Irish mythology is full of stories about leprechauns-- male faerie folk said to have inhabited the isle of Ireland even before the arrival of the Celts. Preschool and kindergarten kids often leave traps for leprechauns, hoping to catch one, and inherit a little gold in the process. Even if you've got a kid too old to believe that a leprechaun turned the toilet water green, or too jaded to follow the rainbow in search of a pot of gold, you can still stir up some Saint Patrick's Day mischief.
According to legend, leprechauns like to hide their gold in super secret locations. If fairies are real, this cake would make the perfect hideout for leprechaun treasure!
Get into the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day, and give kids some measuring practice in the bargain, with our Leprechaun Treasure Cake. When it's time to eat, everyone at the table pulls a ribbon to see if there's gold on the other end!