Babovka – Czech Marble Cake
Czech Bábovka or Marble cake is typical sweet bakery product. Many people remember the time when they were children and there was always a marble cake on their grandmother’s kitchen table. Most people prepare a two-coloured cake with dark and light parts, hence the term marble cake. You can add a lot of ingredients into the dough to make your marble cake unique, e.g. raisins, candied, chocolate or nuts. Marble cake is baked in a special form with a hole in the middle and it is decorated by sprinkling with powder sugar.
- 330g of soft wheat flour
- 330g of icing sugar
- 125ml of milk
- 180g of butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 spoon of cocoa
- 1 spoon of baking soda
- Put softened butter, sugar and yolks to the bowl and stir it together. You can do it manually or use a food processor.
- Mix flour, sugar and baking soda together and then add slowly this mix into the yolk mixture and mix it together.
- Make whipped egg whites and add it into the dough using spatula.
- Separate one third of dough, put there a cocoa and mix it. Now you have a dark part of dough.
- Grease a form for a marble cake using butter and then sprinkle the form with flour.
- Put one part of the light dough into the form and then the dark dough and finally a rest of the light dough.
- Give the form in preheated oven 180°C (F) for 50minutes.
- Tip! Use wooden skewer to try if the marble cake is ready. Stick the wooden sticker into the highest place of the cake and if there isn´t a dough on a stick, your marble cake is ready.
- Take the form out of the oven and after 5 minutes you can put it out of the form and sprinkle it with sugar.