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How To Bake King Cake

How To Bake King Cake

This colorful, cinnamon-flavored cake hailing from Louisiana supposedly takes its name from the Biblical Magi—also known as the Three Kings or Wise Men.King cake is associated with the Epiphany, the Twelfth Night, and the pre-Lenten celebrations of Carnival or Mardi Gras.

The purple, green, and gold colors that are often found on King cakes represent justice, faith, and power, respectively.Beginning on the 6th of January, the people of New Orleans throw King cake parties that bring their community and families together.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

2 packages active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)

3/4 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup warm 2% milk

2 large egg yolks, room temperature

1/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 large egg, beaten

 

Glaze:

1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 to 3 tablespoons water

Green, purple and yellow sugars

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO BAKE KING CAKE

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1/2 cup sugar, butter, milk, egg yolks, salt, lemon zest, nutmeg and 2 cups flour. Beat using an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft sticky dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.Punch dough down to let air out. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16×10-in. rectangle. 

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Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring. 

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Brush with egg.Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

 

For glaze:

Combine the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with colored sugars.

 

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How To Bake King Cake

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 5g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  •  
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  •  
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  •  
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  •  
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk
  •  
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  •  
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  •  
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  •  
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •  
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •  
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Glaze:
  •  
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  •  
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  •  
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  •  
  • Green, purple and yellow sugars

Instructions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1/2 cup sugar, butter, milk, egg yolks, salt, lemon zest, nutmeg and 2 cups flour. Beat using an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft sticky dough.

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Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.Punch dough down to let air out. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16x10-in. rectangle.

 

Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring.

 

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Brush with egg.Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

 

 

 

 

For glaze:

 

Combine the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with colored sugars.

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