This delicious King Cake recipe is a traditional Mardi Gras dessert that will surely be a hit at your next celebration. With a sweet dough filled with cinnamon and sugar, topped with colorful icing and sprinkles, this festive cake is perfect for bringing the spirit of New Orleans to your home. Enjoy a slice of this King Cake with friends and family as you celebrate the season!

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 8


  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Green, purple, and yellow sprinkles


  1. In a small bowl, combine yeast and warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, warm milk, melted butter, salt, eggs, and yeast mixture.
  3. Gradually stir in flour until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  5. Punch down dough and roll out into a rectangle. Spread melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon on top.
  6. Roll up dough into a log and shape into a circle, connecting the ends. Place on a baking sheet and let rise for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.
  8. In a bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make icing. Drizzle over the cake and sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  9. Slice and serve, enjoying the sweet flavors of this festive King Cake!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 450 || Carbohydrates: 75g || Protein: 8g || Fat: 15g || Fiber: 3g

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