Friday, March 21, 2008


Today new recipes for you: two cakes. *^v^*

First, Lemon Baba

Baba (woman) is a typical polish Easter cake. Baba can be made on yeast or with baking powder.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1,5 cup flour
  • 1,5 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3,5 Tsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 3 lemons
  • 100 g melted cooled butter


  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Preheat the oven to 175°C/360 F, prepare the baking form (any shape you prefer but the traditional baba form is seen above).

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Add slightly beaten eggs and mix into a smooth dough. In a separate bowl mix butter, cream, juice and lemon zest. Combine both mixtures together, pour it into the baking form and bake for about 1 hour (check with a toothpick after 40 minutes whether the cake is dry).

When the baba is ready, mix icing sugar and lemon juice and glaze it.

Orange cheesecake
Very easy to make and very yummy! *^v^*

  • 1 kg cream cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 150 g butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 Tsp potato flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 16g vanilla sugar
  • 1,5 cup sugar
  • juice and zest from 1 big orange
  • raisins, nuts, if you want (I don't like them in a cheesecake)

In a big bowl mix cheese, melted butter, flour, both sugars, baking powder, orange zest and juice and egg yokes. Beat the egg whites into a stiff foam and carefully mix it with the rest of the mixture. Grease the baking form with butter and pour in the dough. Bake in 170 C/360 F for about 1 hour.

You may decorate it later with glazing or icing sugar.

I used one medium (24 cm) form plus some small rectangular forms, because I had to prepare one cheesecake for my parents and one for us. There was enough mixture for a lot of forms! *^v^*

Smacznego! *^v^*

BTW, the doily used in a photo session was made by my mother. ^^


  1. Ohhhh!!! such yummy cakes-thanx for sharing i am adding these to my to try recipes for sure!!

  2. OMG ta babka wyglada fantastyczna!! Wiesz nigdy nie pieklam takeij babki, a wiec oddrazu zapisze sobie twoj przepis is jak sie bede lepiej czula to postaram sie upiec!! Zycze wam tez wesolych swiat! i mam nadzieje ze moze pomalu sie u was wisona pokazuje?
    wracam to lozka bo naprawde nie czuje sie zbyt dobrze!!

  3. oh those look so good - I will have to try them out.

    That doily is beautiful - I can see that talent runs in the whole family :D

  4. Yesterday was my 13th wedding anniversary so I'm baking the first cake as a surprise. Yesterday was too hectic but today it should be a surprise. Yum!