For the Love of Cooking


Recipes and Resources for Making Great Food

My Recipe Box

May We Recommend

Penne with Tomato Cream Sauce
Find More Favorites

My Recipes

My Menu

My Shopping List

+ Add to Shopping List

Cook's Tools

Cooking Timers
Cooking Measurements
Wine Pairings
Cooking Terms
Bake, Broil or Grill?
My Recipe Box
Shopping List

Traditional King Cake

Rate this Recipe

Serves 1 cake

Make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras in style.


2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter, (melted)
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour
1 cup milk, (warmed)
2 tablespoons milk, (cold)
2 teaspoons salt
5 egg yolks
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon candy sprinkles
1 teaspoon lemon zest, (fresh, grated)
8 oz. cream cheese
2 packs active dry yeast


  1. Pour sugar and dry yeast into warm milk, let dry ingredients dissolve. After dissolved, let stand for 10 minutes, until creamy.
  2. Add melted butter and egg yolks to warm milk mixture, stir ingredients together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together nutmeg, flour, lemon zest and salt. Add to milk mixture and beat together. Once it forms into a dough, pour onto floured surface and knead for 8 minutes. Place dough in a large mixing bowl. Cover with damp cloth and set in warm place to rise for 2 hours.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cream cheese. Mix ingredients together very well. In a separate small bowl, combine cold milk, remaining powdered sugar and lemon juice. Mix ingredients together very well.
  5. Place dough on floured surface, roll out into large rectangle. Spread cream cheese mixture in the center of the dough. Fold dough in half lengthwise and seal shut. Roll dough into a cylinder shape and place on a greased baking sheet seam side down. Form dough into a ring shape. Place a large coffee can in the center to keep ring shape. Cover with towel and let rise for 45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  7. Place dough in the oven, bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove coffee can and let cool. Once cooled, brush lemon sugar glaze on top and sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
Course: Dessert
view disclaimer
In no event shall Foodarama, its affiliates and its third party providers be liable to you or any third parties for any illness or damages of any kind, direct or indirect, arising out of, or in any way connected with, your use of the information or recipes provided on, or accessed through, this website. Service provider, its affiliates and its third party providers disclaim any liability, loss or obligation in connection with the content provided on this website. This website, and the recipes and information on this website, are provided strictly "as is" and without warranty of any kind, and should not be construed in any way as medical advice or instruction. Consult the appropriate health professionals before using any of the recipes or information on this website.

Similar Recipes:

Rate this Recipe


Please Log in to comment

The comments section is here to help you have a great cooking experience. Keep that in mind and be on your best behavior as you chime in. Comments will be monitored and removed if off-topic, rude, or hurtful.



Please Log in to comment
See Other Recipes Like This
Mardi Gras

The perfect recipes for the school year!

When it comes to the school year, you usually have less time to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try these tasty recipes, they're easy, quick and delicious! View Recipes >

Throw something on the barbie!

Summer is here and boy do we have a few delicious recipes for you! Try them out today, you won't regret it! View Recipes >

The Real Flavor of Mardi Gras!

Ah, C'est bon ca (Ah, that's good), describes cajun cooking perfectly. Louisiana has a cuisine that's unlike anywhere else in the United States. Mixing French with Southern, and making something truly unique. View Recipes >