food

Tiny Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras is a huge party that deserves a tiny king cake.

food

Tiny Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras is a huge party that deserves a tiny king cake.

Ingredients

Tiny Mardi Gras King Cake

  • 1 tablespoon lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Grated nutmeg
  • 1 quail egg for egg wash

Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Purple, green and gold luster dust

Steps

Tiny Mardi Gras King Cake

  1. Mix milk, sugar and yeast. Stir in flour, butter, vanilla, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside to rise.
  2. Divide dough into two long ropes and twist together into a circle. Brush with egg wash. Bake at 350°F for 6 minutes.
  3. Mix powdered sugar and milk to make icing. Paint icing onto king cake and sprinkle with colored luster dust.