King Cake Bread Pudding


Hey Everyone! Long time no talk. Okay so it hasn’t been that long but 4 months away from the blog, for this foodie, can seem like an eternity. So why the absence? LIFE! Life with my kids, my husband, my friends, the holidays, the list goes on and on. I decided in October that leading into the holiday season I would take a break from the blog until the New Year. I am thrilled to say that I am back and I have so many amazing dishes I just can’t wait to share with you all. For so many of you who have checked in with me during the absence I can’t thank you enough for your kindness. You are the reason I love to do Kitchen Belleicious.


What better way to come back than to come back swinging with the Best Bread Pudding you will ever have. I call it my King Cake Bread Pudding because- besides the obvious Mardi Gras colors, it is packed with my favorite King Cake flavors and fillings- cinnamon and pecan praline.


The sauce is as simple as possible, powdered sugar, butter and cream. The topping is a quick Pecan Praline filling and the bread is a combination of croissants and challah bread. Yum Right?

You still have time to make this for Mardi Gras but in case you miss the boat with that holiday skip the bright vibrant colored crystals and switch it up with a more intense sauce like my Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Bread Pudding or Donut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Creme Anglaise

Its so great to be back! Stay tuned for more easy, creative and delicious recipes!



Mardi Gras King Cake- click for recipe



Boudin Stuffed King Cake-click for recipe



Pecan Pie Stuffed King Cake- click for recipe



King Cake Cheesecake- click for recipe


King Cake Bread Pudding
  • Pudding:
  • 7 large eggs
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ 16-ounce loaf challah bread, cubed
  • 6 large day old croissants- cubed
  • Pecan Praline Topping:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup plus 4 TBSP brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Combine the ingredients for the pudding in a large bowl. Whisk to mix. Pour the mixture over the bread, and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to sit for an hour.
  2. Transfer the bread mixture to a 9x13 inch buttered casserole dish and bake at 350 until the center of the bread pudding is set, 50 to 60 minutes.
  3. Top with the glaze and sprinkle with purple, yellow and green crystals.


  1. Sam@mycarolinakitchen

    Welcome back and what a way to return – with a gorgeous King Cake.

  2. Dzoli

    As every blogger know ,we all need break from time to time. But the ones that have true passion for cooking and will to invest time, patient Family that eventually starts asking comes dinner time: Hurry up take the picture , we are hungry:).

    Great bread pudding! You sure like your sprinkles

  3. Alicia@Eco Friendly Homemaking

    So glad that you are back! Because of our business i have not been posting very much on my blog for the past several months. Hope to get back to posting regularly. So looking forward to seeing your delicious recipes!!

  4. Eva Taylor

    Welcome back, so glad to see your recipe post. It’s important to take a break when you need it otherwise this blogging thing can feel like a chore and no one wants that.
    I totally get where you’re coming from with the coloured sparkles for this King Cake Bread Pudding but I’m just not into them. Fortunately, I adore everything else in this tasty and creative treat so not all is lost. Welcome back and I look forward to communicating with you again.

  5. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Bread and croissants, yum. I’m too late for Mardi Gras but that’s ok…this would be great anytime. Nice to see you blogging again.

  6. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Welcome back! I am so glad all is well and your King Cake Bread Pudding looks wonderful! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  7. 2 sisters recipes

    Welcome back! So glad you made this King cake bread pudding – we have been looking the recipe- and Now we found it- thanks so much!
    Have a great week!:)

  8. sue|theviewfromgreatisland

    You are the King Cake Queen!! I love all the colors, and this bread pudding version is genius!

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