These cupcakes remind me of an adorable story I once heard.
A mother of a large family was seen, by one of her older children giving a younger sibling a full ice pop. Upon seeing that, the older child said “Mommy, in my days we only got a half of a twin pop” to which the mother replied-“yes- in your days you had a full mother with half a twin pop, he has a half a mother with a full twin pop!!”
When it comes to babka I often think of Goldilocks (that's right, the one with the three bears). You see, somehow it's always hard to get the babka "just right". Sometimes, it's too doughy, while at other times too chocolatey, but the perfect balance seems so hard to find. A few years ago I got this recipe from my good friend Shaini, I'm sure you'll agree with me that the only complaint you'll hear will be " someone's been eating my piece...."