King Cake

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Ladymedic

From March 02 Calgary Sun news paper. Looked so good I had to try it. It smells wonderful and was super easy to make.

Top Review by xnomom

I made this for Twelfth Night and I was really pleased with how it came out. Because it makes two cakes I made one with nuts and one without, because some people at the party did not care for nuts. I also left out the raisins because I am not a fan. I doubled the glaze as it did not seem to be enough after glazing the cakes. I reduced the amount of sugar crystals from what is on the picture because I just felt like it would be too much. Everyone loved it and it was delcious even days later heated up for breakfast or a snack.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scald milk remove from heat and stir in butter. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl dissolve yeast in water and 1tbsp of sugar for ten minutes.
  3. Add cooled milk to yeast mixture along with remaining sugar, salt and nutmeg. Whisk in eggs.
  4. Add flour 1 cup at a time until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 8-10 minutes.
  6. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, turn to coat dough. Set in a warm area to rise for two hours.
  7. Punch down dough and divide in half. Roll each half into a square 10 inches by 16 inches.
  8. Combine filling ingriedients and put half on each piece of dough. Roll up jelly roll style bring ends together to form 2 oval shaped rings.
  9. Place rings on cookie sheets covered by parchment paper.
  10. With scissors cut 1/3 of the way threw dough at one inch intervals.
  11. Place pans in warm area to rise again for 45 minutes.
  12. Pre-heat oven to 350, bake for 30 minutes rotating pans half way threw.
  13. Cool on cookie racks for ten minutes. Prepare frosting and drizzle over cakes. sprinkle green, yellow and purple sugar in stripes over the top.

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