Royal cravings: 11 spots around Baton Rouge to get a King Cake

If you get the king cake baby, you need to know where to go! Pick up a delicious king cake from these spots, like the unique Cajun Boudin King Cake at Thee Heavenly Donut.

Forget summer, winter, fall or spring... King cake season is my favorite time of the year! And, at this time of year, these local bakeries step it into high gear to bring you the freshest king cakes.

Here is where to find the best king cakes around Baton Rouge for Mardi Gras 2020.

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Ambrosia Bakery

This Baton Rouge bakery is your stop for your traditional king cake needs. Pick from three different sizes: mini (serves 4-6, regular (serves 10-12) or large (serves 20-25).

Get it filled or keep it plain. You can even branch out of your king cake comfort zone and try the pecan praline or Zulu king cakes. The Zulu King Cake has coconut, cream cheese and chocolate morsels on the inside, along with cinnamon and sugar and topped with more chocolate and toasted coconut!

– Location: 8546 Siegen Lane. Phone: 225-763-6489

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Calandro's Supermarket

With so many flavors to choose from at Calandro’s, you can’t go wrong picking up a king cake here. I mean, 20+, 30+, 40+ flavors?! We lost count… But we’re sure you’ll find the perfect cake for everyone on your Mardi Gras parade crew here. Check out the “Who Dat” flavor stuffed with chocolaty and peanut buttery goodness. 

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– Government Street: 225-383-7815
– Perkins Road: 225-767-6659

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Baum's Bakery

Find a perfect traditional king cake at either of these two locations. 

– Location: 8046 Florida Blvd. Phone: 225-927-0760
– Location: 10550 Perkins Rd. Phone: 225-767-4838

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Photo Courtesy: Gambino's Bakery


Gambino’s claims to be the “King of King Cakes.” Try their traditional cinnamon-infused king cake made from moist danish dough and topped with their famous icing. You can even pick it up and decorate it yourself at home with their classic icing and decorating sugar. 

– Location: 8646 Goodwood Blvd. Phone: 225-928-7000

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Thee Heavenly Donut

Thee Heavenly Donut’s baked recipes ooze uniqueness like a deliciously overstuffed king cake. Pick from gourmet filling options like banana foster or chocolate covered strawberry. You can even try a more savory option like the Cajun Boudin cake. Drool over the video above. 

– 17732 Highland Rd. Phone: 225-753-7711
– 5830 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Phone: 225- 368-0090

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Alexander's Highland Market

At Alexander’s, find affordable and baked fresh king cakes. Pick from a list of top of the line fillings, like creme de Chantilly or tiramisu. If you feel like dying and going to pastry heaven, try their cannoli king cake, too. 

-Location: 18111 Highland Market Drive. Phone: 225-615-7800

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Old School King Cake at District Donuts. Photo courtesy of District Donuts.

District Donuts

Yes, they make an adorable king cake donut. It’s like a pocket-sized cake for a your Mardi Gras season afternoon pick-me-up. But they also offer two original king cake options: old school and new school styles. Think long and hard about which is the right one for you, pre-order it, and pick it up fresh.

Here is where to find them in Baton Rouge. 


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Gourmet Girls

Need to feed a bunch of people on your Mardi Gras parade crew? Then, Gourmet Girls’ king cake cupcakes are a great king cake on-the-go option. But their king cake menu doesn’t end there. Try their Carnival Cake which is chocolate cream cheese filling topped with sprinkles and chocolate drizzle. Or take home a Queen Cake which is gold champagne mousse filling topped with edible 22k gold and flowers. 

-Location: 1660 Lobdell Ave Suite 100. Phone: (225) 252-0999

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Ralph's Market

Ralph’s award-winning bakery will help you this Mardi Gras season. Look at this list of king cake flavors and tell me your mouth isn’t watering!

-Location: 15013 Hwy 44 Gonzales, LA 70737. Phone: (225) 622-4044
-Location: 6431 Hwy 44 Gonzales, LA 70737. Phone: (225) 473-1004

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Randazzo's King Cake at Carnival Mart

Now, this isn’t a bakery, but you can still walk away with a delicious king cake. Carnival Mart is a select vendor of Randazzo’s King Cakes. They bring in anywhere from 150 to 200 cakes fresh every day. They sell out completely by the end of the day, so no preorders. It’s all on a first-come first-served basis.

Location: 8696 Florline Blvd. Phone: (225) 248-9720

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Oak Point Fresh Market

Oak Point Fresh Market is very proud of their king cakes, as they should be! These beautiful cakes are packed with fresh baked flavors. I’ve never heard of a s’mores king cake, have you? Well, Oak Point has you covered!

-Location: 14485 Greenwell Springs Rd., Greenwell Springs. Phone: (225) 261-1095
-Location: 35045 LA-16, Denham Springs, LA 70706. Phone: (225) 243-5309

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