Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, and in case your fretting that you haven’t yet made your king cake, we’ve got an easy, nearly fool-proof recipe to share. A Mardi Gras tradition, the king cake was initially a cake shared during the Epiphany, and still is in some cultures, but for others it’s a cake to be enjoyed in spring during Carnival or Mardi Gras celebrations. There are still a couple holdovers from its roots as an Epiphany cake–the name of the king cake (referring to the three wise men) and the little baby inside (sometimes thought to refer to the baby Jesus). Traditionally, the little toy baby is baked into the cake and the not-so-lucky person to discover it is charged with bringing the cake to the next year’s celebration, or, in some circles, throwing the next year’s party!
However you celebrate, the king cake makes a colorful and delicious centerpiece for your Fat Tuesday celebration. And lucky for you, we’ve got a simple recipe that even a novice will feel comfortable making. Get the recipe here.
Looking for more Mardi Gras favorites? We’ve got a round-up of our favorite recipes here.