Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time
15 Mins
Rise Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Bake Time
20 Mins
Makes 1 dozen

These personal-sized king cakes might not have room for a plastic baby, but they're packed with delicious flavor for a sweet Mardi Gras.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine milk, yeast, and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Stir well, and set in a warm place for about 10 minutes. In another bowl, combine butter and next 3 ingredients; stir in 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

Step 2

Combine flours, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and kosher salt in a large mixing bowl. Add milk mixture and butter mixture, and beat, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons flour if dough is too sticky, until dough is smooth and forms a shaggy mass. (It should remain soft.)