Easy King Cake — 14 Comments

  1. My friend made one of these last week using blueberry pie filling. After having a piece, I asked her how she did it. I don’t think I could have followed her directions. The photos really helped me. I’m a visual person.

  2. Thank you!! I looked at a King Cake yesterday but, the cost for a pre-made one is a bit high. I was hoping to do some baking tomorrow and had thought about a strawberry cake. I bet I could cook some down and use it for filling.

    • Cammy, that sounds like it would be delicious! Just be sure they’re pretty thick so they don’t run everywhere. My dewberry preserves ran everywhere!

  3. Hi, LilSis! How nice of you to fill in while BW is under the weather.

    That’s an ingenious and easy way to make a King Cake. I’m going to share that with my aunt. She bakes a lot and is always on the lookout for new recipes.

    King Cakes aren’t common around here. I’ve never seen one, so if any get made, they’re made at home. More likely if someone is having a Mardi Gras themed party.

    I’m almost back to my usual self, after being down with a cold. Still a bit tired but better.

    We’ve warmed up to a balmy 40 degrees! Charleston didn’t really get hit too hard by Pax. Ten miles inland was another story. I’ve heard from family and most came through will no problem. Some lost power yesterday but were expecting repairs before last night.

  4. BW Get well! The crud is no fun, I don’t care who you are.

    Actually I did the same thing once with the pastel sugar colors, not wanting to start rumors, I said it was an Easter King Cake, its like you can’t wear white shoes till then, well it is the same with the King Cake Icing. That’s how you know how fresh it is.

    I doubt they bought it, but they didn’t argue and the colors were dismissed and dropped.

  5. LilSis – You mentioned Mock Peach Preserves made with figs. I’m very interested in this since I get gallons of figs from our trees. Did you make this yourself? If so, can you give me quick 1-2-3 on how you did it?

    • Cynthia, I will get her to answer, but if you look at the Recipe menu on the right, click on Preserves, and once the page changes, Click on the Blackberry Fig recipe or the Mock Strawberry to see how we do this with Jell-O. We also made batches of fresh peach and fresh fig combined, so I’m not sure which she is referring to!

    • Cynthia, I did use Wendy’s mock strawberry recipe, but substituted peach jello. Also, in one batch, since we had some frozen peaches, I chopped those up and threw them in. Divine! It really is my favorite flavor of all the mock preserve recipes.

      We have a giant fig tree that always seems to produce a ton, so I’ve been bookmarking, pinning, sharing, etc. different fig recipes that I want to try this summer. After all, you can only eat so much jam!

  6. Many thanks, ladies. I will make the Mock Peach recipe too. I already do the Mock Strawberry. Wendy, I thoroughly enjoy the many aspects of your blog. I’ve made King Cake from scratch but, LisSis, your quickie King Cake sounds like something I’d want to try as well.

    • Yes, and if you do make it, PLEASE take a couple photos and email to me. Don’t worry if you don’t like the centering, I can fix all that. I’m thinking about another contest. . . . .

  7. That looks awesome! But I just ordered mine from Cannata’s! LOL Love their cakes and so does the office. I’ll keep this receipe for when I retire, that’ll keep me busy! Good Post Heather! Wendy get well.

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