King Cake Recipe
Mardi Gras Recipes from Razzle Dazzle Recipes
3 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 egg whites
Light Lemon Glaze (recipe follows)
Colored sugar crystals and dragées
Small china or plastic baby doll*
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour a 10-inch fancy tube pan.
Sift flour before measuring and combine with sugar, water, oil, dry
milk, baking powder, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Mix until smooth.
Whip the egg whites until stiff. Fold whipped egg whites into the
batter until evenly blended. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes until cake bounces back when gently touched in
the center. Turn out of pan onto cake rack; cool thoroughly. Drizzle
with Light Lemon Glaze and decorate with purple and green sugar
crystals and gold dragées.
Makes one 10-inch fancy tube cake, 20 slices.
LIGHT LEMON GLAZE
Mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice,
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind, a dash of salt, and 2 to 3
tablespoons hot water until mixture is smooth and can be drizzled
onto the cake.
* NOTE: Oven-safe doll may be inserted in batter; otherwise insert
doll in cake before inverting cake out of pan.