Gluten Free Babka Cake Recipe

Babka is a tall, airy, unkneaded cake, traditionally baked in a Bundt pan. The cake is often served for Easter in many Central and Eastern European countries, including Poland and Russia. There are many variations of Babka, but usually the top of the cake is filled or covered in a sweet glaze, then decorated with dried fruit.

4 from 7 votes
Gluten Free Babka Cake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Babka is a tall, airy, unkneaded cake, traditionally baked in a Bundt pan and this is a gluten free twist of the classic. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 343 kcal
Author: Natalia Mantur
  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup gluten-free oat flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup cane sugar or preferably Muscovado sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ cup candied orange peel plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 330°F. Grease a Bundt cake pan with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flours.
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the cardamom and sifted flours, and mix together until fully combined.
  4. Stir in the candied orange peel with a spoon.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes. Let cool completely before inverting onto a platter.
  6. Decorate with candied orange peel and sprinkle with powdered sugar right before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Babka Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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