This was fun to make and decorate with my kids. Was time consuming, but it turned out great! I loved the flavor except I would probably double the filling next time I make it. It was really yummy. I was trying to get some filling with every bite and just realized there wasn't enough for my personal taste. The icing was nice and lemony and the flavors meshed very nicely together. My cake turned out a little dry, but that was completely my fault. I left it in the oven about 4 minutes too long. So make sure you only leave it in for the allotted 30 minutes for it to turn out moist. We are still working on eating it from yesterday and no one has found the baby Jesus yet! Thanks for a fun and delicious recipe!
Boy you would not believe the mistakes (all MINE) I made with this cake. I've been planning to make it for months while getting ready for Carnival here in Trinidad. What I did NOT know was how many subs I'd have to make due to availability. No baby- used a bean; No colored sugar- used multi-colored sprinkles; No large can-used a small one. Then add in I was being rushed by DH to "hurry" to go watch the parade and afraid I cannot even post a photo of the finished cake as you would not be happy. But, the forgiveness of this cake even with the one big error I will NOT admit to here everyone enjoyed it and proclaimed it a 5 star and my prep story was the hit of the party if a little embarrassing. I'll be making this again next year but will be much better prepared and hope to give it the attention it deserves.
DD#2 made this for her french class and they loved it. It was really easy(albeit time consuming) to make and the kids thought it tasted great. She was so pleased with how it turned out, it looked beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Yummy! Definitely preferred this recipe to a non-filled King Cake! It was moist and delicious and just right for our celebration. It is a BIG cake, so I would halve the recipe if making for a smaller crowd. Also, I didn't have to use a greased can in the center to get it to hold its shape--turned out beautifully without it. I'll be keeping this with my Mardi Gras decorations to reuse again next year! THANK YOU!
I haven't tried this, but I wanted to add to the whole baby comment made by the recipe-giver: Good luck or not, if your piece has the baby, tradition says that you buy the cake next year.
This is a major project to be enjoyed all along or left to someone who does enjoy it. It's not difficult but many steps and multiple components string it out all day. The dominant flavors in this festive bread ring are the lemon frosting and cream-cheese filling. A slice of it eats like a cream-cheese butterhorn. Delicious! Joyfully made for Photo Tag 2008. Edited 3/26/08 after seeing needed revisions to the recipe.