This easy Mardi Gras King Cake is a perfect dessert for the Mardi Gras season. If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate the season, let me tell you that this spring dessert is a fun way to go.
This easy King cake recipe is so delicious and in my opinion, should be made year-round LOL! This Mardi Gras cake can be a dessert, coffee cake or afternoon snack. It is decorated in the traditional colors of Mardi Gras.
As we move through the month, it will soon be Mardi Gras as we count down to Easter. A few years back a friend of ours had a Mardi Gras party and it was such a fun way to enjoy the flavors of New Orleans and the traditions that surround the excitement of the holiday.
Today’s Mardi Gras cake recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a fun and festive dessert. I love simple recipes like this one, because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal.
Mardi Gras season is all about fun and celebrating before lent and while you may or may not follow the Lenton traditions, this is a fun way to enjoy the day!
Mardi Gras Recipes
For more great recipe ideas:
- Muffaletta Sandwich Recipe – These traditional sandwiches are a fun dish for your Mardi Gras party.
- Scalloped Potatoes – Potatoes, butter, and just a little bit of cheese make these a wonderful side dish.
- Cauliflower Au Gratin – A lighter side dish for the season.
Mardi Gras King Cake Main Ingredients:
Flour – All-purpose flour works well for this recipe. You do not need to use bread flour.
Pecans– I love the taste of pecans and use them in this recipe, but walnuts may be substituted for pecans.
Sprinkles – You will want to use the traditional colors purple, green, and gold–which represent justice, faith, and power. You can purchase these or make them yourself. They also have some fun Mardi Gras Sprinkles available.
The Baby – Tradition states that a small plastic baby or other trinket is hidden in the cake, and whoever finds the baby is granted prosperity and good luck. The person that finds it is also supposed to host the next Mardi Gras party. If you are going to include this, use a big baby that cannot be eaten by mistake.
How to Make a Mardi Gras King Cake
The full recipe is below, but the basic steps are:
- Combine yeast and water.
- Add butter and eggs.
- Add flour.
- Mix dough
- Roll into a ball, and cover.
- Allow dough to rise.
- Roll out dough and prepare spread.
- Top with filling.
Then, roll dough from one end to another.
Then attach at ends into a circle, like a large donut. Then bake.
And once the cake is baked, you add the icing and sprinkles and voilá! Don’t forget to bookmark this recipe.
Mardi Gras King Cake
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