Item# WLRECIP-8790

King Cake

Item No. WLRECIP-8790
Amount
About 10-12 servings
Skill Level
Beginner

The King Cake is a staple of any Mardi Gras celebration. This delicious French-style dough is decorated with a sugary glaze, then topped with sanding sugars in traditional Mardi Gras colors. For an extra dash of flavor, this king cake also features a sweet cinnamon filling you're sure to love. A sweet treat you're going to love making every year, this King Cake recipe will put the crowning touch on your Mardi Gras celebration!

Ingredients

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Bread

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  • 1-1/3 cups warm milk (105°F)
  • 2 packages (1/4 oz. each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Filling

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Glaze

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