Easter Babka With Icing

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by ElaineAnn

An easier version of the traditional Polish Babka.

Top Review by lauralie41

This is a very moist and lovely babka but I also had a bit of a problem with the dough. My half and half was expired so I used recipe #168150, used half the sugar and 1 cup of flour for steps 1 and 2. After the mixture doubled in size I followed step 3 but I had a loose sticky dough that did not feel just right. I added an additional cup of flour and that did the trick. My babka did not have much flavor though and I think because I added the extra cup of flour and did not double the vanilla, almond extract, and lemon rind that was the problem. I tagged this for the Please Review My Recipe Game and needed to get my review submitted but would like to make this again as I am sure it would be a wonderful treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in cream.
  2. Combine with half the sugar and flour and let double in size.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except the raisins and knead until smooth.
  4. Add raisins, while continuing to knead.
  5. Grease and flour babka pan (or tube pan). Place dough in pan, cover with a clean cloth, and leave in a very warm, draft-free place until doubled in size.
  6. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. When cool, remove from pan.
  7. Mix icing ingredients well and drizzle over babka.

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