Sourdough King Cake Recipe

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Sourdough King Cake Recipe

Try out this delicious Sourdough King Cake Recipe with a unique twist. It’s perfect for special occasions and celebrations.

Nutrition Facts:

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground saffron
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground za’atar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sourdough starter, milk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and all the spices.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the sourdough mixture and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Punch down the dough and divide it into three equal portions.
  7. Roll each portion into a long rope and braid them together.
  8. Form the braided dough into a circle and connect the ends.
  9. Transfer the shaped dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Cover the dough with the kitchen towel and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  12. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

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