This recipe was a winner in the Times Picayune (spelling) Recipe Contest Booklet in the 1970's. It is a great recipe and when we moved to Florida in 1980, I made it during Mardi Gras season ---it gave us the feeling of being back in Louisiana. When my son took Humanities in high school, I made this for his cultural project and he told the story of the King Cake. Great recipe-a little challenging getting the strips to hold together but don't let that discourage you, it turns out fine. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing and bringing back sweet memories.
As a former resident of NOLA, can you tell me if this would resemble any of the bakeries down there? I always loved McKenzies King Cake best. :)
Thank you sooo much for sharing this recipe! My home is South Mississippi, but currently live in South Florida, so no king cakes here!!! If Floridians only knew what they are missing...... Can't wait to make this!!!
I have heard of, but have never seen a king cake. What is it and what does it taste like? I believe it is served during Mardi Gras or Christmas but am not sure.
could you use this to make cupcakes?