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Traditional King Cake

Serves 2


1 Eggs, large

Baking & Spices

1 4-ounce) envelopes Active dry yeast
1 And gold-tinted sparkling sugar sprinkles, Purple green
1 Cinnamon, ground
1 Glaze, Creamy
1 Salt
3 Sugar


2 Butter
1 (16-ounce) container Sour cream


100 Water


to 6 1/2 cups bread flour*
  • Masko ♪

    Mardi Gras!! Traditional King Cake recipe. Cream cheese filled version is here:

  • Sister Anne Flanagan

    Today is the official start of King Cake Season in New Orleans (last day: Mardi Gras, and don't be deceived by those opportunistic bakeries that purport to make an "Easter" King Cake! This is a Christmas-related tradition.) Traditional King Cake |

  • Julia Wiard

    Southern Living king cake recipe. I have been making this for a few years now...delicious. This recipe also makes wonderful cinnamon rolls as well for any time of year.

  • GigSalad

    9 Traditional Mardi Gras dishes. Mmm! #MardiGras #MardiGrasParty #PartyIdeas #KingCake

  • Beth W

    Our Most Traditional King Cake Recipe - Southern Living has link to the cream cheese filled one.

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