{Individual} King Cakes

kc 1 A memory I always have at my previous job is someone always bringing in “King Cake” from Great Harvest  complete with the baby, so this year even though Fat Tuesday is over I plan to bring “individual” King Cakes for everyone. Only one has the baby in it… I am sure hoping the little plastic thing didn’t melt baking it in the oven! kc 4I tried to mark it so I know which one it is but quickly lost track after all the frosting and sprinkles everywhere. Have any of you baked a baby in  a cake before? Any Tips? :) Even if you aren’t making King Cake, these cinnamon buns are scrumptious! kc 6

{Individual} King Cakes
Yields 12
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For the rolls
  1. 6 Cups Bread flour
  2. 1/3 Cup Sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
  5. 2 eggs, at room temp
  6. 1/3 Cups butter, melted and cooled
  7. 2 Cups milk at 120 degrees F
For the Filling
  1. 1/4 Cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  3. 3 Tbsp sugar
  4. 2 Tbsp brown sugar
For the Frosting
  1. 1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 Tbsp milk + add more until you reach desired consistency
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  4. 1/2 tsp almond flavoring (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a mixer combine 4 cups of the bread flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  2. Heat milk to 120 degrees add to flour mixture with eggs, butter, and milk.
  3. Stir with paddle until combined then add 2 cups of remaining bread flour.
  4. Switch to dough hook and beat for 5-6 min
  5. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray, add dough cover with towel and set in warm place to rise.
  6. In about 45-50 min dough should be rising (doubled in size) punch down on to a oil based counter.
  7. Use oil on rolling pin and roll out 24x12 inch onto counter.
  8. Cover completely with softened butter then top with cinnamon in sugar.
  9. Fold rectangle in half so it is more "square", with a pizza cutter cut into strips about 1/2-1 inch in size.
  10. take the strips and twist them at the ends, then roll in a pinwheel and set onto greased cookie sheet (or sil pat mat)
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until rolls start to brown at top.
  12. You may have to push middle of your pinwheel back down before cooling so you don't have "mountain" rolls.
  13. Drizzle with frosting. {and sprinkles of course!}
Notes
  1. if you aren't planning ahead {like me} and your eggs are not at room temp you can run warm-hot water over them until they feel "room temp"
Adapted from The Kitchen Addiction
The Rustic Pear http://66.147.244.93/~therusu9/
 

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    • therusticpear@gmail.com says

      @BourbonandBrownSugar Thanks! It was fun to incorporate them this time of year! Enjoy! -Miranda

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