Babka Makowa

Poppy Seed Babka is a delicious cake, buttery, with crunchy poppy seed. So much easier to make than Poppy Seed Roll, so if you need a change or don’t have enough time, you should try baking Poppy Seed Babka. There is no need to ground poppy seed- isn’t it a perfect cake? It would make each family gathering a special celebration. You can make it for Easter or for a special Sunday dinner.

Poppy Seed Babka on a plate
Poppy Seed Babka – Babka Makowa


  • half lb and 2 spoons (250 g) soft butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup and 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons potato flour (potato starch)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup poppy seed
  • half cup milk

Sieve flours and baking powder into a bowl, combining them together.

Place soft butter and sugar in a mixer bowl. Mix it till you get a creamy light fluffy smooth dough. Then start adding eggs – mix in each egg, one by one. Next step is adding flours with baking powder. Then poppy seed and milk. Mix till all makes a homogeneous batter.

Grease the Babka baking form with butter and sprinkle it with breadcrumbs. Transfer batter into the baking dish. Bake Babka Makowa in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 F) until a toothpick comes out dry. When it’s done, leave it to cool and glaze Babka with easy lemon icing.

For icing: take one cup of powder sugar and mix it with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Pour icing over Poppy Seed Babka immediately and leave to cool.

Smacznego! Enjoy!

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