a sweetened bread, flavored with raisins and almonds, baked in a ring-shaped mold, and usually dusted with powdered sugar before serving.
Origin: 1885–90; < GermanGugelhopf (orig. Swiss G), Gugelhupf (orig. Austrian, south German dial.), equivalent to Gugel a hood with a liripipe and partial covering for the shoulders, worn in the Middle Ages (Middle High Germangugel,Old High Germanchugela, cucula < Late Latincuculla; see cowl) + -hopf, -hupf, noun derivative of Middle High Germanhopfen to hop1, skip, jump; apparently from the cake's tendency to overflow the pan in a shape likened to the headgear