Cinnamon Swirl Kings Cake

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This recipe was created by Britney Breaks Bread.

Servings: about 10 slices 
Cook Time: 35 minutes 
Prep Time: 2 ½ hours 
Total Time: 3 ½ hours 

 

A deliciously soft and buttery king cake to celebrate Mardi Gras! This King Cake is full of delicious cinnamon and brown sugar with a vanilla glaze to top it off. It’s fun to make and even more fun to eat! 

  

INGREDIENTS  

1 cup Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond Milk 

2 ¼ tsps active dry yeast 

4 cups All-Purpose Flour 

½ tsp salt 

½ cup + 1 tbsp sugar  

4 tbsp Califia Farms Plant Butter Sea Salt with Avocado Oil  

  

Filling 

1 cup brown sugar 

3 tbsp Califia Farms Plant Butter Sea Salt with Avocado Oil  

1 tbsp cinnamon 

Pinch of salt 

 

Glaze 

2 cups Powdered sugar 

1 tsp Vanilla 

2 tbsps Califia Farms Plant Butter Sea Salt with Avocado Oil, melted  

3-4 tbsps Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond Milk 

Pinch of Salt 

 

Sprinkles 

Purple, Green, and Yellow Sprinkles! 

 

METHOD 

In a small bowl, warm 1 cup of Barista Blend Almond Milk for 30 seconds in a microwave. Add 2 ¼ tsps of active dry yeast and 1 tbsp of sugar. Gently whisk until combined and allow yeast to bloom and become bubbly for about 10 minutes. 

Add yeast mixture, all-purpose flour, salt, remainder of sugar, and plant butter sea salt with avocado oil to a stand mixer. Using the dough hook attachment, knead for about 5 minutes, until dough has come together and does not stick to the side of the bowl. (TIP: If dough is too sticky, add 1 tbsp of flour. If dough isn’t coming together, add an additional tbsp of almond milk until dough begins to form) 

Add dough to a well floured work surface and knead into a ball. Add dough to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel and allow to rise for 1-2 hours in a warm space until the dough has doubled in size. 

Filling: Combine brown sugar, melted plant butter, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix together.  

Once dough has doubled in size, add to a well floured work surface.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

Using a dough roller, roll out the dough into a 12 x 18 rectangle. Smooth the filling onto the dough, ensuring that all of the dough is covered with a thin layer of filling.  

Roll the dough lengthwise into a log. Add log to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Cut the log straight down the center, beginning the cut just below the top of the log (ensuring that the top of the log is still attached) to create two pieces of dough. 

Twist one piece of dough over the other until you get to the end. Turn dough into a circle and fold the end piece of the dough underneath the beginning piece to close the circle. Pinch to ensure that the dough is securely closed.

Cover with a towel and allow dough to rise again for 20-30 minutes, dough should become slightly puffy. 

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.  

To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, melted plant butter, almond milk, and pinch of salt. Stir together. 

Drizzle glaze on top of king cake and garnish with sprinkles!