My husband grew up very close to New Orleans, which means that he grew up with Mardi Gras and all the traditions that come with it. Until I met him, I had no idea what a king cake was, but since then I've eaten one (or two) each year. So, for Fat Tuesday I thought I'd surprise him and make a King Cake. (Ok, I made two) The first was a Strawberry Cream Cheese one and the second, I tried to do a Mississippi Mud take. It had chocolate custard, marshmallows, and toasted pecans. It was pretty delish.
strawberry cream cheese