So, I`m a really bad sleeper...
My mom always says, I slept perfectly good until I was 8 months, and then the horror began...
I normally go to bed late and get up early. I don`t need a lot of sleep, and I don`t like sleeping that much.
But right now, I`m trying to improve my sleeping habits. Last night I went to bed quite early and slept 8 hours and woke up around 7.30 this morning...so, I have to admit, I feel like I have more energy!
I think I`m going to do this everyday..at least I`ll try...
Well, as I felt pretty energetic this morning I was in the mood for some baking.
I made a Gugelhupf, that is german, and is just the name of cakes baked in this special cake pan with the whole in the middle.
1 egg yolk
2.5 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp cocoapowder
Grease your cake pan with a little butter and set it aside. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix butter with sugar with an electric mixer for a few minutes. Stir in the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla.
In a different bowl, combine flour with baking powder.
Prepare milk and set 2 tablespoons aside for later.
With a wooden spoon, carefully stir in milk and flour/bakingpowder.
Then put 2/3 of your batter in the cake pan.
Stir the cocoapowder and the milk in the remaining 1/3 of your batter.
Fill the cocoabatter also in your pan.
With a fork mix the cocoa and vanilla batter just a little, for the black and white pattern.
Bake for about 50 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for a bit. Then carefully turn your cake pan over the head and let the cake slide on a nice plate.
Dust with some icing sugar!
This cake is a perfect "dipping-in-coffee-cake".
I dip everything sweet in my coffee, that`s my favorite part of a the dessert.
My darlings, tell me about your sleeping and dipping habits....