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Where To Quench Your King Cake Cravings

Each new Mardi Gras season brings a whole new wave of king cake creations.  That means, you have lots to try and little time!  To make things easier, here’s our breakdown of the delectable desserts you must try before it’s too late! 

King Cake In Its Many Forms

We’re loving everything from Beth Biundo Sweets! Whether you want king cake pound cake or this purple, green, and gold layer cake, she’s got you! Oh and did we mention…king cake ice cream sandwiches. We’ll wipe that drool off for you. 

The Purple Green and Gold Layer Cake (Photo: Beth Biundo Sweets)

Chocolate Addict? Us Too.

That’s why we’re obsessed with Bittersweet Confections’ Chocolate King Cake filled with chocolate cream cheese. We’ll take it!

The Bittersweet Confections Chocolate King Cake (Photo: Bittersweet Confections)

It Just Keeps Getting Sweeter.  

Our next two recs are a New Orleans tradition and a modern-day classic. First up: Manny Randazzo’s King Cakes are a family tradition dating back 55 years! From traditional flavors to pecan praline and many more in between,  you’ll never forget your first Randazzo’s king cake. 

The Cream Cheese King Cake (Photo: Manny Randazzo’s)

Back at Caluda’s King Cakes, you’ll get your hands on special flavors each week like Maple Bacon Praline or Blueberry Cheesecake king cake. But make sure you follow their Instagram because these bakers announce one-day only king cakes too! For example… Cannoli King Cake. Yep.  

Cannoli King Cake (Photo: Caluda’s)

Trying to Be Healthy This Carnival?

How about some portion control to help curb the carbs? District Donuts has you covered (sort of) by offering king cake donuts. Get all the king cake flavors jam packed into a tiny(ish) version of this season’s sweet of choice. But they also just came out with this king cake statement: “We have our New School and our Old School. The New School is a Danish dough with a touch of cream cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pearlized sugar glaze. The Old School is a soft brioche dough with sanding sugar and a cherry 🤗.” You decide.

(Photo: District Donuts)

Now if you’re really trying to cool it with the carbs, try the healthy king cake everyone’s been talking about: Eat Fit Nola’s King Cake. This traditional treat checks all our health boxes: it’s all-natural, gluten-free, Keto friendly, low carb, & absolutely delicious. Yep, that about does it. 

Eat Fit King Cake (Photo: Eat Fit Nola)

Tried All Those and Still Want More?

Our friends at GoNola wrote a very extensive blog on all the king cake finds this city offers. Check it out here!