babka

[bahb-kuh]
noun
a sweet, spongy yeast cake with raisins, traditionally made in the form of a high cylinder, either solid or with a hole, often glazed, and sometimes flavored with rum.

Origin:
< Polish, diminutive of baba baba

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babka

noun
a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds 
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The first time papa brought a babka, it was gone in a flash.
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