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.

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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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 33g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 6.9%
* 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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