Cream Cheese-Filled King Cake

  • Roxann Posted: 03/21/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    WoW! This was just like a cheese danish. The dough had the best texture. You can't go wrong with this one!!

  • Jerjenjer Posted: 02/12/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Loved this recipe. I've had relatives in Louisiana send us King Cakes and I've always wanted to make one--this one rivals the professionals--maybe it's better. I feel the same about the "plain" cinnamon one, too! Great recipe!

  • the1dukegirl Posted: 02/04/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Having lived in New Orleans, I was looking for a recipe for a true king cake, and this did the trick. My boyfriend even declared it the best king cake he has ever had. However, I made some important modifications to make this taste like a true Nola king cake. Even a cream cheese king cake needs the cinnamon-sugar layer, so I took the directions from the "traditional" king cake and covered my flattened rectangle with softened butter and sprinkled on an even layer of cinnamon (2 teaspoons) and sugar (1/2 cup). Then, rather than spread the cream cheese all over the rectangle, I placed it all in a large line a little ways in from the edge along the long side. This way, when you roll it, you end up with a cream cheese center but cinnamon-sugar throughout the cake, just the way a real king cake is made. I'll also note two other important things. I took the advice of a commenter on the traditional recipe and used a heated oven to help with the rising, and I used my own frosting recipe.

  • sallyjack Posted: 03/04/14
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I have been looking for a really good king cake recipe for years. I have finally found it. The cake is very moist (from all the sour cream, no doubt) and tender. I put a layer of cinnamon and sugar over the dough before adding the cream cheese filling, as another reviewer suggested. During cooking, a bit of the filling leaked out, but it didn't make any difference. Next time I will try to seal the sides better. This is one of the best cakes I have ever made!

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