King Cake and A Giveaway!

King Cake is the preferred dessert in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. This round cinnamon roll cake is shaped into a ring, topped with an incredible lemon glaze and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras, with purple representing justice, gold representing power, and green representing faith. A plastic baby is baked inside the King Cake, and the tradition is whoever receives the baby in their piece of cake must buy the next King Cake or throw the next party. No Mardi Gras party is complete without a delicious king cake!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Storey Publishing asking if I would like to highlight a recipe from a new cookbook and offer a giveaway on my blog. After I saw the name of the book, A World of Cake, I was hooked! I was so excited for the cookbook to arrive that I would rush home from work hoping that it would be at my door. When it arrived I sat down and drooled over all of the amazing recipes. This book is full of 150 drool worthy recipes, from Rum Cake, Black Forest Cake, Moon Cakes, to Funnel Cakes.

Author Krystina Castella takes the reader on a culinary journey around the world. Each recipe comes with a background on the history and region of the cake and variations on how to create your cake. The introductory chapter includes a calendar highlighting cake worthy holidays and celebrations for each month. It was neat to read about all the the different holidays that people celebrate and the types of cakes that are appropriate for the occasion. Lazy Bones Day, celebrated late May/early June in the Netherlands, was a holiday that made me smile. It is a children holiday in which neighborhood children wake at 4 am on a weekend morning to bang pots and pans, ring door bells, and yell. Anyone who does not wake up and join in the fun are called “lazy bones” for the rest of the year. Each chapter is broken into world regions where you can read each region’s contribution to global cake culture. There are even cake family trees that show how they evolved and relate to each other! I am so excited to try more recipes from this book. If the King Cake is any indication-I won’t be disappointed!

Here is your chance to win a copy of this amazing cookbook! Just follow the directions below for a chance to win! The cookbook will be sent directly from Storey Publishing, so it is limited to US residents only.

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What is your favorite type of cake?” Is it German chocolate cake, carrot cake, cheesecake, or maybe rum cake? Whatever it is, I want to know! 🙂 If you want, you can even leave a link to your favorite cake recipe in your comment below.

Extra Entries: The following five opportunities below will earn one extra entry into the giveaway for each. You must leave separate comments for each one to ensure that they are counted as separate entries:

  1. Subscribe to Sweet Pea’s Kitchen by email. (on the right sidebar at the top of the page) Come back and let me know you have subscribed in an additional comment. Already a subscriber? Just say so!
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Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:59pm EST

Winner: The winner will be selected at random by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen using All entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.


King Cake

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For the Cake:

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup warm milk, about 110 degrees
  • 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tiny (1-inch) plastic baby

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

For the Lemon Icing:

  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon each purple, green, and gold colored sugars


In a two cup measuring cup, dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and the milk. Let sit for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon zest; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and the  sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until coarse. Add the yeast mixture and mix until combined. Switch to the dough hook and knead at medium-low speed for 5-8 minutes or until dough is smooth and comes away from the sides of the bowl. Add flour sparingly if the dough sticks to the side of the bowl.
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

After the rise, punch down the dough and turn it onto a floured work surface; let dough rest 10 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place the baby in the middle of the dough and roll up the long side of the dough, forming a long cylinder, and pinch the edges to seal and smooth the dough to hide the seam.

Transfer the ring to the prepared baking sheet with the seam facing down and cover with plastic wrap. Place a well-greased coffee can or shortening can in the center of the ring to maintain shape during baking. Let sit for 45 minutes, or until the dough doubles in volume.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Beat the egg white with the milk. When the dough is risen, brush it with the egg white mixture. Place the cake in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden, or a thermometer reads 200 to 210ºF. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool completely.

To make the icing, cream the sugar and butter until smooth. Mix in the lemon juice, lemon zest.
Pour or pipe lemon icing over the cake. Sprinkle immediately with colored sugars. Let the topping set before serving.

Source: adapted from A World of Cake

Looking for more yummy yeast breads? Check out Yeastspotting for some inspiration!

