I used this recipe for Cinnamon Chcolate Babka (minus the chocolate filling) from Dianna's Desserts, but I won't reprint it here because I wouldn't make it again. While my grandmother liked the bread, I don't think that it could properly be described as a babka. I feel that the filling should have been crisper and that the bread should have been more moist. That said, it did taste good but it wasn't anything exceptional.
You may notice that the bread in my picture does not have a trational, upright babka shape. This is because I decided to bake it on a sheet pan instead of in a ring pan. Big mistake. The filling ran out all over the pan because I couldn't manage to properly seal the ring. My meringue seemed to make the whole dough wet as I was rolling it up, which might be why I couldn't get anything to stick together. Next time I will definately go for a ring or loaf pan.
Mediocrity is such a disappointment.