This was my first attempt at a King Cake, I made it for Epiphany with the family. It is a nice, yeasty sweetbread with a delightful cream cheese filling and lemony glaze. I did modify the procedure by using my bread machine. I performed all of the steps the same, just added the ingredients as directed into the bread machine and allowed it to knead/rise in there. I had problems with the center of the cake not fully baking around the can, so perhaps I had the dough too snug around the can? I would advise others to leave a small gap between the center of the ring and the can. Also the glaze, while lemony and delicious, did not adhere well to the cake, and most of it ended up on the plate beneath. I would use a little less liquid next time. The cream cheese layer was still slightly warm when we ate this--what a treat! I would consider using a little more filling next time. We decorated ours generously with colored large granule decorating sugar. This adds to the overall sweetness, and looks great. The family loved this treat, thank you for the great recipe.
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This was my first attempt at a King Cake, I made it for Epiphany with the family. It is a...