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Mardi Gras King Cake

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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Submitted By: Jo
Photo By: JOSEPHINE ♥ ALLRECIPES
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 16
"A sweet yeast dough is rolled up around a filling of cinnamon, sugar, and pecans, coiled into rings, and baked. It's glazed and topped with purple, green, and gold sugars--or you can decorate cakes with pecans and cherries. Don't forget the plastic baby!"
INGREDIENTS:
PASTRY:
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 
FILLING:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup melted butter
 
FROSTING:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon water
DIRECTIONS:
1.Scald milk, remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of butter. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water with 1 tablespoon of the white sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2.When yeast mixture is bubbling, add the cooled milk mixture. Whisk in the eggs. Stir in the remaining white sugar, salt and nutmeg. Beat the flour into the milk/egg mixture 1 cup at a time. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
3.Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours. When risen, punch down and divide dough in half.
4.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
5.To Make Filling: Combine the brown sugar, ground cinnamon, chopped pecans, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup raisins. Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over the cinnamon mixture and mix until crumbly.
6.Roll dough halves out into large rectangles (approximately 10x16 inches or so). Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough and roll up each half tightly like a jelly roll, beginning at the wide side. Bring the ends of each roll together to form 2 oval shaped rings. Place each ring on a prepared cookie sheet. With scissors make cuts


.....Ophelia Grace...............Mira Lorne...............Jude Bennett.........Liam Daniel Baines.


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Noni2319
by Chrissy on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Yum
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SammiBaby
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM

I've heard it's really good but I've never actually had it before.

Hottmomma607
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:02 AM
Awww I wish we were there in New Orleans! My in-laws had fun today! I've had a couple of King cakes over the years! DH found the baby in his piece,whoever finds the baby has to buy the next one!
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kimber2465
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:06 AM

they are great!! the best place to get one- however isn't in new orleans-lol. it is alexandria louisiana. the bakery is called Atwoods bakery. they have all kinds of flavors!!!

stellarmom1
by Becca on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM

sounds yummy!

fraujones
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Pretty.

Kmakksmom
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Fun!

Stevied13
by Steph on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM
I have to keep this for next year!
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wendums1229
by Wendi on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:11 AM
pretty
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Heather2001
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Mmmm

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