Yeast Breads

Chocolate Babka

By An Edible Mosaic

Don't be intimidated to make this! No matter how messy it looks when the raw dough is in the loaf pan, it will likely bake up to be a thing of beauty.

Pro tip

Step 1

Dough. Make the dough and let it rise (12 hours in the fridge overnight is perfect!).

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Step 2

Chocolate filling. Make the chocolate filling! It should be spreadable like Nutella.

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Step 3

Assemble the babka. Divide the dough into 2 equal balls, and roll each into a rectangle. Spread each with chocolate filling, sprinkle on chopped chocolate, and roll them up into logs.

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Step 4

Shape the babka. Cut the babka logs in half and twist the 2 halves together to form a loaf. Place them into loaf pans, and let them rise for about 2 hours.

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Step 5

Bake and top with simple syrup. Bake until the loaves are golden, about 45 minutes at 350F. As soon as the babka loaves are out of the oven, slowly pour the cooled simple syrup evenly on top.

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Delicious buttery soft, fluffy babka with a decadent chocolate swirl!