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Kougelhopf has spelled so many ways that few people actually know which is the correct spelling. This is the correct spelling. It is made in a bundt tin. I read recently the origin of the bundt tin, it originated in Vienna, Austria. After the defeat of the Ottoman Turks, the Viennese bakers made a tin like a turban turned upsidedown, hence a bundt tin and they make a cake called the Kougelhopf to celebrate. In the Alsace area of France they make Kougelhopf differently, instead of a cake it is a bread, it is a brioche. Both are delicious.
I had wanted to bring home a kougelhopf pan but they were so bulky and heavy, I changed my mind. I bought one recently from my local store. I have yet to make a kougelhopf, maybe soon.