A beautiful Star of David cake for Hanukkah! We’re using Nordic Ware’s intricate Star of David cake pan and some blue ombre buttercream! RECIPE + GIVEAWAY INFO BELOW!

Star of David Cake

Ingredients

Cake Batter:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour + extra for the pan
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
cooking spray (for greasing the pan)

Buttercream:
2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
5 cups confectioner’s sugar
blue food coloring

Directions

Bake the cake:
1. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and smooth. Add the vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, mixing with each addition.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the batter in 2 additions, alternating with the sour cream.
3. Spoon the batter into a greased and floured Star of David cake pan. Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centers comes out clean. Cool completely.

Make the buttercream:
1. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, beating with each addition.
2. Divide the buttercream into 3 bowls. Dye one bowl dark blue, one bowl light blue and leave the remaining bowl white. Place about 1/3 of the dark blue buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a medium-sized round piping tip.

Assembly:
1. Slice off the base of the cake to make it level.
2. Spread a generous layer of white buttercream onto the top of the cake, as well as the top 1/3 of the sides. Spread the dark blue buttercream along the bottom 1/3 of the cake and the light blue buttercream around the middle of the cake. This doesn’t need to be smooth.
3. Use a knife or long spatula to smooth the sides of the cake, creating an ombre effect.
4. Smooth out the top edges of the cake, then pipe a Star of David with the dark blue buttercream in the piping bag. Enjoy!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Star of David cake pan:
Knife/spatula for blending the colors:
Blue food coloring:
Cake board:
Rotating cake stand:
Piping bags:

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I would suggest that you include video of you tasting these desserts and just anything you made at the end of each recipes. Either it is by the balcony or taken to tea time or picnic with friends and family. That would be so fun 💙💙💙

  2. 💙💙💙💙Hello!!! OHHH MY GOSH!!! I absolutely love this!!! This was a wonderful video that you made!! I love the cake it is beautiful!!! I really don’t think you should change anything about your channel just that I wish the videos were a little longer, but it is not a problem because we all have busy schedules that we need to attend to!! I love your channel and it is great!!💙💙💙

  3. 💙I wouldn’t change much with your channel, one suggestion however is in a comment I put in another one of your videos. Basically the gist of it was to provide vegan alternatives-for the ingredients-if any are applicable to the thinks you make.💙

  4. Hi, dear! Again a super cool video!💙 I know now what to do when the cake rises or theres a hole(had this problem). Why not making a whole video with baking lifehacks time to time?😊😘

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