Potato Bundt cake/Bramborová bábovka

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I was intrigued by this recipe in a recent issue of our favorite Czech cooking magazine, Apetit, which is for a Babovka, Bundt cake, made with potatoes. I set out to follow the recipe, but as usual, I changed a little here, a little there (I omitted a packet of pudding mix, for example) and now I’m not sure how much it resembles the original. The potato gives it a wonderfully moist texture, it’s more delicate than I expected, and not too sweet. Perfect with afternoon tea, perhaps. We don’t have a potato ricer and while I used a hand mixer to beat the potato mixture there were still quite a few small lumps in the batter. No matter – they aren’t apparent at all in the finished cake.

Potatoe Bunt Cake

Potato Bundt cake
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Babovka, Bundt cake, made with potatoes. I set out to follow the recipe, but as usual, I changed a little here, a little there (I omitted a packet of pudding mix, for example) and now I’m not sure how much it resembles the original. The potato gives it a wonderfully moist texture, it’s more delicate than I expected, and not too sweet. Perfect with afternoon tea, perhaps.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 250g/2 2/3 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 250g/8.5 oz cooked potatoes, mashed well or put through a ricer
  6. 150g/3/4 cup sugar
  7. 100g/4 oz butter, softened
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 3 Tbs buttermilk or kefir
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. zest of one lemon
  12. 100g/4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 C. Grease and flour an 8-cup Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, potatoes, kefir or buttermilk, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  3. Scrape into the Bundt pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until top is golden.
Adapted from Apetit Magazine
Adapted from Apetit Magazine
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