Yield: Yields 1 cake
In New Orleans, king cake is to Mardi Gras what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving: the holiday just wouldn’t be the same without it. Similar to a glazed coffee cake, king cake is more of a sweet bread than a cake, laced with cinnamon, shaped like a braid or a crown (depending on the baker, and decorated with sugar tinted the three colors of Mardi Gras: gold for power, green for faith, and purple for justice. As a bonus, a tiny plastic baby is hidden in the cake; whoever gets the piece with the prize gets to host the next king cake party.
This recipe was excerpted from Dam Good Sweet.
Make Ahead Tips
You can store the cake in a cake box or on a baking sheet placed within a large plastic bag (unscented trash bags work well) for up to 2 days.
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It is delicious.
Amazing recipe.I will also try this.
It is so delicious.
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