We aren’t sure if it is because Wicked Jack’s Tavern is based in the southeast or because we love any excuse to celebrate with cake….No matter the reason, we wanted to wish everyone a festive Mardi Gras!

Every Fat Tuesday, one dessert (overly decorated for Carnival) gets all the attention. A traditional King Cake is often made of dry, flaky, braided dough—shaped in a hollow circle. 

This year, start the party off right with a Wicked Jack’s Tavern Jamaican Butter Rum Raisin Cake. Use this moist, spiced bunt cake as the basis for your King Cake. Just melt icing on top and add sugar sprinkles—colored in green, purple and gold.

Don’t forget to tuck a small baby figurine inside. The person whose piece contains the baby, or other small trinket representing luck and prosperity, is King (or Queen) for the day and is responsible for throwing next year’s Mardi Gras party…or at least providing the cake!