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The very BEST King Cake?

There are so many king cakes today, but none remind me of growing up in New Orleans(the Westbank). In grammar school we always had the plain king cakes from McKenzies. The were decorated with purple, green and gold sugar and multicolored sprinkles with a cherry. I can remember how excited we would be to have king cake and hopefully find the baby in our piece of cake. Oh how I long for a piece of that wonderful king cake!! Many people like the filled king cakes with all the fancy flavors, but all they amount to is a wonderful dessert to go with a cup of coffee.

I will try the Tastee Donut version, but I will have to make a special trip to NO for that. I hope it's worth the drive. I'm glad to see that there are others out there who miss the plain McKenzie king cake.

I've lived in quite a few cities and Tastee Donuts are the best donuts I've ever had! Growing up, we used to go there every Saturday morning for breakfast. That is the one thing I miss since my parents left New Orleans. Breakfast on Saturday mornings at her house is just not the same.

May 07, 2008
lil red in New Orleans