Food for Soul

Easy Lemon King Cake

Easy Lemon King Cake is a simple and very tasty. There are just 7 simple steps.


  1. Line a rimless baking sheet with
    parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together
    sugar, lemon zest, salt, and almond
    extract until well combined.
  3. On a heavily floured surface, place
    one thawed bread loaf. Roll to a
    32×4-inch rectangle. Using a pastry
    brush, brush with about 1 tablespoon
    melted butter. Sprinkle with one-third
    of lemon mixture (a scant ¼ cup) in a
    thin layer, leaving a ½-inch border on
    all sides. Lightly brush beaten egg on
    border of one long side. Starting on
    Most lemons on store shelves are of the
    Eureka or Lisbon variety, and you know them
    for their bracing tartness. If you can find
    sweet Meyer lemons, you’re in for a treat.
    opposite long side, roll up, jelly roll
    style, pinching seam to seal. Set aside,
    seam side down, and repeat with
    remaining dough and lemon mixture.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, place
    dough logs, seam side down, about
    1 inch apart and parallel to each
    other. Make sure logs are even
    thickness, lightly covered with flour,
    and not too sticky (it makes braiding
    more difficult). Starting at the center,
    braid logs together, working your way
    to one end, leaving ends loose. Braid
    opposite side, leaving ends loose. Lift
    braided logs at both ends, and place
    on prepared pan; form into a circle.
    Braid ends together, pinching to seal
    and tucking ends under. Cover, and
    let rise in a warm, draft-free place
    (75°) until puffed, 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Brush tops and sides of braided
    dough with remaining egg wash. Bake
    until lightly golden and an instantread thermometer inserted in center
    registers 200°, 30 to 35 minutes,
    loosely covering with foil to prevent
    excess browning, if necessary. Let
    cool completely on pan.
  7. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting
    on top of cooled cake. Garnish with
    colored sanding sugar, if desired.
    *We used Bridgford Ready-Dough
    Frozen White Loaves (3-count bag).

2022 01 01 Taste of the South

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