Prep Time:  90 mins
Cook Time:  60 mins
Total Time:  150 mins
Servings:  14

See how easy it is to turn a king cake into a delicious Bourbon Street bread pudding. This recipe is sure to be a hit this Mardi Gras season!


Ingredients for Bread Pudding

  • 1 cinnamon king cake
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 Tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • Cinnamon (to taste)
  • Vanilla (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)

Ingredients for Glaze

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Mardi Gras sprinkles - purple, green, and gold (optional)

Items You'll Need


  1. Preheat BBQ or oven to 325°F
  2. Butter baking dish
  3. Cut king cake into small cubes
  4. Combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar until creamy
  5. Add eggs one at a time, and mix until smooth
  6. Add condensed milk, half and half, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg
  7. Add cubed king cake to mixture
  8. Add bourbon
  9. Soak at least 1 hour (or overnight if possible)
  10. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tops begin to brown
  11. After baking, let cakes cool about 20 minutes
  12. While cakes are cooling, prepare the glaze by combining powdered sugar, milk, and lemon juice. Mix until smooth
  13. Drizzle glaze over cakes
  14. Decorate with Mardi Gras sprinkles, and enjoy!