I'm just really learning how to cook, so I don't know "technically" what is a cake or what is a bread....but If I had to say anything I'd say its a cross between the two. not as good as cake but way better than bread.
from wikipedia, for the eastern european version....I'm belarus, but for some reason "this" is the version thats been family tradition, not the typical belarus one....maybe because it's a polish neighborhood?
It is a spongy yeast cake
that is traditionally baked for Easter
Sunday. Darra Goldstein, professor of Russian at Williams College
says "babka comes from baba, a very tall, delicate yet rich yeast-risen cake eaten in Western Russia and Eastern Poland."
Traditional babka has some type of fruit filling, especially raisins
, and is glazed with a fruit-flavored icing, sometimes with rum
added. Modern babka may be chocolate
or have a cheese