King Cake Bread Pudding How-To

Bring Mardi Gras flair and flavor right to your kitchen table with blogger Amy Erickson’s festive bread pudding.
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What a fun and tasty way to celebrate Mardi Gras! This bread pudding has all the elements of King Cake, plus a creamy custard addition. Each scoop is warm and scrumptious, and let’s not forget easy to make. Bring the flair and flavor of Mardi Gras right to your kitchen table, one sweet bite at a time. 

Bake up the Grands! Flaky Layer Biscuits according to the package instructions.

Baked Grands! Flaky Layers Biscuits
To make the custard, combine the milk, sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the cinnamon, raisins and pecans. Milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, raisins and pecans in a large bowl with a whisk.
Let the biscuits cool and cut them into six 1-inch pieces. Cubed Grands Flaky Biscuits
Add the biscuits into the custard and gently mix them in, making sure to coat them very well. Let them soak for ten minutes, stirring occasionally to incorporate evenly.

Pour the mixture into a sprayed baking dish, and even out the top.

Cubes of  Grands Flaky Biscuits, raisins and walnuts in a glass baking dish
Bake uncovered at 350°F for approximately 20-25 minutes or until it’s cooked through.

While it’s baking make the glaze by mixing together the frosting and the bourbon.

Glaze on a spoon
Let the bread pudding cool slightly and then top it evenly with the glaze. Spooning glaze onto warm bread pudding
Now the fun part! Add those colorful and traditional King Cake sprinkles to the top of the glaze to make it pretty! Green, yellow and purple stripes of sprinkles on top of a glazed bread pudding
Serve it up and dig in.

About Amy Erickson of Oh Bite It!

For Amy, life’s too short not to stop and smell the sugar. Her kitchen is a laboratory of pure fun, and her can-do, family-friendly recipes are impossible to resist.