King Cake
120 mins (prep 105, cooking 15)
17 ingredients
2 servings
After making this for the office Mardi Gras party, I got requests to make this for birthdays, baseball's opening day, everything and anything. The dough, from Southern Living, is very rich and easy to work. The cream cheese filling is wonderful! I usually make the frosting all yellow, coloring the sugars the three colors. You can adjust the amount of food colors for your own preference. I like my colors a little more intense. I also slip in a plastic baby after baking from the underside of the cake.

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Serving Size (1508.92 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 4986.84 Calories from Fat 654.39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 72.71g 223.72%
Saturated Fat 43.76g 437.55%
Trans Fat 1.7g %
Cholesterol 219.58mg 146.39%
Sodium 2791.41mg 232.62%
Total Carbohydrate 1018.86g 679.24%
Dietary Fiber 11.95 g 95.61%
Sugars 682.19 g %
Protein 77.19g 308.77%
Vitamin A 2144.44IU% Vitamin C 3.32mg%
Calcium 1062.71mg% Iron 19.76mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm water, green food coloring, yellow food coloring, blue food coloring, red food coloring, green food coloring, yellow food coloring, red food coloring, blue food coloring