Babka

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Sharon Whitley

By
@aggiemom20002000

Babka (BOB-kah) is Polish for "grandmother." When cooked in a fluted pan, it is somewhat like a woman's skirt. This is an Easter cake with orange and lemon flavors.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 1 cake
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 clove
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 stick
    butter
  • 1 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 6
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely ground bread crumbs, for dusting pan
  • GLAZE

  • 1/3 c
    warm orange juice
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make Babka

Step-by-Step

  1. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, lemon peel, cornstarch and salt. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
  2. Gradually add flour mixture, vanilla, 1/4 cup of orange juice, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. Stir in raisins.
  3. Lightly grease 10 inch Bundt pan. Dust with bread crumbs. Pour in batter bake in preheated 325 oven 50-60 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn cake out on a wire rack.
  4. To make glaze: Combine orange juice and confectioners sugar. Using a fork, poke holes in the top of the cake Spoon glaze over warm cake. Cool on a wire rack.

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About Babka

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom
Hashtags: #citrus, #polish, #easter




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