The Ultimate Babka Recipe From

This babka recipe will make your bobba smile.

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Member: Cook350
Prep time: 1- 11/2 hours
Cook time: 1 hour
Yields: 3 babka
Level: Medium

Babka cake


The ultimate babka recipe! From “Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking”.


2 oz fresh yeast (or 4½ tsp dry yeast)
½ cup warm water
6½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
12 oz margarine (3sticks)
½ cup warm orange juice
4 eggs
- pinch salt

2 cup sugar
½ cup confectioners sugar
1 cup sifted cocoa
2 Tbsp coffee
1 Tbsp vanilla sugar

4 oz margarine (1stick)
½ cup sugar
1½ cup flour
1 Tbsp vanilla sugar

- oil for smearing
1 egg, beaten for egg wash


1. Dough: Dissolve the yeast in the water with a drop of the sugar. After it has completely dissolved, combine with the remaining ingredients in the mixer bowl. Mix well with a dough hook to obtain a smooth dough. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.

2. Filling: Mix all ingredients and mix well.

3. Topping: Mix by hand to form crumbs.

4. To assemble: Preheat oven to 350°F

5. Grease 3 loaf pan. Divide dough into 3 parts. Work with one section at time.

6. Roll the dough to double the length of the pan (about the size of a cookie sheet) and smear with oil. Smear 1/3 of the chocolate filling over the dough. Roll up jellyroll style and pinch the ends closed. Fold the roll in half and twist 3 times. Transfer to loaf pan.

7.Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle the streusel over the entire roll. Repeat with the remaining two parts of dough.

8. Bake for 1 hour.

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