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Sugarfree Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Mardi Gras season is right around the corner, and what’s more fun than partaking in the traditional King Cake festivities? 

We all know that King Cake is a delicious and colorful New Orleans tradition and every single baker (home and professional) wants to see their Mardi Gras goodies make it on to social during this time of year. 

This year we’re sharing our recipe for Sugarfree Mardi Gras King Cake for your next party — we hope you make plenty of these tasty treats! Because no party is complete without a king cake.

One of our favorite holidays is Mardi Gras, especially if you live in New Orleans. We thought this would be a great time to share a Sugarfree King Cake recipe with you for this year’s celebrations.


  • 1 tablespoon of butter for a Bundt pan (you can use coconut oil if you’re avoiding dairy). 
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature.
  • 9 tablespoons half-and-half or milk (the measurement equal to 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon.
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon almond flour (or “almond meal”) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stevia Select or 2 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener. 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.


  1. Place a bundt cake pan in a preheated oven and allow to heat for a minimum of 10 minutes. Prepare the batter, then add eggs, almond flour, milk, stevia, & vanilla. Blend this together until it’s smooth. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed, then prepare Pean crumble.

How to prepare Pecan crumble

Add butter and sweetener into a bowl. Add cinnamon to taste. Mix in pecans until well coated. Let cool for at least an hour.

  1. You should be using a bundt pan and preheating it before you put butter or oil into it. And then oiling the sides of the bundt pan, inside and out, with a pastry brush or paper towel. 
  1. Pour half of the popover batter into the greased pans. Next, pour the cheesecake mixture evenly over the batter. Finally, sprinkle the pecan crumble over the cheesecake and finish with the remaining batter.
  1. Oven at 425 degrees F 20 minutes; turn off; oven for extra 5 minutes; remove; let cool 10 minutes. Cakes do fall after 10 minutes; this is normal. Use a butter knife to go around all edges and make sure the cake is loosened before attempting to remove it. Put a plate on the top of the cake and then invert. You may have to knock it hard for it to remove.
  1. While the cake is cooking, mix the apple filling and cream cheese icing. In a small saucepan, place one apple, a stick of butter, cinnamon to taste, nutmeg, and a sweetener of your choice. 
  1. Flip the cake over when you put it back in the dish. Top with cooked apples and some icing. Flip the cake back over when you take it out of the dish.
  1. To get the colors of Mardi Gras less the colored sugar sprinkles traditionally used, fill the center of the cake with very affordable and brightly colored beads.

You could also purchase a plastic baby and insert it into the cake before serving. This will add an additional element of surprise and delight to the experience of eating the cake.