Marble babka cake

Marble babka cake

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Makes: 1
Preparation: 15 minutes
Baking: 45 – 50 minutes (+ cooling)


3 eggs, separated
240 g continental flour
200 g caster sugar
200 ml vegetable oil
250 ml lukewarm water
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

icing sugar, to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 160℃ and grease and flour a babka tin.
  • Place the sugar, flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the yolks, lemon zest, water, oil and vanilla and combine well.
  • In a second bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then gently fold through the batter mixture.
  • Pour half of the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Add the cocoa into the remaining mixture, combine thoroughly and pour over the light mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then increase the oven to 180℃ and bake further 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a wire rack, upside-down, cover the tin with a wet tea towel and allow to cool. This will help the babka come out easily. Once cooled, remove the tin, dust with the icing sugar and serve.




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