Although this recipe contains vodka, all the vodka is cooked out. The alcohol’s purpose is to intensify the flavor of the tomatoes. This pasta dish is a crowd pleaser. Here is the link to Penne alla Vodka. It’s delicious! https://holycowvegan.net/penne-alla-vodka/
This cake is fit for a King, and the only challenge is finding the hidden baby. What? A Baby?
Yes, there is a tiny plastic baby inside the King Cake which is a Mardi Gras tradition. The one that gets the piece of cake with the baby is King for the day.
Vegan Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use a Bundt cake pan and spray with Pam, or coat with Mioko’s butter.
- 2 cans of Immaculate Baking Co. Cinnamon Rolls (10 total)
Place the cinnamon rolls in the bundt cake pan. You will have to squeeze them in tight. Then cook for 30 minutes.
While the cake is cooking, place vegan sugar in three Tupperware containers with a lid. Drip a few drops of your desired food coloring into the sugar. The powder food coloring works best. Place lid on top and shake until sugar is desired color. You will want to use the colors of green, yellow, and purple. The colors of Mardi Gras have a purpose. The purple symbolizes justice, the green is faith, and the gold (yellow) represents power.
Mardi gras babies are available online from Amazon. If you are fortunate to live in Louisiana. They most likely have them in all the stores, and the beads.
When the cake is finished baking, push a baby into the bottom of your cake. Then turn the cake out on a baking rack to cool. Use the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls as a topping. Then quickly add the different colors of sugar while frosting and cake are warm.
Don’t forget to have a prize for the one that finds the baby. Beads are a great way to make someone the King or Queen for a day.
Sending you love and light.