Celebrate Mardi Gras with these delicious Fat Tuesday King Cake recipes.
Mardi Gras festivities seem to roll in just when we need a winter pick-me-up. So for goodness sake, let yourself eat (King) cake, especially when they're popping up in all kinds of forms. From King Cake breakfast and King Cake donuts, to ice cream and burgers, check out these treats in time for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday celebrations.
What is a King Cake?
King Cake (aka Three Kings Cake) is a sweet pastry ring consisting of yellow, purple and green icing—with a plastic baby hidden inside. The icing, sprinkles and/or luster dust give the cake its signature colors, but it's really all about whether or not you get the slice with baby Jesus, which is a symbol of luck or prosperity.
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Best Fat Tuesday King Cakes
Cinnamon roll King Cake? Don't mind if we do.
Each topped with the traditional baby prize, these donut King Cakes guarantee a win! And as a bonus, you don't have to worry about accidentally biting into a tiny piece of plastic.
Satisfy freakshake dreams with a full slice of King Cake on top of your creamy shake…
The more, the better! Easy, yummy King Cakes.
King Cake bites mixed into ice cream..a remix, if you will.
King Cake extra vibrant and extra delicious.
A good Mardi Gras soiree never shies away from glitter. And in this case, the macarons are getting in on the colorful action.
And just when you thought you’d seen it all… There’s a King Cake burger, friends.
Icing overload, but who’s complaining?