King Cake

King Cake


Unique recipe makes 1 ring formed loaf Change Servings
Makes servings US Metric Regulate Recipe (Assist)
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages lively dry yeast

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup heat milk (one hundred ten levels F/forty five levels C)

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 5 egg yolks

  • four cups all-function flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon floor nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 (eight ounce) package deal cream cheese

  • half cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 1/four cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon multicolored sweet sprinkles

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  • PREP

    30 minutes

  • COOK

    30 minutes


    2 hrs forty five minutes

King Cake


  1. In a big bowl, dissolve yeast and white sugar in heat milk. Let stand till creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the egg yolks and melted butter into the milk combination. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, nutmeg and lemon zest. Beat the flour combination into the milk/egg combination 1 cup at a time. When the dough has pulled collectively, flip it out onto a flippantly floured floor and knead till clean and supple, about eight minutes. Frivolously oil a big bowl, place the dough within the bowl and switch to coat with oil. Cowl with a humid material and let rise in a heat place till doubled in quantity, about 2 hours.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and half cup confectioners’ sugar. Combine properly. In one other small bowl, mix the remaining 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and a couple of tablespoons milk. Combine nicely and put aside.
  4. Flip the dough out onto a floured floor. Roll the dough out right into a 6×30 inch rectangle. Unfold the cream cheese filling throughout the middle of the dough. Convey the 2 lengthy edges collectively and seal utterly. Utilizing your arms form the dough into an extended cylinder and place on a greased baking sheet, seam-aspect down. Form the dough into a hoop press the infant into the ring from the underside in order that it’s utterly hidden by the dough. Place a nicely-greased 2 pound metallic espresso can the middle of the ring to take care of the form throughout baking. Cowl the ring with a towel and place in a heat place to rise till doubled in measurement, about forty five minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 levels F (one hundred seventy five levels C).
  5. Bake in preheated oven till golden brown, about half-hour. Take away the espresso can and permit the bread to chill. Drizzle cooled cake with lemon/sugar glaze and adorn with sweet sprinkles.


  • Energy
  • 462 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • sixty nine.5 g
  • 22%
  • Ldl cholesterol
  • 128 mg
  • forty three%
  • Fats
  • 17.three g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • eight.1 g
  • sixteen%
  • Sodium
  • 512 mg
  • 20%

* % Every day Values are based mostly on a 2,000 calorie food regimen.


“This a candy bread that’s made throughout Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It has a cream cheese filling and a easy glaze. A tiny plastic child baked into the bread and can convey good luck to whoever finds it.”

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