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On Friday, I shared my Mardi Gras Cupcakes, I loved the fun colors but still wanted to make a cupcake that was more like the King Cake.

The King Cake traditionally is layer of dough and cinnamon, with a thin glaze and colored sugar. It also, usually, has a small trinket or baby baked inside. I couldn’t find any babies small enough to bake inside the cupcakes, but did make them with a ribbon of cinnamon and brown sugar.

King Cake Cupcakes
Celebrate Mardi Gras with these fun and festive King Cake Cupcakes from
  • Yellow or Butter flavor Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • ⅓ oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • milk, VERY small drizzle
  1. Prepare cake mix with buttermilk, oil and eggs.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon, add melted butter and stir until crumbly.
  3. Add cupcake liners to a muffin pan, spoon about 1 tablespoon cake batter {I use a cookie dough scoop} to each liner.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon mixture, add 2 tablespoons more of cake batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
Glaze and Decorating
  1. Stir together powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency, you may need to add more milk if it’s too thick.
  2. Spoon glaze in the middle of the cupcake and let it drip down the sides.
  3. Immediately sprinkle with purple, yellow and green colored sugar.

Are you cooking for Fat Tuesday? We have lots of Mardi Gras Recipes for you…

Main Dishes…Shrimp…Sandwiches…Sides…and Dessert

You may also like my Mardi Gras Cupcakes with FREE Printables!

Or the Topsy Turvy Cupcakes from this year

Do you have a Mardi Gras recipe to share? Feel free to leave it in the comments.

I’m linking to…Delicious Dishes


    • says

      Hi Angie, yes certainly you can make this recipe into a cake. The way I would do that is mix the cake like the recipe says, except when it says to add the cinnamon mixture, just layer that into the cake. So in the pan add a portion of the batter (not sure how because I have not made it this way) then sprinkle with the cinnamon mixture, then top with more cake batter. Bake the cakes according to the directions on the box. Then you can frost or use the recipe for the glaze.
      Happy Baking!

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