King Cake is associated with the Lenten season, Mardi Gras, and the increase of diabetes in Southern Louisiana.
King Cake is a colorful cake that is traditional in New Orleans and Acadiana. It is a soft, fluffy cake that is baked in an oblong, circular form and covered in sweet confectioners sugar that is often dyed yellow, green, and purple, the colors reminiscent of Mardi Gras.
There has been much competition in the market between bakeries. Sure you can get a King Cake from Wal-Mart or Rouse’s, but patisseries, donut shops, and other joints have also been making them. (We recommend Meche’s). The good news is that we’ve finally found the BEST King Cake in the entire world, but we’ll get to that later!
Cajuns have begun to get creative with their King Cakes, filling them with strawberry jam, Bavarian creme, cinnamon roll, blackberry puree, etc. They’ve even taken a stretch and began creating oddities such as boudin-filled King Cake with cracklin’s on top of it.
We used to just shake our head at this as it was getting out of hand, but we found a cake that just screamed originality! To make it, we recommend this recipe that we found online at Allrecipes.com.
This is best part. Before you roll it into shape, fill that bad boy with last nights spaghetti! Instead of the traditional plastic baby inserted into the cake, we made one “lucky meatball” to insert into it! Whoever thought that up is a stable genius!
To add fun to your Mardi Gras season, the person who gets the meatball has to bake the next spaghetti-stuffed King Cake. If you really want to be the hit of the party and take it to the next level, generously cover with freshly-grated Parmesan cheese.
For more food related news, you can read about Gerbers new “Baby’s First Boudin” baby food right here!