Holiday Recipes


Cupcake menorah

An edible Cupcake Menorah is a wonderfully silly way to end the holiday. Light all nine candles, then devour the cupcakes!

1 cup (250 mL) all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp. (1 mL) baking soda
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) vanilla
2 egg whites
2/3 cups (150 mL) plain yogurt
any flavour frosting — homemade or store bought
assorted decorations for topping — candies, sprinkles, etc.
nine candles

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Line 10 muffin cups with foil or paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the sugar, butter and vanilla on high speed for about 2 minutes, or until well mixed. Add the egg whites, one at a time, beating for about a minute after each one. Now add the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt, in about 3 portions each, beating after each addition just until combined, and scraping down the sides to make sure everything is well mixed.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared cupcake pan and place in the oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top and a toothpick poked into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool completely on a rack.
  5. To assemble the menorah, frost all the cupcakes with your choice of icing and decorate in any way your heart desires. Place 9 cupcakes in a row on a platter or foil-covered cardboard base. Place the 10th cupcake on top of the middle one so that itís raised up higher than the others — the "shamash" or leader. Stick candles into each of the 9 positions. When itís time to light the candles — enjoy the flickering flames while you eat dinner, then eat the menorah for dessert!
Makes one cupcake menorah.

How kids can help:


Mix the batter for the cupcakes.


Spoon batter into prepared cupcake liners.


Arrange cupcakes and decorate with icing.
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