Chocolate Babka Recipe with Nutella

My chocolate babka recipe that I make using Nutella as a chocolate spread. The Nutella has a lovely hint of hazelnut and so it adds a nutty twist to the Babka.

What is Babka?

Babka is a sweetish, braided bread that originated in the Jewish communities of Poland and Ukraine. It’s usually made with a yeasted dough that’s rolled out and spread with a filling, then braided and baked in a loaf pan. The result is a loaf shaped light sweet bread that has streaks of the filling adding a unique flavour to the sweet bread. The most common fillings are chocolate, cinnamon, fruit, and cheese, but there are endless variations.

Chocolate babka

My chocolate babka recipe that I make using Nutella spread.
Chocolate Babka
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Proof2 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Babka,, bread, Nutella


  • Stand mixer
  • 2 Loaf pans


  • 550 gr Flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Dry instant yeast
  • 100 gr Sugar
  • 50 gr Butter
  • 2 lrg Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 200 ml Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Heaped Nutella or chocolate spread

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  • To your stand mixer bowl add – flour, salt, yeast, sugar, and milk. All ingredients should be at room temperature.
  • Now add vanilla essence, butter, and eggs that have been slightly whisked. Leave a small amount of eggs aside for eggwash.
  • Place bowl in stand mixer with a hook attachment and gently mix until the dough is silky smooth.
  • Cover the dough and leave to proof for 1 hour.
  • Gently fold the dough and cover again. Allow to proof for half an hour.
  • Cut the dough in half to make 2 separate loaves.
  • Roll dough thinly into a rectangular shape.
  • Spread the Nutella or chocolate spread evenly on the dough.
  • Roll the dough into a sausage-shape
  • Cut the sausage in half lengthwise. Now gently plait the 2 halves together.
  • Place in a lined or greased loaf tin and cover.
  • Allow to proof for half an hour
  • Brush the exposed dough of the babka loaf with eggwash
  • Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 180℃ for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before cutting.
    Bon Appetit.
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