King Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 239.7
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.3 mg
  • Sodium: 277.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Not calorie friendly - use a sugar substitute for sugar; skip salt; substitiue oil for butter/margarien Not calorie friendly - use a sugar substitute for sugar; skip salt; substitiue oil for butter/margarien
Number of Servings: 16


    4 3/4 c flour
    1 c granulated sugar
    1 1/2 c salt
    2 pkg rapid rising yeast
    3/4 c 2% milk
    1/2 c water
    1/3 c butter/margarine
    2 medium eggs or 1 large egg
    1/4 c butter/margarine, melted
    1 T cinnamon


IN large bowl, combine 1/12 c flour, 1/4 c sugar salt and undissolved yeast.

Heat milk, water and butter till very warm (120-130 degrees) and add to dry ingredients. Using mixer on med. speed beat 2 minutes. Add eggs and 1/2 c flour. Beat 2 more minutes. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly in plastic and refrigerate 2-24 hours.

Punch dough down and place on lighlly floured surface. Divid into 3 equal pieces. Roll each to 28 x 4 inch rectangle. Brush melted butter over each rectangle; sprinkle evenly w remaining 3/4 cug sugar and cinnamon. Beginning at long end roll each up tightly like a jellyroy. Pinch seams to seal to form ropes.

Braid rops. Form brain into oval and pinch ends together to seal. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover. Let rise in warm draft free place till doubled in size.

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Bake in preheated over 25-30 minutes until done. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Brush with confectioner's sugar glaze and sprinkle with colored sugars.

Confectioners Sugar Glaze
2c c confectioner's sugar sifter
2-3 T milk or water

Colored Sugars
use prepared ones OR
vigorously shake 1/2 c sugar w 8 drops green food coloring in a covered jaro ro resealable plastic bag until color is evenly mixed
Repeat above procedure with 1/2 c sugar and yellow food coloring
For purple combine 8 drops of blue and 16 drops of red food coloring before combining 1/2 c cup sugar.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TINK66371.

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  • I made this king cake for a project and it turned out too salty. I searched other recipes afterwards and I later found out that it should've been 1 1/2 TSP of salt not CUP. Anyway, the point is that you need to update this recipe before other people create it with 1 1/2 cups of salt instead of tsps. - 2/4/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love King Cake, and this looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it! It would be better if you could include the glaze and colored sugar topping into the nutritional breakdown. I'll have to make this cake soon! Laissez les bons temps roulez! - 1/14/10

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