King Cake Bread Pudding How-To

By Amy Erickson
Created December 8, 2016
King Cake Bread Pudding
Bring Mardi Gras flair and flavor right to your kitchen table with blogger Amy Erickson’s festive bread pudding. MORE+ LESS-

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.