Chocolate chip bundt cake

Polish babka cake with chocolate topping

This chocolate chip bundt cake is a true masterpiece that will surely surprise your taste buds. It is a unique bake that delights with its fluffiness and distinctive flavor. Thanks to the addition of lemon juice and zest, the cake tastes like a traditional sand cake, but the crispy chocolate chips make it moist and fluffy. When cut, everyone wonders what’s inside, and the surprise of discovering the chocolate chips is guaranteed.

It’s the perfect dessert for Easter or as an addition to your Sunday coffee. This bundt cake is sure to please chocolate lovers who are looking for something other than standard brownies or cream cakes. And if you like the taste of sand cake but find it too dry, this recipe will surely meet your expectations.

It’s not just the delicious taste, but also the ease of preparation that makes this cake a winner every time. The Polish chocolate chip bundt cake is an ideal bake that will surprise your guests and be remembered for a long time.

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Baking 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Polish
Servings 20 portions
Calories 252 kcal

Chocolate Polish Babka Cake Recipe



  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 1 tbsp starch
  • 300 g sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar (or vanilla extract)
  • 6 eggs (whites and yolks separately)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g dark chocolate


  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 ml milk


  • 1 tsp butter (to grease the mold)
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs (to sprinkle the mold)



  • Whisk the butter on the highest speed of the mixer until fluffy, then, while continuing to mix, slowly add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. When you have added all the sugar, start adding the yolks, one at a time. Let the batter be well mixed before adding another yolk.
    200 g butter, 300 g sugar, 6 eggs
  • When the butter, egg yolks and sugar are well whipped, you can add the sifted flours, baking powder, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest and grated chocolate. Stir the mass. You can do this with a mixer on low speed or by hand.
    200 g flour, 1 tbsp starch, 1 tbsp vanilla sugar, 1 lemon, 100 g dark chocolate, 2 tsp baking powder
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. Add the beaten egg whites in portions to the rest of the batter and gently combine both.
    6 eggs
  • Put the batter to a buttered and sprinkled with breadcrumbs mold (or lined with baking paper). Bake in an oven heated to 356 °F for about 50 minutes.
    If you don't know if the cake is ready, stick a skewer in the center of the cake and remove it. If the skewer comes out dry, the cake is baked inside.
    After removing from the oven, remove the cake from the mold and set aside to cool. The cake removed from the mold will cool down faster, it will stop "baking inside" and the cake will not be dry.
    1 tsp butter, 2 tbsp breadcrumbs


  • Pour 100 ml of milk into a pot and add a chocolate bar. Heat the chocolate over low heat, stirring thoroughly until the chocolate melts and combines with the milk. If you prefer a thinner layer of glaze on your cake, add more milk to the chocolate.
    If you are afraid that you will burn the chocolate, you can melt it in a water bath or in the microwave.
    100 g dark chocolate, 100 ml milk
  • Pour chocolate topping over the cooled cake. Enjoy!


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Serving: 100gCalories: 252kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 29g (10%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 14g (22%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 72mg (24%)Sodium: 67mg (3%)Potassium: 115mg (3%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 18g (20%)Vitamin A: 333IU (7%)Vitamin C: 0mgVitamin D: 1µg (3%)Vitamin E: 0mg (3%)Vitamin K: 2µg (2%)Calcium: 49mg (5%)Iron: 2mg (11%)Manganese: 0mg (15%)Magnesium: 28mg (7%)Zinc: 1mg (7%)Folic Acid: 15µg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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