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224 Responses to King Cake and A Giveaway!

  1. Kendra Turner says:

    I’ve been following Sweet Pea’s Kitchen since Christmas and I LOVE IT!!

  2. My favorite cake is Red Velvet. I can’t get enough! I’ve never had King Cake before, but it looks delicious. And the cookbook looks great! I’ve looked through it a couple times at work and everything looked delicious, but someone bought our last copy a while back so I haven’t had a chance to pick up my own. Maybe now I will!

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  4. Amanda Thompson says:

    My favorite cake is definitely Carrot Cake, but it has to have lots of “stuff” in it (carrots, pineapple, nuts, etc) and be covered in a decadent cream cheese frosting. 🙂

  5. Amanda Thompson says:

    I subscribe via email.

  6. My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate buttercream frosting! You can never have too much dessert!

  7. Kristin says:

    My favorite type of cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! Yum!

  8. Right now, my favorite cake is red velvet with cream cheese icing.

  9. Lynn says:

    I subscribe. I love the idea of King Cake but the plastic baby creeps me out!! lol

  10. King Cake is definitely fantastic. Here in Louisiana we even fill ours with cream cheese or fruit fillings. Mmmmm! 🙂 My favorite cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

  11. Subscribed to email! 🙂

  12. Debra says:

    Oh gosh I love cake so much! German chocolate used to be my favorite. I love lemon cake, spice cake, red velvet cake, devil’s food, Boston cream pie (which is, of course, cake) — oh I could go on and on!

  13. Oh no, I live in the UK 😦

    I shall instead marvel at this multicoloured cake instead 🙂 Great job!

  14. beth says:

    mmm, cake… while i love many types of cake, id have to say one of my favorite is the chocolate cake from the barefoot contessa ( im not always a fan of chocolate cake but this cake is always fabulous… ive even made variations where i fill the layers with a peanut butter buttercream or raspberry curd. so yummy!

  15. Hey there! Hmm…my favorite cake? I would have to say cheesecake. It’s so rich and decadent and it’s the ultimate sweet ending to a meal. 🙂

    I’m seeing this cake book everywhere! Looks phenomenal. I already “Like” you on Facebook and I Follow you on Twitter, too.

    Have a great Friday!

  16. I love all cake, but I think my favorite is a really rich deep dark chocolate cake!

  17. Emily Rushton says:

    I’d have to say my favorite cake is a dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache as the frosting! YUM!

  18. beth says:

    oh yeah, and i “like” you on facebook too!

  19. Mayumi says:

    My favorite cake is Japanese Strawberry Shortcake and love this recipe from La Fuji Mama: Light, fluffy, and so delicate 🙂

  20. Christy Spurlock says:

    I have subscribed your to your e-mail. Thanks

  21. Christy Spurlock says:

    I now follow you on twitter.

  22. Christy Spurlock says:

    I am now a follower on facebook.

  23. Christy Spurlock says:

    I have tweeted this giveaway on facebook.

  24. Christy Spurlock says:

    I have also tweeted this giveaway on twitter. I’m so excited about this giveaway.

  25. Mayumi says:

    I already “like” you on Facebook, shared this post on my Facebook page and subscribed by email!

  26. Mary Beth says:

    My favorite cake would have to be german chocolate. It was always my mom’s favorite and I hated it as a kid. Now as an adult, I can’t get enough of it!

  27. Mary Beth says:

    I “like” you on facebook.

  28. I’ve always liked Black Forest Cake but haven’t had it in so long.
    That book looks fantastic!

  29. Jane says:

    I hate to admit this, but my favorite cake is made from the Chocolate Cake recipe on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa box. That cake is no-fail and is simply delicious!!

  30. Ruth says:

    I’ve been receiving Sweet Pea’s Kitchen posts for a month now…..LOVE it!!…and everything I’ve made is delicious!! Just had Red Beans and Rice last night! YUM!
    My favorite cake would have to be White Texas Sheet Cake…dense, moist, and almondy!

  31. Sara says:

    My favorite kind of cake will always be cheesecake.

