Yummy yummy YUMMY! Three teeny changes next time.....less butter before spreading the cinnamon sugar, more cinnamon in the cinnamon sugar, and no lemon juice in the frosting. The frosting was very rich and I'll be sure to spread it thinner next time. I had a hard time getting the sugar to stick to the icing so maybe next time I'll mist it with water before the sugar?
I must admit, being from down south and knowing just what a king cake is and is supposed to look and taste like, this recipe brings back a piece of home for me. I haven't been home in 8 years. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Made this for Fat Tuesday and it was great! Easy to make and the only thing I changed was to use vanilla only instead of lemon juice in the icing. It was so hard to quit eating! I ended up making another with apple pie filling in it but the cinnamon sugar was our favorite.
Wow this recipe is fantastic! I unfortunately lost the ring in the middle, but it wasn't a big deal. Next time I will place a can in the middle to keep its shape. Very easy to make and extremely delicious. My BF said to me "You know I'm going to pretend it's Mardi Gras every so often so you will make more King Cake" Hehehe! Thanks for a scrumptious recipe! It will go into my favorite recipe folder.
My niece heard of king cakes and wanted me to make one for her birthday. I must admit to being a little intimidated since I know how complex they can be. This recipe was very detailed and led me through each step with ease. Thank you so much for posting this one! I can't wait to try it again using other ideas for filling.