Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

– DOUGH – 1 package 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast – 1 cup warm water no more than 110°F [43°C] – 1/3 cup sugar – 4 1/2 to 5 cups bread flour or 5 1/2 to 6 cups bleached all-purpose flour – 3 eggs – 1/4 cup peanut corn, or canola oil – 2 teaspoons salt – 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 or pecans chopped – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – GLAZE – confectioner’s sugar – yellow green and purple food coloring (or colored sprinkles)


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Cook time: 40 min

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1 large cake



prep Time

2 hours


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This Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe is a beloved New Orleans Mardi Gras dessert. it is a soft and sweet ring-shaped bread similar to a brioche filled with cinnamon sugar filling and topped with a colorful glaze. Nothing compares to your own delicious homemade King Cake. Sure to be loved by all at every Mardi Gras Party!

The secret of a perfect  King Cake?Patience and good timing. – The dough quires extra time to rise. It should be made with lots of patience and love, as with any yeast dough.

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