Bublanina – Czechoslovakian Bubble Cake

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Bublanina is a traditional Czechoslovakian cake, “Bublanina” comes from the Czech word for bubble, probably because the batter bubbles up around the fruit. For me it was the name that first caught my eye while searching for a Czech recipe for my “Baking Around the World” challenge. And once I saw what went in it, seasonal fruits in a souffle like batter. I just HAD to make it. And it was delicious.

Bublanina for all seasons

This cake can be made all year round using seasonal fruits, most common fruits are plums, cherries, strawberries, nectarines, apricots and blueberries. The cake reminds me of a French Clafoutis and Polish Plum Cake.

Making the Bublanina

A lot of the recipes I saw required whipping up egg white for extra air, but I decided to go for the one bowl method. Which basically means you add all your ingredients except the fruit into a bowl, whisk it up, top with fruit and put it in the oven. As easy as pie or in this case, cake 🙂

I’ll still go through it all step-by-step
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You’ll need, fruit, flour, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, lemon zest, vanilla sugar and baking powder.

 

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In a bowl, add sugar,

 

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Flour,

 

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And baking powder..

 

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Give it a light whisk.

 

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Add eggs.

 

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Oil.

 

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A pinch of salt.

 

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Lemon zest.

 

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Vanilla sugar (I’m using my homemade vanilla sugar)

 

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And milk.

 

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Give it a good whisk till it’s all combined and a smooth batter.

 

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Pour it into your baking tray.

 

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Top it with fruit and put it into the oven.

 

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You’ll end up with a delicious, light, moist cake.

 

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All that’s left to do is grab a slice, take a bite and feel the soft cake just melt in your mouth. delish!

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So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start baking!

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This recipe adapted from and inspired by About Food.

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Bublanina Recipe - Czechoslovakian Bubble Cake
An easy, one bowl recipe for Bublanina, a Czechoslovakian Bubble Cake.
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Rating: 3.35
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Bublanina – Czechoslovakian Bubble Cake | An easy, one bowl recipe for Bublanina, a Czechoslovakian Bubble Cake. This cake is moist, light and airy and a breeze to make. A great cake all year round. | http://www.cakieshq.com
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Rating: 3.35
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven at 175 °C / 350 °F and grease and flour a 10 inch / 24 cm cake pan.
  2. Add the sugar, flour and baking powder into a bowl and whisk lightly.
  3. Add in the eggs, oil, salt, lemon zest, vanilla sugar and milk and mix until combined a you have a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a cake pan and top with the fruit, spreading on the batter evenly, covering the entire cake pan.
  5. Put it into the oven for approximately 45 minutes. When a skewer comes out clean the cake is done.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

10 comments

  1. Susan
    10 June 2019

    Have it baking in the oven. I have other recipes for this cake but wanted to try one where everything is thrown into one bowl minus the fruit of course.

    Plus recipes are best when the ingredients are ones you always have at home.

    As kids we nicknamed this spit cake because the cherries still had the pits and you had to be careful not to swallow the pits and spit them on your plate

    1. 11 June 2019

      Such a fun story, thanks for sharing!
      I hope you enjoyed the cake 🙂

  2. Ky
    12 February 2019

    Excellent ! I love baking with vanilla sugar and this cake was out of this world ! I used sour pitted cherries ?

    1. Rachel (Cakies)
      13 February 2019

      I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the cake! I haven’t tried it with cherries yet, but sounds like a winner to me!

  3. Carl
    30 August 2017

    What size cake pan would you use”?

    1. 8 September 2017

      Hi Carl, I used 10 inch / 25 cm cake pan for this recipe.

  4. KR
    26 May 2017

    Look delicious. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. 28 May 2017

      You’re welcome 🙂

  5. Klara
    6 May 2017

    Great cake, I used palm sugar, just under 1 cup very loosely packed, no vanilla sugar, just extract and 1 liquid cup (dry cup equals 250ml) of buttermilk and frozen strawberries, turned out moist and fluffy with a tiny hint of sour from the buttermilk. Keeper for sure

    1. 7 May 2017

      Hi Klara,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. It is so versatile you can change it up into anything you like. Your version sounds delicious!

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