Babka Piaskowa

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 Ingredients:

250 g unsalted butter
2 cups caster sugar (about 350g)
5 eggs
2 cups all purpose, sifted flour (300g)
1.3 cup potato flour (200g)
1/2 glass of milk
2 tsp baking powder
about 4 tablespoon cocoa

2 tsp vanilla (or 1 vanilla sugar, 16g)
icing sugar or chocolate glaze for decoration

Directions:

Mix the butter with the sugar utill nice and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well. Mix both flours with baking powder and add gradually to the batter. Mix well each time. When it's getting to thick add milk and vanilla and mix well again. Take few spoons of the batter to another bowl and add cocoa. Coat a cake pan with butter and dust with flour, tapping out the excess. Pour the white batter into the baking dish (traditionally it should be round with a whole in the centre). On the top spoon the cocoa batter. Bake in preheated oven in 350 F (180 C) for approx. 55 minutes. After cooling sprinkle with icing sugar or cover with chocolate glaze.

 

Comments (10)
  • Anonymous
    Ness-try extract or vanilla sugar. I am guessing that the essence or powder would be fine as well, but never used it before. Vanilla sugar may be difficult to get if you live out of Europe. I buy mine at polish or European store, but honestly-I ran out of this constantly and use extract and there is no difference. Hope that helps (:
  • Ness  - Vanilla
    Just wondering with the vanilla if you mean vanilla essence/ vanilla extract/ vanilla powder or something else. Really want to try this recipe but want to make sure I have the right stuff. Thanks
  • Anonymous
    Lila-sorry, I just saw your comment. Caster sugar is white and very fine. British people call it "granulated sugar".In US caster sugar is finer than the granulated one. In Poland it is just regular, white sugar. Do not mistake it with powdered one. If you cannot find it in your grocery store-use the coffee grinder. It will work. Hope that helps.
  • Lila  - Sugar
    Please tell me what "caster" sugar is.
    Thanks,
    Lila
  • AP
    @punjabski -you need to use all purpose flour-plain. Hope this helps!
  • punjabski
    Could someone let me know which flour is been used... self raising or plain? I presume plain all purpose because of the baking powder but need confirmation:) thank-you
  • natasha
    Fabulous cake and super easy. Will certainly make this again.
  • Anonymous
    Perfect recipe, so light and fluffy! everybody loved it! Thanks!
  • Queenbaker
    Add me to the list of satisfied recipe try-ers!! I really enjoyed this cake and so did all of my family. I followed the directions exactly and veryone couldn't get enough!:) Thank you so much for sharing it!I will make it often.
  • Anonymous
    Very Good even without the cocoa.
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