Hidden Dreidel Pound Cake

As a kid, I remember my mom coming into my elementary school classrooms and teaching all of my classmates about Hannukah. She would bring latkes, read our favorite Hannukah picture book, and at the end of the day would teach everyone how to play dreidel!

My friends all loved to spin the dreidels and it was rare that we would make it through the afternoon without all of the gelt being eaten!

Hannukah, to me, will always mean the box of dreidels coming out of the basement and my mom coming into my classroom. This cake is an ode to those sweet childhood memories. I hope you enjoy!

Vanilla Pound Cake

1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 Cups all purpose flour

1 Cup granulated sugar

4 Eggs

2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

½ Teaspoon salt

Blue gel food coloring

Cookies and Cream Pound Cake

1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 Cups all purpose flour

1 Cup granulated sugar

4 Eggs

2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

½ Teaspoon salt

2 Sleeves of oreos


Begin by making the vanilla pound cake.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. This step is very important as it helps to keep the cake light and not dense.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla extract and salt.

Beat in the flour with the mixer on a low speed.


After the flour is incorporated, add in blue gel food coloring and mix until fully incorporated.


Oil and flour a loaf pan. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. To make sure that the loaf is done, stick a toothpick in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean then the cake is done!


Cool the blue cake completely then take a dreidel cookie cutter and slide it down the middle of the loaf, making one long dreidel shape. (or two if you have a small cookie cutter like me!)


Make the cookies and cream pound cake by creaming together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.


Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla extract and salt.

Beat in the flour with the mixer on a low speed. After the flour is incorporated, add the oreos a few at a time with the miser on medium speed.

Oil and flour a loaf pan. Pour half of the batter into the pan. Place the long dreidel shape on the bottom layer of batter and pour the remaining batter on top.


Bake for 60 - 75 minutes.

Let cool completely before slicing and revealing the hidden dreidel shape in the middle of the cake!



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