This bábovka recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law Maruš once – I bet she didn’t think I’d be writing about her one day 🙂 Bábovka is a typical Czech cake that every Czech lady can make, including me (I can just about manage that :)) It’s a kind of Czech take on the British marble cake. It’s made in a babovka tin – in the UK (or US) look for a gugelhupf tin or a pretty bundt cake tin.
There are tens of different recipes for bábovka out there and this must be the simplest one of them all. You don’t have to spend ages foaming butter a sugar together, instead you just bang it all in a bowl, mix it up and stick it in the oven 🙂 You can modify the recipe to suit your taste in any way you want. You can leave out the sultanas, you can add nuts, you can just leave the batter plain and not add any cocoa – entirely up to you.