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.
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
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
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