King Cake

Recipe by Ladymedic
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 rings




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