It’s Carnival time, y’all. And that means it’s time to “Laissez les bons temps rouler” and start indulging in slice after slice of delicious king cake.
There’s a king flavor or filling to fit almost every taste. Here are some of the somewhat non-traditional offerings you can find in the “Mardi Gras Mecca” of New Orleans this Carnival season.
930 Tchoupitoulas St.
This cake has become the “king” of legend in New Orleans. The cake is is filled with peanut butter, banana and topped with house-cured bacon, marshmallow and Mardi Gras sprinkles.
It is available whole or by the slice. Cochon will also be selling mini cakes in several flavor varieties this year.
Cuccidati King Cake
District Donuts Sliders Brew
2209 Magazine St.
Based on an Italian fig cookie, the Cuccidati is a brioche dough stuffed with a filling of fig, date, walnut, raisin, honey, orange and spices. The cake is finished with a vanilla bean glaze and nonperils.
Cinnamon Babka King Cake
4213 Magazine St.
Shaya Pastry Chef is offering a non-traditional babka king cake topped with salted caramel. Shaya is taking online orders for the cake this year.
You can order one here.
Apple Goat Cheese King Cake
Cafe Cake & Bakery
2440 Chartres St.
Cafe Cakes & Bakery’s signature cake is back with owner Steve Himelfarb’s sweet dough recipe filled with goat cheese and sliced apples.