WoW! This was just like a cheese danish. The dough had the best texture. You can't go wrong with this one!!
Cream Cheese-Filled King Cake
Roxann Posted: 03/21/09
Jerjenjer Posted: 02/12/10
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
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.