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.
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!
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.
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!
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- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Strawberries
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Corn Startch
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 2-3 Tbs Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Purple, green and yellow colored sugar or sprinkles
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fold into a circle, and drop in a bundt pan with the seam side up.
- Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
- Once done, transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- 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 sprinkles.