If you want to branch away from the typical king cakes this year, we're here to help! Here's 10 great unique ways to get your king cake fix this season.
District Donuts, Sliders & Brews
District Donuts is a new addition to the Mardi Gras scene here in Baton Rouge-and they’re coming in strong! Not only will they be serving up their traditional king cake donut, but will be introducing a new king cake this year. The Cuccidati King Cake has an Italian fig cookie filling (fig, dates, raisins, walnuts orange and spices) all topped with a vanilla bean glaze and Mardi Gras colored sprinkles.
Thee Heavenly Donut
This bakery is known for their signature donuts as well as their king cakes-but one of their more hidden specialties is their boudin king cake. The true work of art is stuffed with boudin, cheese, wrapped in a savory dough and topped with pepper jelly and cracklin crumbs! But take note-owners say if you want this beauty, you have to order ahead of time.
The donut shop offers their traditional king cake-or you can go big with their original maple bacon king cakes. Need I say more?
Tredici Bakery & Cafe
If you want to head to a bakery with loads of king cake flavored treats-Tredici is the place to go. Cupcakes, macaroons, and last year’s pull-apart king cake are huge hits during the Carnival season.
No one does cake balls like Brew Ha-Ha! Stop in to get your king cake flavored cake balls and a delicious cup of coffee.
When it comes to king cake flavored treats-a usual Baton Rouge favorite comes from Fat Cow. The king cake milkshake is essential for kicking off the Mardi Gras festivities.
Known for their delicious cupcakes, Cupcake Allie serves up a king cake cupcake you don’t want to miss. And for the adults that need an extra kick-try the Rumchata king cake cupcake!
It’s hard to know what to choose when walking into Strands. From their handmade chocolates to their french pastries-the choices our endless. But during Mardi Gras our top picks: grab a slice of their traditional king cake and wash it all down with a king cake latte.
For those of you who may not like all the sweet, sugary goodness that comes with the king cakes we’re now used to-Magpie Cafe may have your solution. Enter the traditional french king cake: la galette des rois. The french cousin to what we know and love, is a round cake of flaky puff pasty layers and usually filled with frangipane.
Magpie also offers the traditional king cakes as well.
La Divina Gelateria
La Divina stays true to its signature treat with a king cake gelato every Carnival season. The delicious sweet is something you don’t want to miss.