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No-Margarine Chocolate Babka


Great babka or kokosh recipe – best of all, no unhealthy margarine or shortening!


Prepare the Babka

1. Combine all dough ingredients in a large mixer bowl, mix well. Cover bowl and let rise for one hour.
2. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa, sugars, and pudding mix for filling; mix well.
3. Divide dough into eight equal parts. Working with one piece at a time, roll out dough into a rectangle. Smear with a thin layer of oil and sprinkle with filling. Roll up dough jellyroll style.
4. Twist two rolls together, pinching ends; place in large, greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise 45 minutes.
5. Brush with beaten egg. Bake for 40–45 minutes in oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Remember to take challah from your dough. (Read more about hafrashat challah.)


Leave each roll separate and place in small loaf pans for kokosh cake.


Photography and Styling by Chavi Feldman

Food Prep by Chaya Ruchie Schwartz