The cake has a small trinket (often a small plastic baby, said to represent Baby Jesus) inside (or sometimes placed underneath), and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.
Anyhow- My hubby has Louisiana origin and loves to devour a king cake each year. His mom decided to make us one and family got sick so she couldn't get it to us this weekend as Michael expected. I have a love for baking and a brand new kitchen aid mixer, so I decided to give it a whirl. I used her new recipe for the first one with a cream cheese filling. It was yummy, but the first was way under cooked. I stuck the second back in the oven and it turned out great. I was sad I only had one though, because I wanted to give the second to my neighbor. She always bakes for me and I wanted to repay the favor with something fun. Michael said he is not used to a cream cheese filling and it is rainy and cold today so I decided to give it another shot. Today, I am trying a recipe I found with a cinnamon and sugar filling. The recipe called for pecans and
raisins, but I am leaving that part out because hubby doesn't like nuts. I also cut the recipe in half and still plan to make two smaller cakes out of it. So here it goes...
**When they come out of the oven, I will post pictures :)