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Mardi Gras Prize King Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Water, warm 105
  • 2 Dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 c Flour (to 4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Lemon rind
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1 Egg, beaten w/ 1 tsp milk
  • 1 King Cake Baby
  • 3 c Confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c Lemon juice
  • 3 ts Water
  • Green, purple and yellow
  • -sugars*


Soften yeast in water in warm water (105F.).

Combine flour, sugar, nutmeg, salt and lemon rind in a large bowl. Make a
well in center. Add yeast mixture, milk, eggs, egg yolks and combine

Beat in butter until dough forms a ball.

Place on floured board; incorporate more flour if necessary. Knead until
smooth and elastic. Stir dough in well buttered bowl and turn so all
surfaces are buttered. Cover with a towel and let rise 1 1/2 hours or until
doubled in bulk.

Brush baking sheet in butter. Punch down on lightly floured board. Knead,
then pat into a 14" cylinder. Place on baking sheet and form into a
large ring. Press trinket into dough so that it is hidden.

Set aside, covered with a towel, to rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Before baking,
brush top with the egg milk mixture. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven
for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Beat icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over top of cake, letting drip
down sides. Immediately sprinkle sugars over icing in 2" wide strips
of purple, green and yellow stripes.

*Colored sugar is sold in baking supply houses. If you can't find it, tint
icing with food coloring.

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