Delicious! I made this for my grandma's birthday and everyone loved it. I used pecans for the topping instead of almonds because those are her favorite, and it turned out amazing.
FANTASTIC!!! The "optional" cheese filling is NOT an option - It's MANDATORY! I added a cup of almonds to the batter along w the cranberries for extra texture. Will make again soon bc it's all gone
This was delicious! Total bakery quality. I made it with the optional cheese filling and it was fantastic. I only used 8 oz of cream cheese and felt that was more than enough. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is one that I will be using again and again.
My husband and I are babka lovers. We loved it. My mom did too. We are used to the bakery style ones. This was just as good. I also skipped the cardamom and it still tasted good. Looking forward to making another one. My mom also said I can make one for her too.
This is the ONLY babka recipe that even stands next to what I used to eat as a child. I made one for my parents, myself, my good friend and my sister. All said it was the best they ever had! One comment is that the cheese amount given was too much for how I made it. I found that 8 oz was perfect.
I made this recipe at Christmas with white raisins and dried apricots. My Polish husband loved it and this has become my official babka recipe! For Easter I made this with dried cherries and the cheese filling. I only had 8oz of cream cheese so I added ricotta cheese with great results. The kitchen is smelling wonderful and I am looking forward to a slice for breakfast tomorrow! Thank you for this great recipe!
I made the cheese babka.It is really, really good. I did not add cardamom and I used white raisins. I was looking for a cheese babka for Easter and this is it. This will not last long on the table.
OMG, this is one of the best things i have ever made! I was too tired to grind up bread crumbs and did not have almonds so i did not use either. I also exchanged the cream cheese for farmers cheese to save on the fat content, although not as creamy, it was still good. Next time i'll try half farmers and half cream cheese.