Homemade King Cake: a Traditional Recipe with Temperature Tips


The Perfect Dough: Start with 3 1/2 cups of flour, mixed at room temperature for an airy, fluffy King Cake base. 

Raising the Flavor: Allow the dough to rise at a warm 85°F (29°C) for that authentic, delicious taste. 

Cinnamon and Sugar Bliss: Sprinkle a generous mix of cinnamon and sugar on the dough. 

The Temperature Trick: Maintain a consistent 350°F (175°C) oven temperature for a golden, evenly baked King Cake. 

Baby Placement: Insert a plastic baby figurine into the cake, but remember to add it after baking! 

Time to Indulge: Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until it's beautifully golden. 

Glaze it Right: Finish off with a sugar glaze at room temperature, and let it drip for a mouthwatering dessert.