King Bundt Cake

For the Filling – 1/2 cup raisins – 1/4 cup rum or whatever booze you prefer or even orange juice – 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar – 2/3 cup walnuts pecans or even hazelnuts – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon For the Cake – 1 1/2 cups sugar – 1/3 cup canola oil – 6 tablespoons butter softened (I used Earth Balance Vegan sticks) – 2 large eggs – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 cups all-purpose flour – 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour you could use all-purpose flour – 2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1 cup buttermilk I used almond milk For the Glaze – 3 cups confectioner’s sugar – yellow green and purple food coloring (or colored sprinkles)


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Cook time: 50 min

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This King Bundt Cake recipe is a cheater’s version for a quick and easy way to bring a little of the Mardi Gras party to your home. This delightful King Bundt Cake is made with a traditional cinnamon sugar filling without all the fuss of yeast dough baking.

why you'll love this king cake – This king cake is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. – The lightly sweet dough encases a combination of rum-soaked raisins and crunchy nuts, which are then topped with a simple glaze that has the traditional colors of Mardi Gras. – It's dairy-free!

What is it with all the indulgence during Mardi Gras? It is all about excess before the sacrificial Lenten period. It also represents the three magi who were looking for baby Jesus.


Why is there a plastic baby in a King Cake? It’s a tradition to add the tiny plastic baby tucked in somewhere in your King Cake. Whoever finds the baby ends up being “king for the day”. Tradition has it that they also have to throw the next Mardi Gras party!!


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