King Cake

King Cake
Photo by Ditte Isager/EdgeReps

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • Purple, green, and gold decorative sugars
  • 1 fève (fava bean)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 cup milk
    • Several gratings of fresh nutmeg
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 1 cup butter
    • or plastic baby to hide in the cake after baking
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1. For the cake, pour the warm milk into a large bowl. Whisk in the granulated sugar, yeast, and a heaping tablespoon of the flour, mixing until both the sugar and the yeast have dissolved. 2. Once bubbles have developed on the surface of the milk and it begins to foam, whisk in the butter, eggs,...

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Variations on King Cake

  • King Cake
    • 1/2 tsp.ground cinnamon
    • Purple or red and blue food coloring
    • 2 Tbs. light corn syrup
    • Green food coloring
    • 1 large egg
    • 3 Tbs. milk
    • +17 other ingredients
  • King Cake
    • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    • 2 packages dry yeast
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped candied citron (optional)
    • +26 other ingredients
  • King Cake
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
    • 6 to 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    • 2 large eggs
    • +9 other ingredients


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