Leah's Famous Kosher Chocolate Babka

Yep, back in the bakery days, this was the first to sell out. You might ask, "Why not make more?" It's an old retail trick you gotta keep 'em hungry.....and, coming back! This was the most requested video enjoy!


Egg 1
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , divided (for topping)
Flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for topping)
Sweet dough 1 Pound
Mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Cocoa powder 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Melted margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) , divided
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.


2. For topping, in a bowl , add flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup margarine. Beat to incorporate ingredients. Set aside.

3. Divide dough into half, and roll them into long strips about 8x20 inch.

4. For chocolate filling, in oven proof bowl mix chocolate chips, cocoa powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup margarine, and vanilla. Place it in oven to melt chocolate and margarine. Remove from oven and stir.

5. Spread the chocolate mixture on dough. With a scraper, spread it evenly.

6. Lift the edge, pull the dough out, and roll it tight.

7. Cut roll in half, and twist them as shown in video.

8. Put it in pan, and allow it to rest for a minute. With a brush, apply beaten egg on top.

9. Sprinkle crumbled mixture, and put it the oven for 30-35 minutes.


10. Cut it into slices and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 961Calories from Fat 479

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g84.6%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 741 mg30.88%

Total Carbohydrates 121 g40.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 45 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet