This Chocolate Babka is made with sweet yeast dough and delicious chocolate filling, braided and baked until beautifully golden. This dessert is made from scratch, just like a Polish grandmother would make it!
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 and ¼ cup of flour and yeast. Set aside.
Place chocolate and butter (both cut into chunks) in a microwave-safe bowl and heat up in 15 secon increments until almost melted. Stir until smooth.
Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar and whisk in until completely smooth. See my tips below!
Preheat the oven to 350° F and bake babkas for 30 to 35 minutes.
Combine water with ⅓ cup of granulated sugar, whisk until the sugar dissolves while cooking it over medium heat. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, then cool while the cake is baking.