This story was written by member syako and comes from the Kitchen Goddess group in the YumSugar Community.Mardi Gras is a couple weeks away, and this New Orleanian gal — who's been transplanted to Maryland — misses this holiday the most! Even more, I miss the yummy gooey king cake that goes with it. So I made one myself this weekend and the result was fabulous! It's definitely worth trying. Hope you enjoy.
To get her recipe, keep reading.
For Dough: For Filling: For Icing: For Colored Sugars: Makes 1 king cake.
2 tbsp butter
8 oz sour cream
5 tbsp sugar, separated into 4 & 1 tbsp
salt - two finger pinch
1 package (7g) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (between 100 and 110 degrees)
3-3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
oil - doesn't matter what kind, just for your hands and the bowl
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 - 1 cup of sugar (eyeball it)
3-4 tbsp. of melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp butter, melted
4 tbsp milk
pinch o' salt
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar (not powdered), separated into 1/2 cups
food coloring - blue, red, green, & yellow
* if you can't find superfine sugar you can use regular sugar. it will just be much more coarse)
For Colored Sugars:
Makes 1 king cake.
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