8 Creative Hanukkah Cupcakes

Adam Sandler said it best when he sang “instead of one day of presents, we get eight crazy nights!”. So this year, in between catching up with your extended family and tearing away at your Hanukkah gifts, sweeten things up with a festive cupcake or two.

Here are eight of our favorite creative Hanukkah cupcake designs from around the blogosphere. To take your cupcakes above and beyond, try sticking one of our edible dreidels on top for a fun treat that will please your eyes and your taste buds!

Looking for more inspiration for your 8 crazy nights?! Check out our top Hanukkah crafts for some of our favorite DIY ideas to really make your celebration above and beyond.


  • Delicious Dreidel Cupcakes

    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of.. frosting? These creative dreidel cupcakes from The Party Animal are the perfect treat to serve while spinning, betting, and playing!

  • 8 Nights of Frosting

    What’s better than a beautiful menorah? An edible one made of creamy, drool-worthy cupcakes! King Arthur Flour created a creative menorah using basic blue and white cupcakes topped with a blazing candle – simple yet sweet!

  • Candy Confections

    If you prefer to leave the flames out of it, you can make your own cupcake menorah using Twix and peanut M&Ms with this tutorial from Bright Ideas. Who said candy couldn't be festive?!

  • Trendy Treats

    Hannukah gets the ombre treatment with this modern dessert table idea from Best Friends for Frosting. These cupcakes were made using olive oil for an unexpected savory flavor!
  • Mini Marshmallow Menorah

    This cupcake menorah from Pop Sugar is made using marshmallows and gum drops for an adorable sweet treat the kids can help create!
  • Blue Velvet Cupcakes

    Red velvet who? Cleo Coyle put a Chanukkah spin on this fan favorite cupcake with their royally colored blue velvet cupcakes. Chic and sweet!

  • Jam Filled Cupcakes

    Rather than serving the traditional sufganiyot dessert, Susan Berlin of Say it With Cake created these festive jam filled cupcakes for a sweet twist on a Hanukkah classic.

  • A Swirl of Sweetness

    These swirled Hannukah Cupcakes from Sugar Krystles are so simple yet sweet, and will add a touch of elegance to your dessert table. A little bit of frosting sure does go a long way!

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