Where The Wild Things Are King Cake

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This colorful King Cake will get the wild rumpus started just like mischievous Max did in this classic book. If you make it correctly, your guests may even make you “the king of all wild things” too.

A king cake is a type of cake associated in a number of countries with the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season; in other places, it is associated with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras/Carnival.

 

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Where The Wild Things Are King Cake
Sweet Yeast cake with a Marzipan or Jam filling topped with coloured sugar icing
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Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Servings
Cake
Ingredients
Icing
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Servings
Cake
Ingredients
Icing
Where The Wild Things Are King Cake
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Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Combine yeast and water in a small bowl, stirring until dissolved, and set aside until yeast is proofed.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, sugar, and butter, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Add the salt, eggs, and yeast mixture and blend thoroughly.
  4. Beat in 3 cups of flour to make a smooth batter Add additional flour to make a soft dough (dough will be very sticky)
  5. Turn out onto a floured board and knead approximately 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed.
  6. Round into a ball and place in a warm buttered bowl, turning to lightly coat top with some of the butter. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled.
  7. Punch down the dough and flatten into a long oval
  8. Spread the jam or marzipan in the oval and then roll into a rope
  9. Join ends together leaving large oval hole in the middle. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  10. While the bread is rising, preheat oven to 350°F. Bake rings for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown and sound hollow when thumped. Remove and let loaves cool on wire racks.
  11. Icing: Mix all the icing ingredients together until fluffy and well blended. To serve, frost cooled loaves with icing. Decorate with different coloured sugars or candied fruit.
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