It’s not a traditional Mardi Gras celebration until someone finds the baby in the King Cake! Typically, king cake is made of a rich, brioche dough and other complicated ingredients, but you can enjoy these five easy DIY Mardi Gras King Cake Recipes at home with simple kitchen staples you already have on hand!
A brief overview of the Mardi Gras King Cake:
A huge part of a traditional Mardi Gras Celebration, especially amongst the kids, is the annual Mardi Gras King Cake. The King Cake is a round to oval-shaped bakery delight that is a cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry. It’s as rich in history as it is in flavor and decorated in purple, green, and gold to match the occasion. In modern day, a small plastic baby is placed inside the cake and whoever finds the baby in their slice is then crowned king or queen for the day and expected to host next year’s party and provide the King Cake.
It isn’t a Mardi Gras celebration without a King Cake, but who has all of that time on their hands? Learn how to make a Mardi Gras King Cake the easy way with this “cheat” recipe. Who will be lucky enough to find the baby this year?
Celebrate Mardi Gras without spending hours in the kitchen with a Praline Pull-Apart King Cake! This quick king cake substitutes store-bought cinnamon rolls for homemade dough and pulls apart like monkey bread.
These days, most King Cakes are made with rich, brioche-like dough, and filled most often with cream-cheese filling. Here, we give you that more traditional version to try!
This super easy King Cake is a semi-homemade version of the traditional Mardi Gras dessert, made with canned cinnamon rolls and colored sugar.
Creating a delicious and festive Mardi Gras King Cake doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Using a store-bought dough saves time, but certainly doesn’t sacrifice flavor!
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