No Alcohol Baba

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Babas
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Amira
Baba cake is a super spongy cake soaked in syrup, filled with whipped cream and topped with fresh/dried fruits. A french decadent fruity dessert that is very sinful.
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  • 2 teaspoons yeast.
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar.
  • 1/2 cup warm water.
  • 2 cups cake flour.
  • A dash of salt.
  • 4 large eggs room temperature.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1 Tablespoon powder milk.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature.

Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 2 cup water.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Apricot glaze:

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserve.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon water

Whipped cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream.
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.


  • In a small cup add warm water, sugar, yeast and mix until combined, set aside.
  • In your mixer bowl, add cake flour, salt, eggs and mix for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla extract, powdered milk and the yeast mixture then mix until all are very well combined. Make sure to scrape the bottom and the sides of your mixer bowl. Cover and let it set for 30 minutes.
  • Add butter and mix very well then cover and let it set for another 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven for 375F.
  • Pour batter ( about 2 tablespoons) on each slot in the pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and let it cool down.

Make apricot glaze:

  • Heat the apricot preserve with water until it is more of a liquid then strain. Set aside.

Make the sugar syrup:

  • Place sugar, water, vanilla and lemon juice in a sauce pan over medium-high until sugar dissolves, turn the heat down to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Dip cooled baba in the hot syrup on both sides then place over a cooling rack to drip excess syrup.
  • Brush baba with apricot glaze.
  • Whip the ingredients of the whipping cream in a bowl until it thickened.
  • Cut baba in half if desired and fill the middle with whipped cream, arrange fruits on top.


Nutrition Facts
No Alcohol Baba
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Carbohydrates 51.7g17%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 4.6g9%
Vitamin A 975IU20%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.7g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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