King Cake

King Cake Recipe

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Candace Lemings


Got this recipe from my pastor's wife, it's amazing!

★★★★★ 1 vote
~6 to 8
1 Hr 25 Min
25 Min


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1 1/4 c
warm water
1 1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
cooking oil
3 1/4 c
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
dry milk
2 tsp
active yeast


1 (8oz) pkg
cream cheese
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp


2 Tbsp
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
confectioners' sugar

How to Make King Cake


  • 1Mix ingredients for dough; separate into 2 equal portions. Place on floured board and roll out into rectangles about 1/4" thick.
  • 2Soften cream cheese and mix ingredients for filling. Spread filling over the dough.
  • 3Roll dough sections from long side. Twist the two sections around each other and place in greased tube baking pan.
  • 4Let rise in warm place until double sized (about 1 hour).
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • 6Let cool completely. While cooling, mix ingredients for glaze. When cooled, glaze.
  • 7For added fun, separate glaze into three parts and add purple, green and yellow food coloring, then glaze your cake!

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About King Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #Louisiana

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