Recipe – Babovka



Czech Grandma Cake – Babovka
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 20 Slices


  • Mixer
  • Whisk
  • Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Kitchen Food Scale
  • Bundt Pan


  • 3 cups Instant Flour
  • 1 ¾ cups Sugal (regular crystal)
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Milk (skim, whole, 2%)
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup Almonds (whole, sliced or slivers)


  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease and Flour Bundt pan.
  • Separate egg yolks from whites.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks (best results with a stand mixer, but hand blender works also).
  • Add sugar and butter to egg yolks and beat until creamy (in the mixer).
  • Mix flour and baking powder.
  • Add milk, flour and egg whites to egg yolks a little at a time while beating with a mixer.
  • Split batter into 2 bowls; about half and half. (one will be vanilla, the other cocoa)
  • Add Cocoa powder to one of the bowls and stir in.
  • OPTIONAL – If using almonds, add almonds to bunt pan prior to pouring the batter.
  • Into the Bundt Pan: Pour all cocoa batter first, then add remaining batter from the second bowl.
  • Place in the heated oven and let bake for 60 minutes.


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Keyword Bake, Baking, Cake, Czech, Easy