Easy King Cake

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://theeatfoodnotmoneycookbook.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/easy-king-cake/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 gumdrop
1 package yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
Red, blue, yellow and green food coloring

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Coat a 9 x 13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
3
Mix up the cake batter according to package directions.
4
Stir in the lemon peel, nutmeg and gumdrop.
5
Bake according to cake package directions.
6
Cool completely.
7
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and water until it forms a creamy glaze.
8
Spread the glaze over the top of the cooled cake.
9
Put each tablespoon of sugar into individual zip close baggies. Add 1 drop of red and 1 drop of blue to one bag to make purple sugar.
10
Add 2 drops of yellow to another bag of sugar.
11
Add 2 drops of green to another bag.
12
Mix all well in the individual bags.
13
Sprinkle over the top of the glaze to decorate as desired.

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Comments

Leyla Hur's picture

Oh how I LOVE how semi-homemade and easy this is! I had "King Cake" for the first (and only time) in 2007, and it was amazing! I am definitely going to try this recipe, and the best thing is, I have EVERYTHING in home right now. LOL Yuuum! :)

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King Cake is a traditional cake that is baked every year for Mardi Gras.

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