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Vegan Krantz Cake (Babka)

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Babka (Krantz cake) is a gorgeous braided bread with a sweet chocolate filling, and it's irresistible.

We used almond milk, dark chocolate, and date paste to give you a much healthier and vegan version of this world-famous cake.

Health

Time

2h 40m

Cost

Nutrients

155 kcal

Carbs 21 grams

Sugars 7 grams

Total Fats 6 grams

Saturates 1 grams

Fibers 1 grams

Proteins 3 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

Chart Legend

Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
By visiting the full recipe page, you can get a more in depth breakdown of the nutrients for this recipe. If you prefer reading the recipe in this format instead, a link to the full recipe page will be provided at the end!

Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

Contains Allergens

  • Nuts
  • Gluten

Servings

16

Step 1Part 1

Leave the dates to soak in a bowl of boiling water while you prepare the dough.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 1Part 2

Combine the yeast with 15g (0.5 oz) of plain flour and 30ml (1 fl oz) of lukewarm milk. Leave it to bubble for 5 minutes.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp

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Step 2Part 1

Next, mix the flours with starch and salt.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 2Part 2

Then, incorporate lukewarm milk, oil, and the prepared yeast mixture.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 3

Knead the ingredients for 5-10 minutes into a smooth and pliable dough.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 4Part 1

Roll the dough into a ball, transfer it into a greased bowl, and wrap it in cling film.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 4Part 2

Then, leave it to prove in a warm place for one hour.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 5Part 1

Meanwhile, drain the dates, add them to a blender with the given water, and blitz into a smooth paste.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 5Part 2

Next, melt dark chocolate chunks over a double-boiler, bain-marie, or in the microwave.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 6Part 1

Now, incorporate the date paste into the melted chocolate and leave it to cool down.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 6Part 2

Next, roll out the dough into a rectangle over a large sheet of baking paper. Then, spread the chocolate filling over the dough.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 7Part 1

Starting at the long edge, roll up the dough into a tight log.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 7Part 2

Now, slice it in half lengthwise, leaving one end uncut. Then twist the dough halves, so that the filling is facing up.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 8Part 1

Weave the dough halves into a braid, slice the uncut section, and finish the braid.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 8Part 2

Ease it into a loaf tin and prove for a further 30 minutes.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 9Part 1

Bake the cake for 50 minutes at 180°C (355°F).

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
Step 9Part 2

Finally, brush it with maple syrup and leave it to cool down on a wire rack.

Ingredients List

Glaze (Optional)


Maple Syrup25mL

Filling


Pitted Dates100g
Dark Chocolate 70%75g
Water50mL

Dough


Almond Milk165mL
All-Purpose Flour200g
Wholemeal Flour100g
Instant Dry Yeast7g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Canola Oil70mL
Salt0.25tsp
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