Basic Krantz Cake

Sara Wasserman Recipe By
  • Cook & Prep: 2.5 h
  • Serving: 10
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A Krantz 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 (14)

Dough

Filling

Glaze (optional)

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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

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  • pessie dewick

    Basic Krantz Cake

    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.
    Posted by pessiedew |February 28, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi Pessie. Can you clarify what you mean?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 26, 2017
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    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.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 28, 2017
    0
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  • pessie dewick

    Basic Krantz Cake

    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.
    Posted by pessiedew |February 28, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi Pessie. Can you clarify what you mean?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 26, 2017
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    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.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 28, 2017
    0

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