Recipe: Cinnamon & sugar babka wreath

Recipe: Cinnamon & sugar babka wreath

Drizzled with icing this babka wreath makes the perfect holiday treat. Author: Maya Visnyei


Recipe: Cinnamon & sugar babka wreath

Who could resist this sweet babka wreath sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. 




  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 batch Easy Quick-Rise Dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp 2% milk
  • Freshly grated orange zest


1 Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2 Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl; set aside.

3 On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 30" x 10" rectangle. Spread the butter all over the top of the dough; sprinkle with the sugar mixture, patting it down with your hands to adhere.

4 Starting at a long end, roll up the dough; trim away the rough ends (approximately 2" from each end). Using a sharp knife, slice the dough in half lengthwise, stopping about 2" from one end. Place the dough cut side up on a work surface. Lift the piece closest to you over the piece furthest from you. Repeat to create a twisted rope of dough.

5 Transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

6 Twist the ends of the dough together to create a wreath shape, pinching and brushing with water to adhere if necessary.

7 Bake until the wreath is golden and sounds hollow when tapped, about 25 minutes.

8 Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

9 Meanwhile, whisk the icing sugar and milk together in a bowl. Drizzle over the wreath and sprinkle with the orange zest; serve. 

Prep & cook time: 1 1/2 hours

Serves: 10


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Recipe: Cinnamon & sugar babka wreath