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Recipe by Sara Wasserman

Basic Krantz Cake

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
10 Servings
Allergens
2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Diets

A crunch cake is similar to a regular yeast cake, but instead of being rolled, the rolls are twisted into a screw shape, giving them a beautiful look. Bake in a loaf-shaped pan so the cake rises upwards, instead of spreading out sideways.

Ingredients

Dough

  • 5 tablespoons oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup warm water

Filling

  • 3.5 ounces (100 grams) margarine (use soy-free, if needed) or butter, melted

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 4 tablespoons Gefen Cocoa Powder

Glaze (optional)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

Prepare the Krantz Cake

1.

Combine yeast and flour in a mixer bowl. Add remaining dough ingredients and mix for a few minutes until the dough becomes soft and workable.

2.

Cover dough with a towel and let it rise for 1½ hours. You can also refrigerate it for between 3 hours to overnight. If you put it into the fridge, take it out about a half hour before continuing.

3.

Divide the dough in half. Roll one half into a wide rectangle about ¼-inch thick. Spread half the melted margarine onto the dough.

4.

Combine sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon, and sprinkle half of it onto the dough. Roll up into a log and put it aside. Repeat with second half of dough.

5.

Cut each roll in half lengthwise. Twist the two halves into each other, forming a screw shape.

6.

Place each twisted dough into a loaf pan lined with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper. Brush with beaten egg and let rise for another hour.

7.

Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 25–30 minutes, or until the cakes are golden.

8.

For a professional look, prepare a glaze by combining water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat for 2 minutes. Drizzle glaze over the cakes immediately upon removing from the oven.

Credits

Photography: Daniel Lailah Food Styling: Amit Farber

Basic Krantz Cake

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pessie dewick
pessie dewick
7 years ago

Please correct Basic Krantz Cake glaze amounts need to be corrected. A glaze cannot be made with equal amounts of water and sugar, which is how you posted it.

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Cnooymow{shman
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Reply to  pessie dewick
7 years ago

Hi Pessie. Can you clarify what you mean?

Cnooymow{shman
Cnooymow{shman
Reply to  Cnooymow{shman
7 years ago

This glaze is not the type you are thinking of. The simple syrup is there to add moisture and sheen, not like a glaze with powdered sugar.