Definition of babka in English:

babka

Pronunciation /ˈbäbkə/ /ˈbɑbkə/

noun

  • A loaf-shaped coffee cake made with sweet yeast dough to which raisins, chocolate, or nuts may be added.

    ‘Polish Americans have, in addition to the sausage, also contributed staples to American cuisine, including the breakfast roll, bialys, the babka coffeecake, and potato pancakes.’
    • ‘Light-footed waitresses pace the floor slinging babka French toast and eggs with kielbasa, and - mostly - plates of pierogi to a mixed crowd of chatty locals.’
    • ‘Following the Easter Liturgy, the priest blesses colored eggs, sausage, babka (special Easter bread), and cheese.’
    • ‘Baba or babka is one of the most distinctive of all Ukrainian breads, traditionally served at Easter.’

Origin

Polish, diminutive of baba (see baba).