Babkas You've Been Missing Out On

Pumpkin, Rye and Chocolate Babka

Fun to say, fun to eat, babka is an often overlooked sweet yeasty cake. These light-as-air bakes are often made from a twisted length of dough, feature fruits or chocolate add-ins, and topped with a crumbly streusel. While it’s traditionally cooked for Easter and spring holidays, you can enjoy this blissful cake with a swirled motif. We’ve collected 11 beautiful babkas to enjoy anytime. Take a look, pick your pastry, and bake away.


Chocolate Babka


You can’t go wrong with semi-sweet chocolate and cinnamon in a eggy bread with a simple dusting of sugar on the finished product.

Found on Baker By Nature


Pumpkin Spice Babka


With ginger, allspice, clove, and nutmeg this babka is filled with smooth pumpkin puree and drizzled with a cinnamon, vanilla syrup.

Found on My Jewish Learning


Peaches and Cream Sweet Babka


The real hero here is the fresh peach filling that features homemade orange sugar, orange zest and lemon juice, paired with a decadent vanilla cream.

Found on Southern Fatty


Sticky Caramel Pecan Babka


A bountiful dark brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and pecan filling makes this vanilla based babka worth the extra napkin.

Found on The Kitchn


Nutella Babka


The soft hazelnut flavor and texture of Nutella makes this a rich but easy dessert to twist up.

Found on Front and Main


Sweet Potato Pie Babka


Sweet potato puree mixed with Madagascar bourbon vanilla and nutmeg, in a sweet potato-infused dough.

Found on A Brown Table


Cinnamon Babka


The streusel on this cinnamon and sugar filled babka is a spicy breakfast option.

Found on Tori Avey


Pumpkin, Rye and Chocolate Babka


Get ready. This pumpkin dough babka has maple sugar and uses rye flour, which is then filled with coarsely chopped chocolate and ground cinnamon.

Found on The Bojon Gourmet


Salted Chocolate Marzipan Babka


This babka’s filling is dark chocolate, marzipan, and slivered almonds. Even better is its rum-vanilla glaze.

Found on Half Baked Harvest


Matcha Black Sesame Babka


Fine matcha powder gives this cake its green hue, while coarsely ground black sesames and honey make up the filling.

Found on Fix Feast Flair


Apricot Cream Cheese Babka


Dried apricots, orange juice, and lemon juice fill this flaky, light babka, which is topped with a brown sugar streusel.

Found on Brown Eyed Baker

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