Babka (Yeast Cake)
Babka (Yeast Cake)
Try this quick and easy cake recipe from Paul Hollywood City Bakes.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Baking
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time 60 minutes
  • Yield 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Babka:
  • 90 grams Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 250 grams Caster Sugar
  • 5 medium Eggs
  • 55 grams Glucose or Liquid Honey
  • 215 grams Plain Flour
  • 1+½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 150 grams Desiccated Coconut, toasted
  • 150 millilitres Double Cream
  • 1 Lemon, zest
  • 2 Limes, zest
  • 3 tablespoons Jam, your favorite flavor
  • Icing:
  • 200 grams sieved Icing Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • Garnish:
  • Lemon zest
  • Dried Rose petals
Method
  1. Grease a square tin (22cm x 22cm) with butter and dust with flour. Then line with baking paper
  2. Preheat your oven to 160 °C
  3. Place butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream together until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is pale. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat well after each addition. Add the glucose and mix well
  4. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the mixture to incorporate. Add the coconut and cream and mix well Finally, stir in the lemon and lime zest
  5. Pour half the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth to level. Add spoonfuls of jam (evenly spaced), onto the mixture then cover with the remaining cake mix. Smooth the top to level and bake for 50-60 minutes until the cake is golden and well risen
  6. Leave to cool on a wire rack
  7. To make the icing, mix the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Remove the cake from the tin. Brush the top with the icing and scatter over the lemon zest and rose petals

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