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A coffeecake shaped like a loaf or a cylinder and often flavored with chocolate, cinnamon, nuts, or dried fruit such as raisins.

[Polish, diminutive of baba, old woman.]


(Cookery) a type of sweet Polish cake traditionally containing rum, raisins, orange-peel and almonds


(ˈbɑb kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a spongy yeast cake.
[1965–70; < Polish, diminutive of baba baba]
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Noun1.babka - a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almondsbabka - a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
coffee cake, coffeecake - a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
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