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Bublanina (Fruit bubble cake)

Czech bubble cake made by www.cooklikeczechs.com
© www.cooklikeczechs.com
Bublanina is a traditional Czech dessert that is enjoyed throughout the country. It’s typically made with a simple sponge cake that’s studded with fresh fruit like strawberries, cherries, or blueberries. Bublanina is light, airy, and a lovely taste of summer.

The name ‘Bublanina’ comes from the Czech word ‘bublina’ which means ‘bubble’, referring to the cake’s light and airy texture. 

Bublanina has been a beloved dessert in Czechia for generations, and there are many variations of the recipe. Some versions use a yeast-based dough, while others use a lighter sponge cake batter. Some recipes call for the addition of whipped cream or a sprinkling of cinnamon on top – you won’t catch us saying no to that.


This recipe uses high-fat cream to keep the cake moist. We tested this recipe and can confirm it is pretty yummy. And moist. Perfect with fresh strawberries! 


Mark’s recipe features cherries and apricots, finished with a Czech drobenka crumb topping.


If any of your party guests are allergic or sensitive to gluten, whip up this gluten-free Bublanina and be their hero forever! 


Coconut ambassador Erika shares this vegan recipe using coconut sugar, coconut cream, and coconut oil.