Saturday, March 2, 2024

Fast and Simple King Cake

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Blended, baked, and frosted in simply over an hour: Fast and Simple King Cake. No downside. And simply in time for Mardi Gras or Kings Day.

Quick and Easy King Cake | @tspcurry

With Mardi Gras in only some days, this yr undoubtedly requires a Fast and Simple King Cake. What makes it ‘fast and simple’? Mainly, it’s a no-yeast, buttermilk candy dough. However extra on that during a minute. First, a couple of info on King Cake:

It’s usually baked between Kings Day (Epiphany on January 6) and Mardi Gras by means of New Orleans bakeries and different King Cake-loving people (me and my buddy, Rebekah!)

In line with this NPR article, the little plastic child this is/was once baked within symbolized child Jesus on King’s Day (Epiphany) the day the 3 Kings/3 Smart Males visited him. There are all kinds of fascinating and humorous tales on how this plastic child was once baked within the cake…and now usually isn’t baked within.

Baby Jesus in King Cake

King Cake is normally:

  • Now not in reality ‘cake’ – however a yeast bread with a cinnamon/sugar-filling
  • Formed right into a braided ring
  • Frosted with creamy white frosting
  • And sprinkled with gold, red and inexperienced coloured sugar

My King Cake began at midday on Kings Day! I made up our minds to marvel my children with a King Cake as an after college snack. At 3:00 PM once they walked throughout the again door, there have been shouts of marvel throughout. There, sitting at the kitchen desk was once the brightly-colored cake.

This King Cake is fast and simple as a result of:

  • It incorporates no yeast – so there is not any upward push time.
  • Buttermilk bread dough that I tailored so it might be pressed out, then rolled up.
  • Baked it in a gorgeous beveled bundt pan to simulate the braiding.

King Cake baked and frosted in a little over an hour: Quick & Easy King Cake for Mardi Gras | @tspcurry

And my model is more healthy! It has a couple of ton much less butter and sugar. However it will have to nonetheless be sprinkled with sugar on best; it is because tasting the dusting sugar first in your tongue makes the cake appear additional SWEET (sweeter, in truth, than including extra sugar within).The normal Mardi Gras candy do-it-yourself in a bit of over an hour: Fast & Simple King Cake by way of @tspcurry Click on To Tweet

Might your Mardi Gras be candy!

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King Cake in a bit of over an hour? Yup! Because of a different form of dough – and a secret technique to bake this Mardi Gras favourite.


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup entire wheat pastry flour + about 1/4 cup or extra for shaping dough
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon desk salt
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Inexperienced, red, and gold coloured sugars for dusting


  1. Grease a bundt pan neatly with butter and flour or baking spray containing flour.
  2. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and Kosher salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a big blending bowl, the usage of a fork, stir in combination all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 cup entire wheat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, soda, salt.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk in combination buttermilk and a pair of tablespoons melted butter. Upload buttermilk aggregate to flour aggregate and stir with a big wood spoon till all flour is integrated.
  5. Flip onto a neatly floured (with entire wheat flour) floor, mud with extra flour.The use of your fingers form and pat dough right into a 16 x 5 – inch rectangle. Brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon aggregate – leaving 1/2-inch border. Fold dough over filling. Reduce into 3 items for simple switch into bundt pan. Switch to bundt pan and gently press seams again in combination. Brush best of dough with closing 1 teaspoon of butter.
  6. Bake in a heated 425-degree oven for roughly 25 mins or till edges are slightly golden. Let cool in pan for five mins. Turn pan over and switch onto a cooling rack or a serving plate (relying on the place you need your icing to pool!)
  7. Whisk in combination cream cheese, milk and confectioners sugar – including extra sugar or milk relying on consistency desired. Drizzle over heat cake.
  8. Sprinkle with coloured sugar

Have you ever ever eaten (or baked) King Cake? Do you’ve different favourite Mardi Gras treats? Tell us – we adore the meals in New Orleans like those Baked Beignets!



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