Chocolate Babka Recipe

Chocolate Babka is yummy and delicious Polish bread. Learn how to make/prepare Chocolate Babka by following this easy recipe.
Chocolate Babka Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 14
Calories Per Serving 379
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup unsalted Butter
  • 1¼ cups White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream

  • 1 cup semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Pecans (chopped)
  • ¼ cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
How to make Chocolate Babka:
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Grease a 10 inch tube pan with butter.
  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. Keep aside.
  • Place butter and 1¼ cup white sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed till the mixture turns light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed to medium and beat in the vanilla.
  • Beat the eggs in the mixture, one at a time.
  • Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately into the creamed mixture on low speed. Begin and end with flour mixture. Beat well till the mixture is just blended.
  • Mix together chocolate chips, pecans, ¼ cup white sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Work on to form crumbles.
  • Pour half the batter in the greased pan.
  • Sprinkle half the crumbled mixture and pour in the remaining batter.
  • Top with the remaining crumbles and press them lightly so that they stick to the batter.
  • Cut through the batter and crumbs gently quickly with a knife in an up and down motion.
  • Rap the pan lightly against a hard surface to allow the batter settle.
  • Bake the batter for 40 minutes.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 further minutes until a toothpick inserted halfway between the side of the pan and the tube comes out clean.
  • Remove and cool the cake for 30 minutes on a wire rack.
  • Loosen the cake from the pan and invert it onto the rack. Cool it completely.