  32. Amy says:

    My favorite cake is a flourless chocolate cake/Molten choco cake. Mmmmmmm! I always eat more than I should and feel nauseous for hours, hehe.

  33. Amy says:

    I just became a subscriber by email 🙂

  34. Amy says:

    I am now a facebook follower…Yay!

  35. Rt says:

    I LOVE cake… especially if it has fresh fruit and whipped cream!

  36. Joan says:

    Sopapilla Cheesecake

  37. Rt says:

    I already subscribe via email!

  38. Rt says:

    I already follow on Facebook!

  39. Joan says:

    Already a subscriber!!

  40. kristisn says:

    My favorite cake… Chocolate lave cake…. yum!!!

  41. kristisn says:

    I already follow you!

  42. kristisn says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  43. Strawberry Shortcake – yummy!

  44. Annie says:

    Yay, I’m so excited that you posted this because I just signed up to bring King Cake to my office potluck next Tuesday and I needed a recipe. I’m a bit nervous to bake a plastic baby, though, so I think I’ll stick with a bean.

    My favorite cake is: chocolate, of course!

  45. Michelle says:

    I love the colors of that cake! And your shot of the little baby that’s about to be wrapped up in the dough is adorable.

    My favorite cake is molten chocolate cake. I love the center part because it’s so soft it just melts in your mouth. I’ve never made it myself but I definitely will eventually!

    Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway. Have a great weekend!

  46. Michelle says:

    I now follow you on twitter.

  47. Michelle says:

    And I tweeted about your giveaway!

  48. Maureen says:

    I love milk chocolate cake with a fudge frosting.

  49. Jenna says:

    My favorite type of cake . . . hmmmm . . . that would have to be strawberry shortcake. I can’t get enough of the stuff.

  50. Christina says:

    Your king cake looks fantastic! I’d have to say my favorite cake is Torta di Ricotta (Ricotta Cake)! Thanks so much for the chance at a giveaway!

  51. Myra Horton says:

    My favorite cake is a really good sour cream white cake.

  52. Karen Horton says:

    I love German chocolate cake – maybe the frosting is the best part!

  53. Dorothy says:

    I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

  54. ladywild says:

    I love angel food cake. Love how airy it is…so good to me.

  55. Kristen says:

    Carrot cake is my favorite! The recipes without nuts or pineapple. :] Must have a great cream cheese frosting though!

  56. Kristen says:

    AND just liked you on FB! w00t w00t!

  57. Sarah says:

    Angel food cake! With dark chocolate ganache, whipped cream, and strawberries. This king cake looks great too.

  58. fooddoodles says:

    Yum, that king cake looks awesome! I’ve never had one before but I’d love to try it 😀 My favorite cake is cheesecake though 🙂 It’s a really good thing I only get it a couple times a year!

  59. Patricia says:

    My favorite cake is carrot cake with nuts and pineapple topped with cream cheese frosting. I have followed you since last summer on Facebook and email. I look forward every day to your recipes. I like how you personalize your stories.
    The King cake looks delicious. I love all the colors. The instructions you post make cooking so simple. Thanks

  60. Ashlee says:

    My favorite cake is white wedding cake

  61. Leon says:

    carrot cake!

  62. Sara says:

    WOW! Beautiful cake. I have to say my favorite is a deep, moist, chocolate cake. Frosting either chocolate or vanilla! If you wanted to throw some peanut butter in there I wouldn’t protest either!

  63. lisa says:

    carrot cake!

  64. Sara says:

    follow on twitter saramama

  65. Rachel L-E says:

    My favorite cake is definitely the rum cake recipe my mom has used for birthday cakes for as long as I can remember. Secret ingredient? A box of Jell-o vanilla pudding.

  66. Rachel L-E says:

    I’m now a fan on Facebook!

  67. Rachel L-E says:

    Following you now on Twitter!

  68. Rachel L-E says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  69. jenna laughs says:

    Hey lady! This is so great – good for you!! My favorite cake is tres leches cake. Yummmm!

