King Cake Bites recipe

in Dessert, Uncategorized  11 comments
Mar 5th

king cake bites 

Come to Momma! These are my newest favorite treat and I can’t stop eating them! I realized I had to create my own King Cake happiness since I cannot find a decent King Cake in Colorado! You can use this recipe to make a whole cake but I am kind of obsessed with these as tiny bites. 

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King Cake Bites
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Bread:
  • 1½ cups hot water
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 T yeast
  • Filling:
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 6 T melted butter.
  • Icing:
  • 2 T butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla (the clear kind is best so it won't turn the icicing brown)
  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • milk to consistency
  • Green, purple and yellow sugar sprinkles
  1. Mix half of water, flour and oil, honey, and salt with a wooden spoon.
  2. Once mixed add 1 T yeast.
  3. Add rest of flour and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Once kneaded put in a large bowl and let rise for 1½-2 hours or until doubled.
  5. If you have a kitchen aid mixer with a dough hook, you can let the bread knead in there.
  6. Once the bread has risen, roll out into a large square. You want it to be pretty thin since the bites will rise.
  7. Mix together the filling and spread on top of the dough.
  8. Cut the dough as pictured then fold it over into little bites.
  9. Heat over to 400 degrees
  10. Grease a cookie sheet.
  11. Put bites on cookie sheet and bake until a light brown on top. Around 10-15 minutes.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Mix together icing. You just have to keep adding the sugar and milk until you get the right consistency.
  14. Pour icing on top of bites and pour the colored sugar on top immediately. If it doesn't want to stick, put a tiny bit of water on top of icing and the sugar will stick.


Mix the dough and let rise according to the directions above. Once it has risen, roll it out into a thin square. I cut off the edges to make it a perfect square.


Mix the filling and spread out onto the dough.


Cut the dough into long strips.


Then cut again the opposing way into long strips. 


Take a pice of dough and fold it over. 


Then fold it back over on top of itself.


Heat oven to 400 degrees and lay bites on greased cookie sheet. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown.


While those are cooking, mix your icing together. 


This is tricky just because you just have to keep adding powdered sugar and milk until you have a smooth icing. Also go light on the vanilla if it is not the clear kind since it will turn the icing brown.


Top bites with icing and then put colored sugar on top. The traditional Mardi Gras colors are Green, purple and yellow.


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