Easter Bunny Babka

easter bunny babka
Yields: 12 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 2 Hr Total Time: 2 Hr 20 Mins
This elegant and delicious Easter Bunny Babka is easy to make, with two main secrets to its success. First, prepare two babka batters of different colors. Second, use a small bunny-shaped cookie cutter. You can also use other Easter-themed shapes such as an egg or lamb.
After baking the darker babka, slice it and cut each slice into a bunny shape using the cookie cutter. Then, arrange the bunny-shaped slices in a baking pan of the same size as before. Cover the bunnies with the second, lighter-colored babka batter. Once baked, the result is not only delightful but also visually appealing, making for a great centerpiece on your Easter table.
This recipe highlights the versatility of babka as a dessert that can be adapted for different occasions and themes. By using a cookie cutter in a fun Easter-inspired shape and pairing it with a lighter-colored cake batter, you can transform a classic babka into a charming Easter Bunny Babka treat that’s sure to impress your guests.
Babka is popular during Easter in Eastern Europe, especially Poland and Ukraine. In Poland, babka Wielkanocna, a cross between cake and bread, is shaped with a bundt loaf pan and served on Easter Sunday. Ukrainian babka has a soft, tender crumb and slightly dense, chewy texture, enjoyed as a dessert or side dish. Both countries love experimenting with fillings and flavors.
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0/15 Ingredients
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    Chocolate Babka
  • Vanilla Babka


0/5 Instructions
  • Make chocolate babka first. All ingredients should be room temperature. Using an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add eggs, one at the time, mixing well each time. Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and add it to the butter. Using a spatula, blend all the ingredients. Add milk and stir until incorporated.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Using extra butter, grease a 9x5" loaf pan and sprinkle it lightly with flour. Pour babka batter inside, even it out and bake for 50-60 min or until toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool cake and slice it. One-by-one cut bunny shapes out of each slice. Set aside.
  • Vanilla Babka
  • Make the batter the same way as with the chocolate babka.
  • Using a greased loaf pan, pour a thin layer of babka batter on the bottom of the pan. Line up chocolate bunnies on top of this layer and cover with the rest of the batter. The batter will not come all the way to completely cover the bunnies but it will rise during the baking, covering them completely.

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