Every year, (former) longtime New Orleans resident and vegan superheroine Kittee Berns makes vegan king cakes. This is a photo of her apple cheezecake king cake, from her 2013 King Cake Kindergarten, for new king cake bakers.
Yes, today is Mardi Gras and technically the last day of the king cake season, but does that mean you can’t make a first-day-of-Lent king cake for tomorrow? A welcome-to-spring king cake in March? Of course not. Don’t let the calendar dictate your baking habits (when you’re not using fresh produce, of course).
Check out Kittee’s entire king cake archive (includes gluten-ful and gluten-free recipes!) and celebrate Mardi Gras the way we celebrate all the best holidays: with riotously colored, rich and sugary baked goods.