I was watching Canadian Bakeoff and there was a Kugelhopf challenge... a festive, yeasted cake with a chocolate-infused spiral. For some reason I said to myself, "I'm making that." So I found a recipe.
(I left out the raisins, since something about "yeasted chocolate cake" doesn't scream "raisins" in my book)
My friend Steve wanted to know what the "crumb" was like, i.e. did it meet his high standard of "diaphanous strands"...? Unfortunately not. This is a workin' man's "kuge", Steve. Maybe next time.