With the holiday weekend approaching and me preparing for houseguests, having my house filled with good food has been at the forefront of my mind this week. So, between graduations, travel and work, I squeezed in some time to make babbka – one of my favorite coffee cakes. Also called chocolate krantz cake, this is a huge crowd pleaser, so I thought I’d share it with you.
I found this recipe in Jerusalem – an amazing cookbook packed with more than 100 recipes that gather influences from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish cooks who live in the city. Written by two celebrated chefs who grew up on opposite sides of the divided city, this cookbook is definitely one you should add to your collection!
I chose this recipe because I wanted to have something that was an easy grab in the morning for breakfast, but could also be a quick, sweet snack. I had never made yeast bread before, but it really wasn’t that hard. Yes, there are a lot of directions, but don’t be scared by that. I promise this cake is worth the time and effort – your family and friends will LOVE it! Whether you’re also hosting guests or just looking for a little something different or special for your family, I guarantee this chocolate krantz cake will not disappoint!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!