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Old 02-10-2016, 08:20 PM   #1
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King Cake - easy!

Well - a day late but still worth sharing. King cake is traditionally served at Mardi Gras and here's an easy and delicious version using Rhodes brand frozen cinnamon rolls. You'll need a whole package of a dozen.

Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray and place frozen slices on edge all around. I split a few of them in half (edge-wise) to fill in between slices. You can see the thick ones and the thin, halved ones here.

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Cover and let rise for several hours.

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Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes until cooked

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Invert onto parchment or plate

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Cover top of cake with icing that's included with the rolls and let it drip down the sides.

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Sprinkle with green, gold/yellow and purple sugar. ( I was out of yellow and so used some gold dragees)

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You can read more about the traditions and variations of this cake here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake

The colored sugars can be hard to come by unless you are NOLA but they represent the royal colors of PURPLE which signifies "Justice," GREEN for "Faith," and GOLD for "Power." These colors were chosen to resemble a jeweled crown honoring the Wise Men who visited on Epiphany.

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Old 02-10-2016, 08:24 PM   #2
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That is fantastic looking.
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That looks good enough to eat!
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:31 PM   #4
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King Cake - easy!

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:13 PM   #5
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Is the Little King in there?
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Yeah, A Cinnamon Sugared Sweet Bread!!!!! I have just seen never tried that colorful looking cake. Thanks for sharing here.
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With my luck, I'd get the baby!

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No baby in my version... it just seems wrong to put a choking hazard in food, not to mention the idea of cooking a baby. No Hansel and Gretel moments for me, thanks... ;)

I did shoot an e-mail off to the rhodes folks about this thread (but didn't get a response) - they have a recipe for King Cake on their site that used their plain bread dough and is a hassle, imo. You have to roll it out, add sugar and cinnamon. I'm not sure why they don;t recommend a king Cake using a product that already has the perfect ingredient list.
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No baby in my version... it just seems wrong to put a choking hazard in food, not to mention the idea of cooking a baby. No Hansel and Gretel moments for me, thanks... ;)

I did shoot an e-mail off to the rhodes folks about this thread (but didn't get a response) - they have a recipe for King Cake on their site that used their plain bread dough and is a hassle, imo. You have to roll it out, add sugar and cinnamon. I'm not sure why they don;t recommend a king Cake using a product that already has the perfect ingredient list.
Some baker there does not like the idea of being bested at their own game. I think yours is very beautiful. And with just half the work or time.
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Yummy cake. I will try this on my son's 4th birthday. Thanks for sharing.
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