The Best Babka in New York City | Taste Test
Andres, the Hungarian bakery and cafe on the Upper East Side, and ask for a babka, they'll hand you this bundt cake-looking thing. "The Hungarian version of babka," they explain, but its real name is actually Kugelhupf (or Gugelhupf or bábovka, depending on what part of the world you're in). Best version in NYC, but only sold whole and he only makes 6 a day.
Polish Hazelnut Babka
Polish Hazelnut Babka on BigOven: The most typical Polish Easter cake is the Babka, a rich sweet bread-like cake, often formed in a "bundt" shape, reminiscent of a woman's skirts, hence its name Babka (Grandmother Cake). Despite its Christian associations, babka is also popular in the Jewish community, particularly those with family origins in Eastern Europe.