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Carrot Cake Babka

Moderate

Carrot Cake Babka

Samantha Medeiros

Samantha Medeiros

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Carrot Cake Babka

Method

Dough 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, start by blooming the instant active dry yeast in the warm water.

  • Step 3

    Add in the egg and vegetable oil and mix well. Then add in the white sugar, all-purpose flour and kosher salt.

  • Step 4

    Knead dough in a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment for 8 minutes, adding in more flour if too wet. Alternatively, if kneading by hand, mix for 12 minutes until a smooth ball forms.

  • Step 5

    Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes, then roll out into a large rectangle, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Filling 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a food processor, add together grated carrots and brown sugar. Pulse until well combined.

  • Step 2

    Add in all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, softened unsalted butter and egg white. Blend until a textured paste forms.

  • Step 3

    Spread an even layer onto the rolled out rectangle of dough, ensuring to cover the entire surface area.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle the dough with toasted and chopped walnuts, then roll into a long tube (similar to a cinnamon roll).

  • Step 5

    Split the dough lengthwise down the middle, then twist the two pieces like a rope and tuck into a prepared loaf pan lined with parchment and cooking spray.

  • Step 6

    Mix the remaining egg yolk with a splash of water, and brush the top of the babka with egg wash.

  • Step 7

    Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown, then allow to cool to room temperature. The babka will continue to fully bake while cooling in the loaf pan.

Icing 4 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, whisk together the softened cream cheese and unsalted butter.

  • Step 2

    To your cream cheese and butter mixture, add in ground cardamom and icing sugar, and mix until completely smooth.

  • Step 3

    Adjust consistency with milk, thinning out if necessary.

  • Step 4

    Drizzle the cream cheese cardamom icing overtop the babka, and top with more toasted chopped walnuts.

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Carrot Cake Babka

Moderate

Carrot Cake Babka

Samantha Medeiros

Samantha Medeiros

Instagram
Carrot Cake Babka

Yields:

Serves 8

Prep Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Inactive Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 30 mins

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Ingredients

Babka Dough

  • 1/2 cup water, warm

  • 1 teaspoon instant active dry yeast

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 egg yolk

Carrot Filling

  • 1 cup carrots, peeled, grated and dried

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 egg, whites only

  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Cream Cheese Cardamom Icing

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, ground

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

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Method

Dough 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, start by blooming the instant active dry yeast in the warm water.

  • Step 3

    Add in the egg and vegetable oil and mix well. Then add in the white sugar, all-purpose flour and kosher salt.

  • Step 4

    Knead dough in a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment for 8 minutes, adding in more flour if too wet. Alternatively, if kneading by hand, mix for 12 minutes until a smooth ball forms.

  • Step 5

    Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes, then roll out into a large rectangle, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Filling 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a food processor, add together grated carrots and brown sugar. Pulse until well combined.

  • Step 2

    Add in all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, softened unsalted butter and egg white. Blend until a textured paste forms.

  • Step 3

    Spread an even layer onto the rolled out rectangle of dough, ensuring to cover the entire surface area.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle the dough with toasted and chopped walnuts, then roll into a long tube (similar to a cinnamon roll).

  • Step 5

    Split the dough lengthwise down the middle, then twist the two pieces like a rope and tuck into a prepared loaf pan lined with parchment and cooking spray.

  • Step 6

    Mix the remaining egg yolk with a splash of water, and brush the top of the babka with egg wash.

  • Step 7

    Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown, then allow to cool to room temperature. The babka will continue to fully bake while cooling in the loaf pan.

Icing 4 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, whisk together the softened cream cheese and unsalted butter.

  • Step 2

    To your cream cheese and butter mixture, add in ground cardamom and icing sugar, and mix until completely smooth.

  • Step 3

    Adjust consistency with milk, thinning out if necessary.

  • Step 4

    Drizzle the cream cheese cardamom icing overtop the babka, and top with more toasted chopped walnuts.

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