King Cake was among the choices this month on The Cake Slice. This cake is made during the Mardi Gras season which starts on January 6th and ends on Fat Tuesday.
This year for my King Cake I decided to give this recipe a try. It's slightly different from the traditional King Cake I grew up with, which is baked with a streusel topping and candied fruit.
This recipe consists of a yeast dough rolled up with butter, sugar and cinnamon. A delicious glaze finishes off the cake after its baked. I made half the recipe only because it seemed quite a bit of cake, and because I honestly thought this cake was going to end up really rich and overwhelming. It didn't. It was the best King Cake I have ever had. It was light and had the perfect balance of cinnamon swirled in the cake. My whole family loved it!
The only slight change I made was in the glaze, leaving the lemon juice out. Don't forget to visit the rest of the Cake Slice Bakers for their baking adventure this month!