King Cake: Fudge Icing

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King Cake: Fudge Icing

This fudge icing recipe is meant to accompany the “King Cake” recipe.

Yield: For 9-inch square cake

Fudge Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter


Mix sugar and cream in a pot and boil gently until mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Remove from heat and add butter. Beat mixture until it starts to thicken and crystallize. Immediately spread on the cooled cake.

Additional Notes:

From The 1994 Old Farmer's Almanac, Canadian Edition

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