As Mardi Gras season sweeps through Baton Rouge, Sweet Baton Rouge is turning the spotlight on the art of indulgence, particularly the beloved tradition of King Cake. We've taken our King Cake exploration seriously, tasting creations from home bakers to local businesses, ensuring we bring you the best Baton Rouge has to offer. Here are some spots around town where you can find them.
Our quest for the finest King Cakes in Baton Rouge led us to hidden gems that embody the essence of Mardi Gras. We've tasted and savored treats from Red Stick Spices, Honeybee Baking, Eloise, Sweet Society (official vendor of Dong Phoung King Cakes), Counterspace, Corrito King Cakes, Thee Heavenly Donut, Caroline's Cookies, Gourmet Girls, and Magpie. Each bite tells a story, and we're here to guide you through the city's culinary landscape.
Red Stick Spices:
Our journey begins at Red Stick Spices, where mini king cakes and SOGO Tea Bar's king cake tea latte reign supreme. This delightful black tea, infused with cinnamon and vanilla, captures the essence of celebration, complete with purple, green, and gold sprinkles.
Kait, the passionate owner and baker at Honey Bee Baking Co., crafts superior goods with love and high-quality ingredients. Don't miss out on the Cinnamon Cream Cheese King Cake, a Mardi Gras treat that's bound to make your taste buds dance.
@eloisemarketandcakery stole our hearts with their king cake cookies—soft, delicious, and topped with icing and Mardi Gras-colored sprinkles. Their cream cheese king cake is equally scrumptious, and for those with dietary preferences, they offer gluten-free and vegan options.
A newcomer to the Dong Phuong vendor lineup, Sweet Society offers king cakes in pecan, coconut, almond, cream cheese, and strawberry flavors. Availability may vary weekly, so stay updated via our social media channels for the latest offerings.
Counterspace is your go-to for traditional, vegan, and gluten-free king cakes all season long. Available for convenient pickup at their Bocage location.
Corrito King Cakes:
Thee Heavenly Donut
Fried-to-perfection king cakes await at Thee Heavenly Donut, offering 10 traditional flavors and an array of gourmet fillings, including pecan praline, turtle pecan, maple bacon, and chocolate-covered strawberry.
Katia Mangham of Gourmet Girls presents a variety of cinnamon brioche "babycakes" with a whipped cream and powdered sugar glaze. From the elegant Queen Cake to the playful King Cake Cupcakes, Gourmet Girls offers a diverse menu that caters to every palate.
Magpie's rotation of cinnamon-pecan, cream cheese, blueberry, hazelnut, and vegan king cakes provides a delightful array of options. These mini king cakes, similar in size to a bagel, are a perfect treat at any time of day.
Indulge in the festive spirit of Mardi Gras with our culinary journey through Baton Rouge's King Cake scene. Whether you're savoring traditional recipes at home or venturing out to local establishments, let the flavors of the carnival ignite your taste buds. As we celebrate this vibrant season, may the joy of Mardi Gras fill your hearts and homes. Laissez les bons temps rouler!