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Mardi Gras King Cake

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this homemade Mardi Gras King Cake! A fun twist on the traditional King Cake, it’s filled with a homemade strawberry filling. Bake and share this easy Strawberry Filled King Cake with your family.

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Mardi Gras King Cake

One of the things I look forward to every year is when my Step Mom would gift me a King Cake for my birthday. It’s one of my all-time favorite cakes if you could call it a cake that is.

This sweet bread is covered in delicious icing and filled with a homemade strawberry jam. It’s a fun twist on the traditional King Cake for sure!

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Mardi Gras King Cake with Strawberry filling

This recipe includes a small twist, that I just love to include in my cakes, a hint of strawberry. Even though this isn’t the exact traditional King Cake, it’s totally delicious and I highly suggest you give it a whirl.

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Mardi Gras King Cake Ingredients

  • four
  • sugar
  • milk
  • active dry yeast
  • salt
  • eggs

This special Mardi Gras King Cake is stuffed with a homemade strawberry filling. If you do not want to include the strawberry filling, please feel free to skip that step in the how to guide below.

How to Make the Dough

Combine milk and yeast in a stand mixer, let sit for a few minutes. With the dough hook attached and the mixer at a low speed, gradually add in butter, flour, sugar, and salt.

Raise speed and add in eggs, one at a time. Continue mixing until a sticky dough forms Take the dough out and drop onto a floured surface, knead, and then return to the mixing bowl. Cover with plastic and set in a warm spot for 1 hour. The dough will almost double in size.

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How to make the strawberry filling

While the dough is rising, make your strawberry filling. Roughly chop 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, then cook on medium heat with 1 tbs sugar, stirring frequently, until you have a jam-like texture. Once the jam has your desired texture, remove it from the heat into a small heat-safe bowl, and set it aside to cool on the counter.

Adding the Filling and Rolling the Dough

Roll out dough into a large rectangle, then spread on a thick layer strawberry mixture with a spatula, leaving 2 inches on each edge free. Gently roll dough, making sure not to squeeze strawberries out as you go. Now you will need your bundt pan to transfer the dough into.

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Bake the King Cake

Fold into a circle, and drop in a bundt pan with the seam side up. Take the bundt pan to the oven and bake as directed on the recipe card. Once the cake is fully cooked, transfer it to a wire rack to cool. While the cake is cooling, move on to making the homemade icing for the king cake.

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Mardi Gras King Cake Filling Ideas

If you are looking for some more fun and delicious filling idea’s then I have a few for you below! I am still testing other fillings and hope to get those recipes up soon! For now here are a few of my favorite so far!

  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
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How to Make the Icing

Make the icing by combining powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.. Whisk thoroughly until smooth. When the cake is cooled, drizzle icing along the top, and follow with Mardi Gras color sprinkles. See the next photo for what pattern you can follow.

Mardi Gras King Cake Decoration. King Cake. Mardi Gras King Cake Filling. Celebrate Mardi Gras with this homemade Mardi Gras King Cake! A fun twist on the traditional King Cake, it's filled with a homemade strawberry filling. Bake and share this easy Strawberry Filled King Cake with your family.

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Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake. Hands down one of my absolute favorite cake recipes. Create a festive cake that the whole family will love. Checkout the full recipe to see what secret ingreident I use in my recipe.

Celebrate Mardi Gras by baking this homemade Mardi Gras King Cake! A fun twist on the traditional King Cake, it’s filled with a homemade strawberry filling. Bake and share this easy Strawberry Filled King Cake with your family.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

King Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Strawberry Filling

  • 1 1/2 Cups Strawberries
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Startch

Icing

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 Tbs Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Purple, green and yellow colored sugar or sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Combine milk and yeast in a stand mixer, let sit for a few minutes.
  2. With the dough hook attached and the mixer at a low speed, gradually add in butter, flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Raise speed and add in eggs, one at a time. Continue mixing until a sticky dough forms
  4. Take the dough out and drop onto a floured surface, knead, and then return to the mixing bowl. Cover with plastic and set in a warm spot for 1 hour. The dough will almost double in size.
  5. While the dough is rising, make your strawberry filling.
  6. Roughly chop 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, then cook on medium heat with 1 tbs sugar, stirring frequently, until you have a jam-like texture.
  7. Roll out dough into a large rectangle, then spread on a thick layer strawberry mixture with a spatula, leaving 2 inches on each edge free.
  8. Gently roll dough, making sure not to squeeze strawberries out as you go.
  9. Fold into a circle, and drop in a bundt pan with the seam side up.
  10. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
  11. Once done, transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  12. Make the icing by combining powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.. Whisk thoroughly until smooth.
  13. When the cake is cooled, drizzle icing along the top, and follow with sprinkles.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

I despise using a bundt pan, but I might just try it if my cake would come out like this! So pretty!

dinnerandabeerblog

Monday 20th of March 2017

This looks amazing! I love the idea of stuffing it with strawberries, and the colors are perfect for mardi gras.

Alfonzowords

Monday 20th of March 2017

this recipe looks amazing and easy, i might bake this cake tomorrow instead of simple pancakes with strawberries hahaha

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