Polish Babka Cake


Dough ingredients

  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp
  • ¾ cup
    apple sauce unsweetened
  • ½ cup
    vegan butter
  • ½ cup
    cocoa butter melted
  • 2 tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 5 oz
    plant milk
  • cup
  • 1 pinch

Filling ingredients

  • 10 tbsp
    vegan butter
  • 1 cup
    cocoa butter melted
  • 2 oz
    vegetable oil
  • 6 tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup
    sugar 2 tbsp. by the side
  • ¼ cup
    vegan dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp
    nut butter
  • 2 tbsp
    apple sauce unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp


Method for the filling

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat. Add the chocolate and let it melt into the butter. Remove from the heat and mix with a whisk until all the chocolate has melted.
  2. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and mix with a whisk. Set aside in a cool place to harden.

Method for the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the plant milk. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Add the flour, yeast, sugar and apple sauce to a mixer with a dough hook and mix for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the plant milk and butter mix with a pinch of salt to the mixer and mix well on a low speed for about 5 minutes until a very soft dough forms.
  5. Shape the dough into a ball, brush with oil, place in a large bowl, cover the bowl with cling film and set aside for about 1 hour until the dough has doubled in volume.
  6. Meanwhile, line the tin with parchment paper. Alternatively, grease the tin with margarine.
  7. Split the dough in half.
  8. Flatten out one half using a rolling pin, rolling it as thin as you can (about 2 mm thickness ).
  9. Spread half of the filling onto the flattened dough using a spatula and roll into a cylinder shape.
  10. Use a sharp knife to cut in half lengthwise.
  11. Twist the two halves around each other and place in the tin, cover with cling film and let rise for about 45 minutes.
  12. Repeat steps 7-10 with the other half of the dough.
  13. You can brush any leftover filling over the dough and sprinkle with sugar.
  14. After letting the dough rise for 45 mins, the two cakes are ready to go into the oven. Bake for about 40 minutes until they are firm to the touch.
  15. Remove the two cakes from the oven, put on a rack to cool and cover with a towel. Let cool for 1 hour.
Courses: Dessert
Cuisines: Polish
Cooking time: > 1 hour
Season: autumn, spring, summer, winter
Number ingredients: 15-20 ingredients
Preparation method: baking
Type of dish: cake

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