This recipe for king cake from 'The Kitchn' blog is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras. Although this particular cake is largely associated with the festival of Epiphany, the cake has also become synonymous with Mardi Gras. With Fat Tuesday less than a week away, this recipe provides a perfect dessert for celebrating.
King cake is a ring-shaped dessert that is often made from a rich, yeasty bread such as brioche, which has been twisted into a braid. The cake is then stuffed with cream cheese or cinnamon filling. Finally, the cake is topped with plain icing and covered in glittering sprinkles. This recipe for king cake adheres to more traditional recipes, opting for sweet dough and a cinnamon sugar filling.
The end result is a festive treat that is perfect for any Mardi Gras celebration.