King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

a real king cake

King Cake is a traditional pastry served for the celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is made with a rich bread dough that is filled with a cinnamon mixture and braided into a ring. It is typically frosted, and adorned with purple, yellow and green (purple to represent justice, green to represent faith, and gold to represent power).

King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

King Cake is a traditional pastry served for the celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is made with a rich bread dough that is filled with a cinnamon mixture and braided into a ring.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast (.25-oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind), warm (100-110F)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
  • 8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • King Cake Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring
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Photo courtesy of: Meche’s Donut King – Rue Louis XIV

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