Mardi Gras was 2 weeks ago, I know, but I love a good King Cake anytime. And I love anything that reminds my of New Orleans.
This morning instead of having my protein shake, I cut into the King Cake that I won at a silent auction and look what I found!
The tiny baby. On the first slice! So, I guess this means a year of good luck..maybe…? (If I had chocked on it, maybe it would bode as bad luck?)
I could do without the beads on the cake, but that’s a minor complaint.
The history and name of King Cake goes back to Epiphany and the 3 Kings. It is made with a brioche type dough and covered in a white glaze with mardi gras colored sprinkles. My cake had a bit of cream cheese filling and some are more butter and cinnamon filled. For more history here’s a link to Wilipedia’s post.
It’s a tradition that should move into Christmas, instead of fruitcake.
Here’s a place to buy one online at kingcakes.com
If you’d like to bake one yourself, you can’t go wrong with Southern Living’s recipe.
Do you have a favorite King Cake recipe or place to buy one? Let me know.