  70. jenna laughs says:

    And of course – I follow you through Blogger/Google reader 🙂

  71. Charles says:

    Very nice! And I like the idea of the can for maintaining shape during baking!

  72. Susie D. says:

    Cold oven pound cake. So easy and comes out perfect!

  73. josashimi says:

    That King Cake looks awesome…as does that cookbook!!!

  74. Beth says:

    Since I’m Canadian, I don’t qualify for the contest. But good luck to everyone else!

  75. Amy says:

    Ice cream cake!!!

  76. This cake looks beautiful! Love your photos too! My favorite cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

  77. I subscribe to your blog via email too!

  78. Shari says:

    My favorite cake is one I just started making recently — a chocolate avocado cake! Best, most moist cake I’ve ever made!

  79. Catharine says:

    My favorite cake is black magic cake. It’s so crazy good, especially with hershey’s special dark chocolate cocoa and outrageously finger-lickin’ delicious mocha buttercream!

  80. Shari says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook! 🙂

  81. Catharine says:

    I follow you on twitter @coolmintoreos

  82. Shari says:

    I follow you on Twitter — @sharinlilbit

  83. Catharine says:

    And I tweeted!

  84. Catharine says:

    And I subscribe to your blog via email!

  85. Allison C says:

    This books sounds great! I guess I have to be boring and say I like white cake. Of course I like chocolate and many other flavors (banana is great), but if I had to pick one flavor for the rest of my life it would be white with white frosting. Yum! Red velvet is great too…man I’m craving cake now!

  86. Lindsay says:

    I love many types of cake but red velvet is my favorite.

  87. Chris M. says:

    Flourless chocolate cake is my favorite. Thanks!

  88. Sally says:

    Your King Cake looks perfect! My favorite cake is a homemade dark chocolate with a fudge frosting.

  89. Kit Cochran says:

    I have Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Facebook. I get her email newsletters and love her recipes. My favorite cake is German Chocolate Cake.

  90. Jessica says:

    Frozen blackberry Cheesecake. definitely. 😀

  91. Natalie says:

    Definitely chocolate- the darker the better.

  92. Adriana says:

    my favorite kind of cake is mascarpone cheesecake, making it tomorrow to power up for finals!

  93. Jenn Harris says:

    I LOVE this blog!!! I follow on facebook every day!

  94. Jenn Harris says:

    My favorite cake is yellow…boring, I know, but sometimes the simple things are the best!

  95. Jenn Harris says:

    Did I also mention I subscribe to the email…cuz I just can’t get enough…and this give away is a great idea!!

  96. Jenn Harris says:

    I dont have twitter, but I think I should get an extra entry just for mentioning the word…why should I be penalized for lack of tweeting capabilities??? lol

  97. jen says:

    My current favorite cake (changes every time I make cake) is a heaven and hell cake with peanut butter mousse filling.

  98. lena says:

    cristina, this bread looks stunning..i’m going to bookmark this too!

  99. that king cake looks soo amazing !

  100. Marcy S. says:

    Orange flavored cake is my fave

  101. Sharon says:

    Sponge cakes! Mmmm.

  102. Sharon says:

    I’ve subscribed to you by e-mail! 🙂

  103. Sharon says:

    I’ve become a fan on your Facebook page!

  104. robin g says:

    key lime cheesecake, oh so delicious

  105. Celine says:

    Sour cream chocolate cake!

  106. Celine says:

    I get your email updates

  107. deb says:

    I subscribe by e-mail and that is one lucky baby!

  108. I’m subscribed! 😀


  109. My favorite kind of cake is CHOCOLATE! 😀


  110. Ashlie says:

    I now follow a gluten and dairy free diet – this is my favorite g and d free cake
    I really want to try a g-and d free cheesecake, b/c it is truly my favorite! Pumpkin cheesecake in particular 🙂
    I’m definetly going to make this king cake for my husband, he loves cinnamon raisin bread, so I’m sure he would adore it!
    Thanks for a great give-away!

