King cakes are great for any special event. Here we’re going to show you how to make a Black & Gold New Orleans king cake. Who Dat!
King Cake Dough
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/3 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
1/3 cup warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
3 1/4 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine water, yeast, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Let stand about 7 minutes or until mixture is foamy. In a small bowl whisk together vanilla, eggs, and egg yolk. Add to test mixture and beat on low speed until combined. With mixer off add flour, salt, and remaining sugar. Beat at medium speed until dry ingredients are moistened. Add butter and beat until combined. Pour dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently four or five times. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place dough in bowl. Cover, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, approximately one hour.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and punch down. Roll dough out into a rectangle. Prepare filling.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons of beaten egg
Pie filling of your choice
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add egg mixture. Spread in a thin layer over dough. Spread a thin layer of fruit filling over cream cheese mixture. Starting with one short side, roll up dough and pinch seams to seal. Place on prepared pan gently, seam side down. Form a ring and pinch ends together to seal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Preheat over to 325 degrees. Uncover cake and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup heavy cream
In a medium microwave safe bowl mix chocolate chips and heavy cream. Microwave on high until chips are melted. Stir. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla. Pour icing quickly over cooled cake and top with colored sugar or decorations of your choosing.