Friday, February 20, 2015

King Cake



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! 




10 comments:

Anne@FromMySweetHeart.com said...

Beautiful cake Anabel! I had thought to make this, but wasn't sure how to cut down the recipe for one cake. Now I wish I had. I would have loved a slice of this for breakfast today! : )

Paloma said...

Your cake looks amazing Anabel! :) Great job! I am glad everyone enjoyed it! ... I might try it instead of our traditional one... was it better in your opinion? I am not that big of a fan of the "rosca" ... let me know!

The Ninja Baker said...

Looks to be one treasure filled cake, Anabel. Do believe I'd love this current version as well as the past versions with streusel =)

Amy @ Spin The Meal said...

I had never heard of king cake before I saw it in our cookbook this year. Did you hide a little toy or something in it, Anabel? Your cake looks wonderful...well done!!!

Maria Zioga said...

Lovely cake Anabel! I was torn between the King Cake and the Mississippi Mud and I chose chocolate over cinnamon but I think I am going to give it a try... maybe next year! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cupcakery said...

Ya.. I am going to have to go back and make this! It my second choice and reading your description, sounds like I will love it too! Looks great Annabel, well done you xxx Hazel x

Elle said...

Your King Cake looks perfect, with a beautiful crumb and swirl of cinnamon. Glad your family liked it. Lucky family!

Sandra Lee said...

My yeast phobia got the best of me and I decided against this one. I would have fainted trying to half a yeast recipe! Thanks for taking one for the team it looks great!

Stacie said...

I love the bright sprinkles, but I am so scared of yeast, so this one scared me away. Yours looks like a winner though!

Rachel | A Sweet Muddle said...

Hi Anabel, I'm so glad to see another King Cake in our last bake and yours looks lovely. I agree this recipe makes a beautiful cake. So light and lovely.