Let the raisins soak in some liquid of your choice.
Crumble the yeast in a bowl, add some hot milk and some flour and mix well. Let it double in size.
Mix the rest of the flour, milk, eggs and sugar in a baking machine. Work the batter 15 minutes in the machine.
Add the melted butter and continue for a few more minutes.
Add the yeast in the batter and mix well. Let the dough rest for 1 hour.
Tap the bowl and make sure the dough goes down in size.
Butter a Kougelhopf form, and sprinkle the almond in the form.
Place the dough in the oven form 45-50 minutes.
Take out the cake and let it cool down a bit.
Sprinkle the cake with the icing sugar.