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Nothing beats a real New Orleans King Cake! New Orleans is famous for their delicious food, and their King Cakes are no exception. On this site, you’ll find easy King Cake recipes that will make your house smell like a New Orleans bakery, and will make your family dance like they’re the kings of Mardi Gras!

Make your own King Cake today!

Ingredients for Basic French King Cake Recipe: New Orleans Style

King Cake RecipeCheck out all my recipes for different varieties. These are the basic ingredients you will need for a traditional New Orleans King Cake. In addition to the traditional king cake recipe, you'll also find filled king cake recipes. I've tred a few different ways to make the cakes, but these are the best king cake recipes I've tasted!

1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 (.25 ounce) packets active dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water (About 110 degrees F or 45 degrees C)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 small plastic doll (to be added at the end of the baking process)

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter


1 cup confectioners' sugar
2-3 teaspoons warm water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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History of New Orleans King Cakes

King Cakes are a staple to one of the most famous New Orleans festivals—Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras season begins on January 6 and continues until Ash Wednesday. During this time of merriment after the Christmas season, Christians... continue reading ►


Awesome Recipe

I love your recipes! The Traditional King Cake is my favorite, and it was a HUGE hit with my kids.

Great King Cake!

This king cake was so delicious and really fun to make! I can't wait to try all the different varieties. I might even try to make one up myself :)


This is the best king cake I've ever had. I made the strawberry and cream cheese cake, and I loved it. Thanks for the easy delicious recipe!

Huge Success

I was a little scared to try this, but it came out really well. The directions were easy to follow, and the king cake turned out perfectly. So good!
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