully slice the cake into two layers and fill it with the currant jam.

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Making the Chocolate Glaze

  1. Mix the sugar, cocoa, chocolate and butter with ¼ cup of water.
  2. Cook over low heat while stirring constantly for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Spread the glaze evenly over the cake and let it cool in the refrigerator before serving.

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      Voel 

      3 years ago

      hey therefirst a coemnmt to the original post, about the last sentence: \reduce the size of events in order to survive\. this point is one of the things we discuss most about, in the last few weeks (in the kuzeb in switzerland). we somehow managed to have loads of concerts at our place too much. of course there is one part of the people who likes to have this much concerts, but the in the end, they had to admit, that this is not the only important argument. doing concerts requires people helping and if you have concerts every weekend, it is just too exhausting. in addition there is also a lack of visitors they don't want to come every weekend to our place there is so much more, they want to \consume\. this brings me to your post, sado.we experience exactly the same thing! it began with the afterparty of our little festival in october 2010. people seemed to come only for the djs not for the bands. \ok\ we thought \it's their choice..\. The big surprise was in january 2011. We had an \electro gig/concert/whatever\. only on a saturday evening. but, here you go. people we're already coming in the afternoon (we always open doors at 21.00). at 23.00/24.00 we were forced to stop let people enter, cause there we're more than 400 people (that's maximum we set, and which we felt secure and comfortable with). so they waited outside and were aloud in, whenever one came out i know it may seem silly, but we just didn't expect so many! I mean, it's been years we had that amount of people!The \tragic/sad\ thing about this story is (from our point of view), that they only came for the djs. Afterwards we had a lot of discussions about this:Do we want to do electro parties? Aren't there already enough of them?Why does the majority of the collective feel uncomfortable about these kinds of events? What's the difference between a gig with only djs and a gig with only bands? What's the \value\ of the music, djs \do\? Did all these people only come to consume do they appreciate our place, our project (the kuzeb is, after this long time, still autonomic and self-organised)? Other people, coming to our place (for a punk, crust, trash or whatever concert) don't they come to (only) consume too? Where's the difference? Is it maybe just, that we don't know this \scene\?these were some of the questions we discussed afterwards. would be interesting, if there are more of theses experiences?see you there in summer greezmichele

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