  111. Meryl says:

    Deep, dark, bittersweet, moist chocolate cake.

  112. Lou says:

    Orange Butter Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting!

  113. Lucie says:

    This is the most beautiful king cake I’ve ever seen! Really striking.

    My favorite cake is my birthday cake–I don’t know the recipe!

  114. Judy Utsler says:

    My favorite cake is Gram’s Banana Cake–a Penzy’s recipe–with chocolate fudge frosting. Mmmmm.

  115. Julie says:

    I love most cakes- red velvet, German chocolate, carrot cake… I have yet to meet a cake that I didn’t like!

  116. Ashley says:

    Favorite cake is “Better than Sex” cake. It’s a box cake mix base, but very good. And easy!

    German chocolate cake–baked according to box directions.
    Punch holes in top of cake after cooled slightly.
    Drizzle a can of sweetened condensed milk on top.
    Drizzle fudge and caramel on top of cake (I use ice cream toppings).
    Put a layer of Cool Whip.
    Crush Twix candy bars and sprinkle over cool whip.
    Refrigerate. (best if let sit 24 hours before serving)

  117. Denise U says:

    My favorite cake of the moment is lemon with a whipped frosting. Yum!

  118. Cheryl quimby says:

    So hard to choose a favorite cake. My two favorites would be angel food and red velvet. Between those two I would have to say red velvet! I love a melt in your mouth red velvet cake. Yummie! I have to say tho I enjoy my cake with the crisco icing more than the cream cheese icing.

  119. Kim says:

    My favorite cake would have to be my mom’s Texas Sheet Cake.

  120. My husband, the baker in the family, votes for Banh Chuoi – Vietnamese Banana Cake.
    600 g/ 1 1/4 lb Ripe Bananas
    8-10 slices toast bread, crusts removed!
    2 Tablespoons sugar
    250 ml/ 1 cup coconut cream

    Stir sugar into coconut cream.
    Soak bread in sugar/coconut cream mixture.
    Mash bananas and moistened bread together well.
    Pour into greased loaf tin.
    Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for one hour or until golden.
    Remove from oven and stand for 10 minutes before removing from tin.

    Not my recipe – just really enjoy it and the simplicity. From “How to Wok up a Storm Without Burning Down the House”

  121. Maria says:

    My favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate frosting, topped off with pecan hearts. My mom would make this cake for our birthdays when we were growing up.

  122. Coggie says:

    My favorite cake is Ina Garten’s “Beatty’s Chocolate Cake”

    I also tweeted about your giveaway AND I’m a Facebook fan.

  123. Coggie says:

    I just subscribed!

  124. I just did nearly the same post today! I’m also giving away a copy of the book (so please don’t include me in the giveaway!) and chose to make the King Cake. We made different versions, and I’m so happy to see the filling that you used. We did the original recipe with the lemon cream cheese filling and truly liked it. I’m eager to try this version next. Nicely done!

  125. I’m following you on Twitter (ps152).

  126. Tiffany says:

    My favorite type of cake is a chocolate and orange rum cake!

  127. I love raspberry cheesecake and strawberry lemon angel food cake. These are my favorites!

  128. Serena says:

    I don’t know the real name of these cakes, but I love cakes from Chinese/Asian bakeries. We always got our birthday cakes there growing up. They’re just lighter and not as sweet as a yellow or white cake and they use a light whipped cream frosting instead of a heavy and rich buttercream. So I’m just going to call it a chiffon cake. =)

  129. Nicole says:

    I love chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Classic but always a favorite!

  130. Janet L says:

    I Love, Cakes . my favorite is Cream Cheese Pound Cake .from Joy of Baking .com just about everything, I bake from comes out perfect and true to the taste.

  131. Amanda C says:

    My favorite type of cake (right now), is an almond cupcake with raspberry buttercream frosting. Soooooooooo freaking good!!!!!!!!!

  132. frances kelley says:

    my favorite cake of the moment is germand chocolate. it is so scrumptious.

