King Cakes Cupcakes for Two (or three)
Want to celebrate Mardi Gras with just two people? Here's a king cake recipe for a couple. King cake is actually more of a bread than a cake.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 tablespoon of warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, divided in half
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • a drop of vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ cup of white flour + extra
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, divided in half
  • a pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar (a couple of tablespoons is really all you need)
  • food coloring
  1. Combine the butter, egg and vanilla, and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, half the cinnamon and salt. Add liquids. Add extra flour until the dough becomes the consistency of cinnamon roll dough or bread dough.
  3. Let the dough rise for about an hour.
  4. Roll the out dough into a small rectangle (about 8 by 4)
  5. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and cinnamon onto the dough.
  6. Roll the dough into a log (like you would cinnamon rolls). Cut into 4 – 6 equal pieces.
  7. Set these pieces in a muffin pan filled with paper muffin cups. You can sit them upright like cinnamon rolls, but a traditional king cake is more like a log, Let them rest for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until brown. Let cool.
  9. Combine powder sugar and water to get a thick glaze. Separate the glaze into three bowls and color Mardi Gras colors. My glaze in the photo is kind of thin, but I actually like it that way!
  10. If you want to put a baby into one of these, it’s really easy to pop them out of the muffin papers before you glaze them. Just push the baby up through the bottom. DO NOT PUT THE BABY IN BEFORE YOU BAKE AND COOL THE CAKE. That would be gross!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cupcakes Calories: 302 Total Fat: 8.9 g Total Carbohydrate: 48.1 g Sugar: 12.2 g Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g Protein: 6.9 g
Recipe by Recovering Vegan at