Kiss Ya Mama Cream Cheese King Cake

Jan 17, 2024 | Dessert, Featuring Kiss Ya Mama, Recipes | 0 comments


Embark on a culinary journey as we delve into the enchanting world of King Cake – a delightful treat intertwined with the rich history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Originating from European traditions, the King Cake has become an iconic symbol of Carnival season, symbolizing luck and prosperity. In this royal recipe, we craft a delectable dough that forms the heart of our creation. As we roll, twist, and shape the dough, a decadent Cream Cheese Filling infused with a touch of Kiss Ya Mama Cinnamon Sugar takes center stage. This flavorful addition pays homage to the vibrant and spicy culinary heritage of Louisiana. The final act involves a generous drizzle of frosting, creating a majestic finish to our homemade King Cake. Join us in celebrating the sweetness of tradition, the vibrancy of Mardi Gras, and the irresistible allure of Kiss Ya Mama magic!



  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 tbsps Salted Butter
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • cup Warm Water
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tbsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Large Egg (Beaten)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ½ -2¾ cups All-Purpose Flour

Cream Cheese Filling


  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 ½ tbsps Milk
  • ½ tbsp Salted Butter, Melted
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tbsp Kiss Ya Mama Cinnamon Sugar


  • Heat milk and butter, add salt, set aside to cool until just warm (about 120° to 130°F)
  • In a separate bowl, combine warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  • Add milk mixture, remaining sugar, eggs, vanilla, and 1 cup flour. Mix, then continue adding flour while kneading with the dough hook attachment, 1 cup at a time. Add the additional 1/4 cup of flour if the dough is sticky. Knead for 5 minutes (medium speed) or 8-10 minutes by hand.
  • Turn out the dough, knead into a smooth ball, return to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let rise for 1-2 hours until doubled.
  • For filling, combine ingredients for the cream cheese filling, and beat until smooth
  • Roll out half of the dough into a 10x16-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise, use a pizza cutter for an easy cut.
  • Spread cream cheese filling on each rectangle, roll into cylinders, twist into a rope braid, shape into an oval on a baking sheet, and pinch ends together.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap  and let rise for 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely before frosting
  • For frosting, beat ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cakes, sprinkle with colored sugar. Insert a plastic baby figurine into each cake
  • Slice and enjoy, and may the one who finds the baby be king or queen for the day!
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