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  134. I like most types of cake(as long as it is not chocolate), but angel food or basic yellow with creamy white frosting(the two recipes that I like can be found or probably my favorite. I liked you on facebook.

  135. Regan says:

    My favorite is a plain vanilla-ish cake spiked with nutmeg that my mother and grandmother used to make; because it has a crumb topping, it was always just called “Crumb cake.”

  136. Jenn says:

    I love all flavors of cake – but have to say chocolate with cream cheese icing is my fave. Love your emails and FB page as well!

  137. Marianne says:

    Ice cream cake is my favorite! Your king cake looks great!

  138. Sharon says:

    I just made the Sweet and Salty Cake from Baked. It’s quite a process, but the results are delicious. I guess it’s my favorite cake–today! Thanks.

  139. That king cake look amazing! Angel food cakes was and still is my favorite cake though.

  140. Melissa says:

    My favorite cake is the DQ ice cream cake, but for one you can put in the oven I’d pick carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, brownies and ice cream, or angelfood cake with strawberries and whipped cream. mmmmmmmmmm

  141. Sharon says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  142. Sharon says:

    I like Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on facebook.
    (Sharon Olivier)

  143. Sharon says:

    I follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on twitter @sharonjo2

  144. Oh my gosh! Cool! My friends and I made one of these today and it was OBSCENE! It took forever but man oh man was it cool! Pics to come.
    I’m quite curious to know in what country/continent getting a naked baby in a piece of cake became ‘good luck’.

  145. I did end up subscribing to your blog! 🙂

  146. Donna says:

    I have a recipe for chocolate carrot cake that is heaven!!

  147. Krista says:

    I’m not going to lie… My favorite cake is the funfetti boxed kind!

  148. leighbakes says:

    I’m a chocoholic, so I’d have to say my favorite cake is rich, dark chocolate cake. But a close second is banana cake!

    Your King Cake is BEAUTIFUL, by the way!

  149. bellabits says:

    This looks yummy! I love cake, and it’s hard to name my favorite, but I think cheesecake has got to be the best!

  150. Sharla says:

    I like Italian Cream Cake, and I’d love to win the book!

  151. Sharla says:

    I subscribe by email.

  152. marcia says:

    carrot cake

  153. Julia says:

    Definitely chocolate cake, with lots and lots of frosting. However, I JUST discovered red velvet cake… that may soon become my new favorite

  154. Jenny Loveridge says:

    I’m a big fan of cheesecake but I also love any cake with fruit and/or vegetables incorporated and CHOCOLATE!

  155. That king cake looks gorgeous! I just tried one for the first time a few years ago and loved it! My favorite cake flavor is almond…actually I love pretty much anything with almond extract in it!

  156. Following you on Twitter!

  157. Just added you to my Google reader!

  158. Erika says:

    I love all kinds of cake, but my two favorites are vanilla and red velvet.

  159. Kayla says:

    I love a light vanilla cake with strawberries and whipped cream. So simple but so delicious.

  160. Monica says:

    I love Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Cake, Coconut Cake, Cheesecake, Carrot Cake and the list goes on. I could live off of cake!

  161. Monica says:

    I subscribed to the email recipes…I can’t wait for new recipes!

  162. Monica says:

    I’m a facebook fan…I am going to gain so much weight with these recipes…

  163. Monica says:

    Facebooked you and the cookbook giveaway!

  164. Monica says:

    I’m following you on Twitter now!!!

  165. Monica says:

    I retweeted “RT @SPkitchen Cookbook Giveaway! Enter to win a copy of World Of Cake:”

  166. Geet says:

    Just tweeted !

  167. Geet says:

    Subscribed through email.. and oh so love your blog. My favorite cake would be a german chocolate cake..

  168. Geet says:

    I am a fan in Facebook !

  169. sharon says:

    I’m a follower

  170. sharon says:

    I ‘liked’ you

  171. sharon says:

    I only make one cake a year for my mothers German chocolate because we both love the crunchy topping.

  172. I follow you on Twitter now. Great giveaway!

  173. Meaghan says:

    I love all kinds of cake! Cheesecake (if that’s really cake at all) is my favorite! I also love strawberry shortcake, and ooey gooey chocolate lava cake!

