Item# WLRECIP-8790

Mardi Gras King Cake

Item# WLRECIP-8790

Mardi Gras King Cake

Item No. WLRECIP-8790
Amount
About 10-12 servings
Prep Time
30 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
2 hr 30 min

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 New Orleans Mardi Gras colors. For an extra dash of flavor, this easy King Cake recipe also features a sweet cinnamon filling you're sure to love. A sweet treat you're going to love making every year on Fat Tuesday, this traditional 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
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Miniature plastic baby (optional)

Cinnamon 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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  • Notes:

    To add a plastic baby:
    Before adding the plastic baby to the cake, make sure the cake has completely cooled. Once cooled, cut a small slit in the bottom of the cake and insert the baby. Traditionally, whoever finds the baby is said to have good luck, and is tasked with hosting next year’s party and making the next King Cake.

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