This is a mixture of different recipes…there are a lot of variations. I heard that people are using pie filling in king cakes now instead of the traditional filling?? Sounds good 🙂 I didn’t have purple sprinkles so I used purple cake spray and I couldn’t find my baby so I stuck in a figurine. Many people like to drench the cake in a thick cream cheese frosting but I can’t handle that so…
This can easily be thrown into a bread machine that has a dough setting. I do it all the time and even put my beignets in the bread maker…
1/2 cup milk
1/8 cup butter (I use salted, if you don’t you might want to add a dash of salt)
2 package or 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/8 – 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
about 1 Tbsp of gluten (optional)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 – 2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 – 3/4 C powdered sugar
1-2 tsp water
If you are using a bread machine then put everything in order you would normally for bread (don’t mix the yeast with the liquids)
If not using a bread maker…
Scald the milk and take it off the stove. Melt the butter in the hot milk and then cool the mixture. Activate the yeast by dissolving it in the warm water (about 110 degrees) and add a little of the white sugar. Let stand till foamy and creamy.
When the yeast is ready add cooled milk mixture and eggs. Whisk and stir in the rest of the sugar and nutmeg. Beat the flour and gluten into the mixture about 1/2 cup at a time. Don’t over mix it. When the dough has just pulled together take it out and knead it till smooth (like 5-10 minutes).
Put dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Let it rise till doubled. Punch dough down and let it rise again for a bit. Pull out dough and knead to get air out.
Mix all ingredients except butter. Slowly pour butter over mixture till it becomes crumbly.
Roll out dough to a rectangle about 16-18 inches by 10 inches. Sprinkle filling over dough. Roll dough starting with the wide/large side. When rolled up, hook the two ends together to form a ring. Let rise again then bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (make sure the center is cooked)…
Push a baby into the bottom of the cake and frost while warm. Sprinkle with green, yellow and purple sprinkles.