Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is on February 24th. This symbolizes the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. If you can't make the big celebration in New Orleans, have a celebration of your very own by making this tasty King Cake!

Tami's version of King Cake takes the fuss out of baking by using frozen bread dough. Less time in the kitchen and more time with your family. Enjoy!

What You'll Need 

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
¼ c. granulated sugar
1-tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 c. powdered sugar
green, purple & yellow colored sugars
tiny, plastic baby

What You Do

On a lightly floured surface, roll the bread dough into a 9 x 11 rectangle. Brush lightly with melted butter, reserving about a ½ teaspoon for later use. Mix the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle liberally over the melted butter. Starting at the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll the bread into a long tube. Shape the tube into an oval and lay on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Brush with remaining melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown, approximately 30 minutes.

Once the cake has cooled slightly, hide the plastic baby inside the cake. Mix powdered sugar with a few drops of milk until a smooth consistency is reached. Ice the cake while it is warm. Decorate with colored sugars.

You can get a printable version of this recipe from our website, just click here then click the "print" icon!

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