King Cake

The tradition of the King Cake is whomever gets the piece that has the baby hidden in it, has to prepared the cake the following year. Definitely not the prettiest cake I ever made.

King Cake

10 Servings - Serving Size: 1 Slice

King Cake

The tradition of the King Cake is whomever gets the piece that has the baby hidden in it, has to prepared the cake the following year. Definitely not the prettiest cake I ever made.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1+1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • colored sprinkles purple, green, yellow

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. On floured surface, roll out the dough to a rectangle of about 10 x 18 inches.
  3. Cut dough in half lengthwise.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and extract and mix until creamy and well blended.
  5. Spread over each piece of dough leaving an inch on each side.
  6. Spread brown sugar mixture over cream cheese.
  7. Roll up each piece of dough loosely longways to form a log.
  8. Seal the final edge with water.
  9. Take both logs and and braid together.
  10. Form braided dough into a circle, pressing the ends into each other.
  11. Brush with water if needed to seal together.
  12. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  14. Hide small plastic baby in the underside of the cake.
  15. Mix powdered sugar with whipping cream until blended.
  16. Drizzle over top of cake with a spoon.
  17. Immediately sprinkle purple, yellow and green sprinkles, alternating sections of the cake.
  18. Allow to sit until glaze hardens.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/02/21/king-cake/

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