Make Your Own Mardi Gras King Cake in Minutes

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

Pastry: – 1 cup milk – ¼ cup butter – ⅔ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) – ½ cup white sugar, divided – 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast – 2 eggs – 1 ½ teaspoons salt – ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg – 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour


Filling: – 1 cup packed brown sugar – ⅔ cup chopped pecans – ½ cup all-purpose flour – ½ cup raisins – 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon – ½ cup melted butter Glaze: – 1 cup confectioners' sugar – 1 tablespoon water – 1 plastic baby doll

1. Make pastry: Scald milk over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. 2. Stir together warm water, 1 tablespoon white sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.


3. Add cooled milk mixture to yeast mixture and whisk in eggs. Stir in remaining white sugar, salt, and nutmeg...... 4. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.

5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. 6. Make filling: Combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, raisins, and cinnamon in a bowl. Pour melted butter on top and mix until crumbly.

7. Roll each piece of dough into a 10x16-inch rectangle. Sprinkle filling evenly over dough and roll up tightly like a jelly roll, beginning at a wide side. 8. Place each ring on a prepared cookie sheet. With scissors, make cuts 1/3 of the way through the rings at 1-inch intervals. Let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

9. Bake in the preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Check often for doneness so the ring doesn't overbake. 10. Make glaze: Stir together confectioners' sugar and water in a bowl until smooth. 11. Push doll into bottom of one warm cake. Drizzle glaze over both warm cakes.

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