  174. Jillian says:

    Cheesecake with cherries on top!

  175. Jillian says:

    I’m subscribed.

  176. Jillian says:

    I follow you

  177. Jillian says:

    I tweeted.

  178. flo says:

    I’m a cheesecake lover!

  179. nik says:

    My favorite cake treat is homemade pound cake with warmed-up blueberry preserves on top…so good!

  180. Hannah says:

    Tough call, but lately its lemon poppy seed cake- there’s just something about the fluffyness with the little pop of the seeds, I love it!

  181. Kristin K says:

    LOVE your blog! My favorite cake has to be pineapple upside down cake. A close second for me is any homemade cake with homemade butter cream frosting!!

  182. kvossler says:

    pound cake! i’m all about it!

  183. kvossler says:

    i subscribe through email to SPK.

  184. kvossler says:

    i posted about the giveaway on FB.

  185. kvossler says:

    i follow SPK on FB.

  186. Kristi says:

    I love chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, but I’m not really a cake snob!

  187. Kristi says:

    I’m not a cake snob~I love all cake! But anything with cream cheese frosting has my vote!

  188. Cookie says:

    OMG what cake DON’T I like? If I had to pick the last cake I’ll ever eat, it’s gotta be Tiramisu Cheesecake and not just ANY Tiramisu Cheesecake but the one from The Cheesecake Factory. It’s TO DIE FOR! Hope I win the book!

  189. Ginny Bush says:

    “What is your favorite type of cake?” Is it German chocolate cake, carrot cake, cheesecake, or maybe rum cake? My mom use to make Raw Apple Cake, it’s the best.

  190. joan says:

    I’m a new facebook fan.

  191. Becca H. says:

    I’m ALL about Nutella, so Nutella Pound Cake is my absolute favorite!

  192. Becca H. says:

    I just became a Facebook fan. Can’t wait to hook up with you there! 🙂

  193. Becca H. says:

    I am following you on Twitter via my account @beccacit

  194. Becca H. says:

    I Tweeted about the giveaway 🙂

  195. Becca H. says:

    I just subscribed to your blog via email! So glad I found you via BakingBlog!

  196. Jeni says:

    My favorite cake is pumpkin cheesecake. Yum!

  197. Jeni says:

    I subscribed by email.

  198. Jellybean says:

    My favorite cake is lemon meringue cake.

  199. Jellybean says:

    …and I just subscribed. Looking forward to your newsletter!

  200. Mary Ann says:

    Carrot cake is my favorite. Hope I’m not too late!

  201. Susan Rae says:

    Smitten Kitchen’s Red Velvet Cake is moist and wonderful –

  202. Chanelle says:

    I’m a fan of rich, comforting, and luxurious desserts so I’ve been working with Nutella in a lot of my baking. I’ve never worked with Espresso powder but your Espresso Pound Cake with Cranberries & Pecans really inspired me!

  203. Steve2inLA says:

    Chocolate Peanutbutter Cake

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  205. Mia Everette says:

    I like any cake that has icing on it! My favorite has to be Banana cake. It’s a specialty in Northwest indiana where I grew up, but they’ve got a good bakery in New Orleans too, that does a good job, (Anna Banana)

  206. Kristin says:

    Amaretto cake is my current favorite!

  207. Cyndi says:

    My favorite all-time favorite cake is definitely Red Velvet. I’m really excited to try this recipe for King Cake though- I just moved to the New Orleans area in December so this is my first actual Mardi Gras! Very excited! I just found your site- and I must say, I’m loving it! Great work!

  208. Nicole disch says:

    Oh my favorite cake I a cupcake, I like the old fashion yellow cake and with home made icing with every cupcake having its own personality just like the little ones who eat them. However I am a newly we’d and my hubby loves cheesecake so I am on the search for great cheesecake recipes, cause you know a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I like you site and became a fan on your face book page so I can run across all kinds of new recipes.

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