Dora Three Kings Cake

Dora Three Kings Cake

This traditional Three Kings Day treat is hiding a surprise inside. It's almost as much fun to make as it is to eat!

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Dora Three Kings Cake
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 25-30 min


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 unwrapped chocolate candy (like a Hershey Kiss) or whole natural almond
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk
  • Yellow, purple, and green paste food coloring
  • 1 tbsp. each of yellow, purple, and green decorating sugar


  • 10-inch ring pan
  • Dora Three Kings Cake Toppers


  1. Step 1. Get ready

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch ring pan.

  2. Step 2. Make the flour mixture

    Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk to blend.

  3. Step 3. Make the wet mixture

    Beat the eggs with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Combine the butter and water in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside. Add the sugar to the eggs and continue beating for 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4. Complete the batter

    Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture until just blended. Add the water mixture and vanilla and almond extract and blend.

  5. Step 5. Hide the surprise and bake the cake

    Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Drop the chocolate or almond into one side of the pan. Bake until cake is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean; 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes. Invert from pan and cool completely.

  6. Step 6. Make the glaze

    To make the glaze, stir the confectioners' sugar in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the milk. Add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until mixture is pourable. Divide the glaze into three small bowls. Tint each bowl with the food coloring to make yellow, purple, and green glazes.

  7. Step 7. Time to decorate

    Place the cake on a serving platter. Drizzle the top of the cake with the three colored glazes, allowing them to drop down the side. Sprinkle colored sugars on top of the glaze.

  8. Step 8. Add the Toppers

    Once the glaze is dry, add the Dora Three Kings Day Printable Toppers listed in the supplies for the final royal touch!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 211
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Sodium: 198mg
  • Total Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Protein: 3g
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