Delicious King Cake Recipe

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New Orleans' King Cake Recipe is easy to make at home. You can serve it for breakfast, snacks, or dessert around and before Mardi Gras!  

Ingredient

For the dough – 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup whole milk – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter thinly sliced – 2 & 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast – 1 large egg – 2 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting – 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg For the filling – 1 cup light brown sugar packed – 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted – plastic baby if using For the glaze – 1 & 1/2 cup powdered sugar – 2-3 tablespoons milk – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For decoration – Dark green sanding sugar – Dark purple sanding sugar – Gold sanding sugar

Introduction 

Microwave milk 15 seconds at 105-110°F. Mix sliced butter and ½ cup milk in a stand mixer. Save. Add yeast to the remaining ⅓ cup milk in a small bowl. Foam takes 5-10 minutes.  

Step 1

If not frothy after 10 minutes, restart yeast. Mix egg and yeast in stand mixer. Turn hook. Add flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the basin. Stir-doughing.  

Step 2

Knead slowly 2–10 minutes. Most of the dough should clear and stick to the basin after many minutes. Smooth, sticky dough for 10 minutes.  

Step 3

Cooking Spray large bowl and stir kneaded dough. Pour more fry spray. 1–1.5 hours in warm plastic wrap doubles it. For the filling, mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt,  

Step 4

and nutmeg when the dough is almost done. Buttermelt. Remove dough bubbles. Roll dough into a rough 24x10-inch rectangle on a clean, lightly floured surface. 

Step 5

Cover dough with filling, leaving ½-inch border. Add the plastic baby randomly. Compress dough log seams with long side facing you. Line a big sheet tray with parchment. 

Step 6

End the sheet tray dough circle with a pinch. Plastic-raise 1–1.5 hours to double. Start 350°F oven. Unwrap the cake and slice the dough ⅓ through 8 parts evenly to expose layers.  

Step 7

Do not cut dough. Avoid overbrowning by foiling after 15 minutes. Hold the tray for 10 minutes. Great wirerack. After cake cools, mix powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, 

Step 8

vanilla-icing. Glazing solidifies. Overweight? Coat a cake evenly on a wire rack over a sheet tray or parchment paper to catch drips after cooling. Instant sugaring colors. Serve sliced 30 minutes later. 

Step 9

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