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King Cake for Mardi Gras


A collection of King Cake recipes from traditional and mini to cupcakes and cookies, all dressed up to play for Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday. King Cake has long been a tradition for Mardi Gras in the South. Its brightly colored frosting or glaze in purple, green and gold, sometimes fried like a doughnut and other times sliced or filled. If you’re looking to celebrate Carnival, here are a few King Cake options for you.
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  • New Orleans Style 1 of 8
    New Orleans Style
    A traditional New Orleans King Cake, with a braided ring and three colored glazes make this a fantastic Mardi Gras treat.
    New Orleans Style King Cake via Joe Pastry
  • Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Ganache 2 of 8
    Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Ganache
    King Cake gets a chocolate twist in these cinnamon rolls.
    King Cake Rolls with Chocolate Ganache via Momma Hen's Kitchen
  • Gluten-Free Cookies 3 of 8
    Gluten-Free Cookies
    Gluten-Free doesn't mean King Cake free with these cinnamon pecan cookies.
    Cinnamon Pecan King Cake Cookies via Fat Free Vegan
  • Butter Rum Cupcakes 4 of 8
    Butter Rum Cupcakes
    So, perhaps it's just the pretty frosting that screams "King Cake" on these cupcakes, but who would complain about real butter rum flavor for Fat Tuesday?
    Vanilla Butter Rum King Cake Cupcakes via TidyMom
  • Filled Cupcakes 5 of 8
    Filled Cupcakes
    These cupcakes hold a cinnamon center inside, making them a cupcake-able Mardi Gras alternative.
    King Cake Cupcakes via Hoosier Homemade
  • Shortcut Cakes 6 of 8
    Shortcut Cakes
    These are so frightfully easy there's no reason not to indulge on Fat Tuesday.
    King Cake Rolls via Angie McGowan at Pillsbury
  • Traditional 7 of 8
    Traditional
    A traditional ring-shaped cake with a cinnamon swirl.
    Traditional King Cake via Family Kitchen
  • King Cake Knots 8 of 8
    King Cake Knots
    Using refrigerated bread dough before adding the cinnamon filling makes for easy to prepare King Cakes.
    Mini King Cake Knots via Plain Chicken

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