I like a good fruit cake along with the rest of you, but it doesn’t take me long during the Christmas holidays to get sick of it. So when you’ve had enough of eating Christmas pudding, but still need to eat a sweet cake, here’s an easy remedy to the “Too Much Christmas Fruit Cake Woes”, a Gugelhopf gâteau.
Just a bit about the home of the Gugelhopf cake first: Did you know Alsace changed nationality four times since 1871 because the region was caught in the wars between France and Germany? As a border region Alsace has been fought over for centuries by France and Germany. Today, the region is peaceful with seemingly pretty painted villages, fortified towns and sleepy vineyards. Much of the attraction of this breathtaking region also lies in its cuisine.