German Quark Bundt Cake

Quark Gugelhupf

Bundt cakes are called Gugelhupf in German and perhaps you heard this before and were not aware that this is a German word.

Germans have many delicious Gugelhupf recipes. The quark in this specific recipes gives the cake a light and moist texture.


German Bundt Cake Recipe

Quark Bundt Cake - German Gugelhupf

Angela Schofield
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Cakes
Cuisine German
Servings 1 Cake



  • 2 1/8 cup flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. butter soft
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract or 1-2 tsp. lemon peel
  • 1 cup quark room temperature
  • Butter and flour to prep the baking pan
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle the cake optional

Glaze (optional)

  • 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk or lemon juice


  • Grease and flour a Gugelhupf or bundt cake pan.
  • Add flour, baking powder and corn starch to a bowl and mix well.
  • Separate the eggs into egg whites and egg yolks.
  • Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and beat until very soft peaks form.
  • Whisk the butter with the sugar, vanilla sugar and lemon extract until light and creamy.
  • Add the egg yolks one at a time while mixing well.
  • Add the quark to the butter egg mixture and blend well on medium low.
  • Sieve the flour mixture on top und mix briefly until just combined.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake at 320F for about 45 - 50 Min.
  • Allow to cool completely in the baking pan!
  • Serve by itself of sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Alternatively: Mix ingredients for the glaze and pour over cake.


Use orange extract instead of lemon in this recipe to achieve a different flavor profile of the Gugelhupf.