8 Festive Alternatives to Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake (PHOTOS)

King Cake CheesecakeWith Mardi Gras right around the corner (Fat Tuesday is February 9 this year!), it's time to start thinking about one of the most fun parts of the day: the King Cake. In case you're not familiar with this colorful tradition, it involves a plastic baby doll hidden inside a yummy confection. The person who finds the trinket is believed to have special privileges or be obligated to make the cake next year.


Either way, it's delicious and entertaining at the same time! But if your family has been celebrating with the same cake year after year, you may be looking for an alternative.

We found eight festive recipes that are sweet takes on the traditional King Cake. Why not give that plastic baby doll a new home this year inside one of these yummy treats?


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