Is a dreidel cake better than any other Hanukkah treat? Not really, but . . .
I love all kinds of desserts for Hanukkah – from the cookies I made when I was a kid and that I made with our girls and our niece (with cookie cutters and colored sugar) to jelly-filled doughnuts to chocolate gelt.
But there is something truly festive about a cake for a family gathering. This year, why not try making a dreidel-shaped cake?
You can use a simple box mix and bake it in a 9” x 13” x 2” pan.
Dreidel Cake Directions
- Cut 2 triangles off the bottom.
- Then place the triangles together at the top of the cake to create the handle of the dreidel.
- Frost however you’d like. Then embellish with what’s most age-appropriate for the little hands helping you.
Decorate with sprinkles, colored sugar, or chocolate chips.
Outline the edges with M&Ms or jelly beans.
Make a gimel pattern in the middle of the cake with icing.
Use licorice strips to draw a dreidel shape; pipe with frosting.
This year, I also purposely saved some of the Halloween candy we gave out, because it has great potential for decorating desserts. Instead of buying a bag of my favorite chocolate candies, which I would be hard-pressed to avoid, I got the huge Costco bag of gummy shapes, sweet tarts, Skittles, Starburst, Nerds, and Swedish Fish, many of which are colorful.
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