How To Make Simple Delicious Bundt Cake (Babka) For Easter

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There are certain recipes that evoke fond childhood memories. For me there’s one cake that always makes me think of those great moments. I remember visiting my grandma on many occasions and for some reason the scent of ‘babka piaskowa’ (bundt cake) was always in the air. This by far is my favorite childhood memory. So in perfect time for Easter I’m showing you how to make simple yet delicious bunt cake.

Babka‘ or Bundt cake is a very popular dessert in Poland. ‘Babka’ means grandma or woman in Polish so it’s a perfect name for a cake that your grandma would make. This recipe has been passed on from my grandma to my mom and now to me. Don’t you just love those family traditions? I think it’s such a wonderful way to always remember your loved ones and celebrate their life. It’s been so many years since my grandma passed away. But every time I smell and taste this beautiful bundt cake it’s like I’m transformed back to my grandma’s house. I believe this is the magic of food. When you make something with rich history and put your heart into it, it makes all the difference.

How To Make Simple Delicious Bundt Cake (Babka) For Easter

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This recipe is really easy to make. It only requires 9 ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. I hope you enjoy this tasty treat and have a wonderful Easter.

Bundt Cake Ingredients

3 3/4 cup of flour

2 1/4 cup of icing sugar

6 eggs

375 gr. of butter

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp of arrack, rum or vanilla essence

3 tbsp of sour cream

2 pinches of salt


2 tsp of cocoa (optional)

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Bundt Cake Baking Directions

Melt butter in a pot on the stove top and mix it with the icing sugar. Break the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Put the egg whites aside. Add the yolks to the butter and sugar. Mix well.

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and arrack essence. If you can’t find arrack essence you can easily substitute with either rum or vanilla essence. Arrack essence is very popular in Poland therefore it’s easy to find. But I’m not too sure of its popularity in other countries or North America.

Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. Add sour cream and salt. Mix all ingredients very well.

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add the beaten eggs to the rest of the mixture and incorporate well.

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Bundt Cake Pan

To bake this bundt cake you’ll need a special bundt cake pan. You’ll recognize the bundt cake pan by its distinctive shape. When the cake comes out it resembles a large ring shape. You should be able to find the pan at a baking store or you can always buy it online.

Grease the bundt cake pan with some butter and sprinkle it with a little bit of breadcrumbs. This ensures that the cake doesn’t stick to the pan when you want to remove it. Pour half of the mixture into the pan. At this time if you want to make a multicolored bundt cake you can add 2 tsps of cocoa into the other half of the cake mixture and incorporate it well. Then you would pour that half of the mixture into the middle of the cake pan. This ensures that the chocolate is incorporated into the center of the cake. If you’re making a white bunt cake you can simply pour the entire mixture into the cake pan.

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (170C). Bake the cake for about 45 minutes. Insert a clean wooden stick into the center of the cake and when it comes out clean the cake is ready.

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Let the cake cool. Flip the cake upside down using a serving plate and let it slid out of the cake pan. Sprinkle the entire cake with a thin layer of icing sugar.

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Step-by-step Easter bunt cake recipe

Step-by-step #Easter #buntcake #recipe #dessert #cake #baking

Final Thoughts

So there you have it; a perfect ‘babka piaskowa’ (bundt cake) that’s ready to serve to your family and friends for Easter. I hope you’ll fall in love with it as much as I have. If you want more tasty Polish dessert recipes check out my other favorite faworki fried dough pastry here.

What do you think of this recipe? Do you have a favorite childhood dessert? Let me know what are your family’s dessert traditions during Easter and for other occasions.

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  1. Dr. Elise Ho says:

    I actually really like a basic cake. I do not need all the frosting and things.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh me too. Most of the time at least. That’s why I just love this one. It’s pretty simple yet still tastes so delicious.

  2. pakulele says:

    I agree, this one is very simple and tasty. I usually make one with banana inside ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh nice. I made amazing banana bread a few weeks ago so I need to post that recipe as well.

  3. Meera says:

    The cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      My pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Christina says:

    it looks delicious! I will have to try this recipe.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I hope you do and let me know how it turned out!

  5. Kate says:

    I love polish baking! This cake looks delish but paczki are my fave!!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh yes there’s so many great Polish desserts. I love paczki too. Have you checked out my recipe for angel wings? Those are my favorite.

  6. Iva Ursano says:

    I’m drooling. I don’t have an oven in my apartment so I think you should just make me one and deliver here to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      He he he I wish I could ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. amiekay says:

    Oh, this cake looks yummy and simple! I wish my family had more traditions like this to pass down. Growing up, most of our meals were take-out and I don’t think my mom knows how to bake to save her life!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Ha ha ha! My mom is an awesome cook and she can bake too ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jalisa says:

    This looks yummy. I know when I make a Bunt Cake in the future I will be making this one. Great story about you and your Grandma.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh thank you so much. I hope you do make this cake soon!

  9. Paula – Gone with the Wine says:

    Mmm… getting hungry here! I used to have a Polish coworker who sometimes brought Babka to work. So delicious! We also do that layered cake in Finland which has stripes… we call it Tiger cake. I love it!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh how great for you Polish colleague to bring babka. Interesting to hear about the similar cake in Finland. Sounds delish.

  10. The Aesthetic Scientist says:

    This looks so simple yet yummy. Too much of decoration of cakes is really not my thing haha.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      He he he I know too much of a good thing can be just too much. I agree.

  11. Agring says:

    This cake looks yummy and simple to make. I will probably try this sometime. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      You’re very welcome. I hope you do. You’ll love it โค๏ธ

  12. hillcitybride says:

    I love bundt cakes! They are so pretty and fun to make. And this recipe sounds so delicious. Yum!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh that’s awesome to hear. I love them too.

  13. Monika says:

    We call these ‘bรกbovka’ in Czech! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love them!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      On nice. Yes there must be many versions. I’m sure your version is just as delicious.

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