Wining & Dining
New Takes on King Cakes
1/5/2018 4:20:31 PM
King Cake

This time of year, king cakes abound in grocery stores, bakeries, breakfast nooks, and office break rooms. Because we all love those familiar sweet rounds of filled bread drenched in colorful icing, several area businesses have creatively concocted their own unique versions of king cake-inspired goodness.
  1. Fitness One Stop makes a King Cake Smoothie with creamy, lactose-free Greek yogurt combined with a low carb, lactose-free whey isolate protein. This healthy twist on a Louisiana classic contains hints of cheesecake, cinnamon, and vanilla. In Gigi’s Downtown, 709 Ryan St.
  2. MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub crafts a King Cake Martini. It’s a cream-based vodka drink made with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps, and Frangelico. 417 Ann St.
  3. Acadian Coffee Roasters blends a King Cake Coffee. From the sweetness of the cake to the cinnamon & sugar toppings, you may just think a cake is baking while your coffee brews! 2908 Hodges St. and the Tuesday Cash and Carry Farmers’ Market.
  4. Sweet Chic Cupcakes bakes a King Cake Cheesecake. It boasts a thick layer of rich cheesecake on a cinnamon graham cracker crust, with a thin layer of strawberry filling and lots of creamy king cake frosting. The cheesecake can be found at both Sweet Chic locations. Luna Bar and Grill also sells it by the slice. 341 E Prien Lake Rd. and 4718 Nelson Rd.
  5. O’Neill’s Doughnuts offers a King Cake variety made of a gluten-free cinnamon doughnut stuffed with cream cheese buttercream and topped with a vanilla glaze. 421 Alamo St.
  6. Mama Shine’s Shaved Ice and More makes a frosty King Cake Snowball with berry-flavored Mardi Gras cream. Available through the month of February. 2514 Smith Rd.
  7. Delicious Donuts has long offered their Boudin King Cake, but now they’ve added a new twist to their line of King Cakes -- the Bayou King Cake! It’s made with three decadent cheeses, jalapeno peppers, and a scrumptious blend of Cajun-seasoned shrimp, crawfish, and imitation crab meat, all topped with bacon bits and more cheese. 2283 Country Club Rd.
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