Genuine Homemade Louisiana King Cake | Sister DIY Nourishing Diet

If you’re looking for a sweet, festive treat to celebrate Mardi Gras, look no further than this homemade Louisiana King Cake recipe. With a soft, sweet dough and a colorful, sugary topping, this cake is sure to bring a taste of the celebration to your home. Read on for a step-by-step guide to making your own King Cake.

– 1 1/2 cups warm water
– 2 packages active dry yeast
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup melted butter
– 5 egg yolks
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon nutmeg
– 5 1/2 cups flour
– 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk, for egg wash
– 1 plastic baby figurine
– Purple, green, and gold sugar
– Optional: cream cheese filling

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
2. Add sugar, melted butter, egg yolks, salt, and nutmeg to the bowl. Mix well.
3. Slowly add flour, mixing until a soft dough forms.
4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 to 15 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp towel, and let it rise in a warm place for at least one hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
6. Divide the dough into three equal parts and roll each section into a long strip. Braid the strips together, forming a circle with the braid. Press the ends together firmly to seal the circle.
7. Optional: If using cream cheese filling, make a slit in the top of the dough and pipe the filling inside the cake.
8. Brush the cake with the egg wash and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Once the cake has cooled, hide the plastic baby figurine in the cake. Sprinkle colored sugar in alternating colors over the cake, with purple representing justice, green representing faith, and gold representing power.
10. Enjoy your homemade Louisiana King Cake and share with friends and family!

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– Combine water and yeast, adding sugar, butter, egg yolks, salt, and nutmeg
– Slowly add flour and mix until soft dough forms
– Knead dough, cover with towel, and let rise for at least one hour
– Divide dough into three sections and braid together, forming a circle
– Optional: Add cream cheese filling
– Brush with egg wash and bake
– Hide plastic baby figurine and sprinkle colored sugar over cake
– Enjoy with friends and family!

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