The Most Delicious Mini King Cake Recipes You've Ever Tasted

The Most Delicious Mini King Cake Recipes You've Ever Tasted

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Mini King Cakes Amanda Jane Brown
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Mardi Gras is one of the most fun and exciting times of the year. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious King Cake? But if you don’t have the time to make a full-size King Cake, then don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with these tasty Mini King Cake Recipes!

These Mini King Cake Recipes are easy to make and are sure to be a hit at your Mardi Gras party. Whether you’re looking for a traditional King Cake or something a little more creative, we’ve got you covered with these delicious recipes.

Recipe #1: Traditional Mini King Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of pre-made puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  4. Spread the mixture over the puff pastry. Sprinkle with the pecans and raisins.
  5. Cut the puff pastry into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each piece into a ball, and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Brush with the beaten egg, and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Let cool and dust with confectioners’ sugar.
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Nutritional information:

Serving size: 1 mini king cake. Calories: 160, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g.

Tips and Notes:

  • For an extra rich and creamy flavor, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the sugar mixture.
  • For a crunchy texture, add a tablespoon of chopped almonds to the sugar mixture.
  • For a sweeter cake, add an extra tablespoon of sugar to the sugar mixture.

Serving suggestions:

These Mini King Cakes are best served warm, topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of honey.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can these mini king cakes be frozen?
    Yes, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before freezing.
  • Can I use store-bought puff pastry for this recipe?
    Yes, store-bought puff pastry works perfectly for this recipe.

Recipe #2: Mini King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of pre-made puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  4. Spread the mixture over the puff pastry. Sprinkle with the pecans and raisins.
  5. Cut the puff pastry into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each piece into a ball, and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  8. Make a small indentation in the center of each mini king cake, and fill with the cream cheese mixture.
  9. Brush with the beaten egg, and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Let cool and dust with confectioners’ sugar.
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Nutritional information:

Serving size: 1 mini king cake. Calories: 210, Fat: 13g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 4g.

Tips and Notes:

  • For an extra creamy filling, add a tablespoon of heavy cream to the cream cheese mixture.
  • For a sweeter cake, add an extra tablespoon of sugar to the sugar mixture.
  • For an extra crunchy texture, add a tablespoon of chopped almonds to the sugar mixture.

Serving suggestions:

These Mini King Cakes with Cream Cheese Filling are best served warm, topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of honey.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can these mini king cakes be frozen?
    Yes, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before freezing.
  • Can I use store-bought puff pastry for this recipe?
    Yes, store-bought puff pastry works perfectly for this recipe.