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Polish Babka Piaskowa / Marmurkowa Polish Bundt Cake Recipe

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A bundt cake on a plate with icing, showcasing Polish cuisine.

Polish babka recipe is reaching the peak of its popularity during Easter time. This delicious cake is eaten all over the country and it’s loved by Poles of all ages. In this post, I want to share with you the authentic Polish babka recipe.

About Polish Easter Babka

There are 4 kinds of Polish Easter babka:

  • babka piaskowa (sandy babka) – the most popular Easter babka; it’s wet and delicious
  • babka marmurkowa (marble babka)- it’s almost the same as babka piaskowa; the only difference is that it has 2 colors, black and white
  • babka cytrynowa – it’s basically babka piaskowa with lemon flavor (here’s my Polish lemon babka recipe)
  • babka pomarańczowa – babka with orange flavor (here’s my Polish orange babka recipe)
  • babka drożdżowa (yeast babka) – it’s dry and made of yeast (see my raisin yeast babka recipe)

The recipe for the first three Polish babkas are almost the same – you will find it at the end of this post.

Tips For Making Polish Bundt Cake

Don’t Take Your Babka Out From The Pan Too Quickly.

You need to wait until your Polish babka is completely cold before taking it out from the bundt pan. Otherwise, the cake may fall apart.

Don’t Forget To Decorate Your Babka

Here are the most popular things to decorate your Polish bundt cake:

  • powdered sugar
  • sugar glaze
  • chocolate frosting
  • nuts/ dried fruits

Choose The Flavor You Like

Basic Polish Babka

Follow the recipe below but skip adding the cocoa. You will get babka piaskowa.

Polish Lemon Bundt Cake

You will need 1 lemon. Squeeze the juice out of it, grate the lemon skin and add it to your babka cake.

Polish Marble Bundt Cake

This is the Polish babka recipe you can find below.

Polish Bundt Cake Babka Recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Babka Piaskowa Recipe

A bundt cake on a plate with icing, showcasing Polish cuisine.

Polish babka recipe is reaching the peak of its popularity during Easter time. This delicious cake is eaten all over the country and it’s loved by Poles of all ages.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of potato flour 
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup/ 225g of margarine 
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa
  • oil
  • breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F / 180°C.
  2. Melt the margarine.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the cake together (except for cocoa).
  4. Take out ⅓ of the dough and mix it with cocoa.
  5. Grease the bundt pan with oil, then sprinkle it with breadcrumbs.
  6. Alternately pour the white and brown dough into the pan. A bundt pan with chocolate icing, polish food.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.


You can make your Polish babka all white, just don't add the cocoa.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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6 Responses

  1. Is it 1/2 cup of potato flour? Can I use regular flour if I can’t find potato flour?
    Also is the baking temp 365? or 356? And can I use butter instead of margarine?
    Thanks so much, this is my first BABKA

  2. What size Bundt pan? Please respond asap. Just found your recipe and I want to make it today or tomorrow, for Easter. TY

  3. Hi Mrs Karolina! I love babka Piaskowa, it is so good but a few of my family members, including my mom are gluten free, so they couldn’t taste it. So i experimented and made one gluten free and wanted to share the recipe with you so that you could see how I made a gluten free one!
    I didn’t change a lot but I added a few things and made some alterations.

    Babka piaskowa bezglutenowy


    4 eggs
    1 cup of sugar
    1 cup white rice flour
    1/2 corn starch
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 cup butter
    1 tbsp cocoa
    Oil (Pam)
    Pinch of Salt


    preheat oven to 356 F
    Melt butter
    Mix all ingredients together except for cocoa
    Take out 1/3 batter and mix with cocoa
    Grease pan
    Marble batter into the pan
    Bake for 40-45 minutes


    Warm water
    Powdered sugar

    Mix together and drizzle on top.

    For the gluten free one I didn’t have a Bundt cake pan so I used a small circular one. Also for the flour I used bobs red mill stone ground white rice flour. The batter looked the same but tasted a bit different.

    All the times I’ve baked this I have only baked it for 40 minutes!

    I didn’t use breadcrumbs.

    The texture was great and it tasted delicious!

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