Mixed Berry and Cream Cheese Filled King Cake
I made this king cake for the Superbowl in honor of Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints. And with Mardi Gras right around the corner, it was great timing! When I decided to make king cake, I found many many different recipes out there. I read through a LOT of recipes.
Hubby requested that I make one with a fruit filling as opposed to a cinnamon/nut filling. So as I was trying to choose a filling recipe, I stumbled upon a recipe that fit the bill for both the filling and the kind of dough I was looking to make.
I did however, decide to roll my dough into two pieces and twist them together. I just like the look of a king cake made that way better than just a plain old ring. In the end, the twisting didn’t have a big impact on the appearance of the cake and it made the process a big pain in the rear end, so next time I’d just roll the dough out into one piece and make a ring out of it.
This cake does take a bit of time to prepare since the yeast has to rise multiple times. I made the fruit and cream cheese components of the filling a couple days ahead of time. Then I threw them in the fridge until I needed them.
The cake was a big success during our Superbowl party and with Hubby’s coworkers (who got leftovers Monday morning). If you’ve never had king cake, it’s similar to a sweet bread. The dough is very similar to cinnamon roll dough. So it’s perfect served as a dessert or breakfast!
I didn’t have anything to stick in the king cake such as a small plastic baby or a bean. But that’s ok, maybe next time! This is another lengthy recipe when you take into account all the various components of the king cake and instructions for creating the cake, so I’m not going to list the recipe here, but the printable recipe link below will give the full-multi-page recipe.