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St. Patrick’s Day in a King Cake

2014 Editor’s Note: Broad Street Bakery is featuring their Chocolate Guinness King Cake again this year. They will be available from Thursday, March 13 – Monday, March 17 and will only have a few extras for walk-ins. So make sure to get your order in soon! They also have other delicious St. Paddy’s Day treats available.

BSB-StPaddyKingCake-GuinnessSt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Jackson has its share of festivities for this GREEN day, including the annual Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade. To make your St. Paddy’s Day celebration even more exciting, Broad Street Bakery is offering one of their most loved pastries, the King Cake, with a good ol’ Irish twist—Guinness and Chocolate!

King Cake, you say? Isn’t that a Mardi Gras thing? Well… Jen Adelsheimer, Pastry Chef at Broad Street, told us that they receive so many requests for different flavors during the traditional King Cake season that they decided to try out some new flavors throughout the year. That way, you can get your King Cake fix during the traditional season – and all year long!

BSB-StPaddyKingCake-pieceThis one-of-a-kind Guinness Chocolate King Cake is as good as any variation of King Cake I’ve had. The made-from-scratch cake is the traditional Broad Street King Cake dough—a delicious, buttery, flaky brioche. What makes this one special is the Guinness & Chocolate Cream Cheese filling. The dark, smoky notes of the Guinness accentuate the chocolate and help develop a rich, nutty flavor. The King Cake is then topped with a green Guinness sugar icing and chocolate ganache, instead of the traditional sugar icing and sprinkles. When you take a bite of this cake, you know instantly that it’s all about the chocolate. Worried about the Guinness? Don’t be! Even if you’re not much of a beer drinker, if you like chocolate, you’ll enjoy this cake.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to try this Irish-themed King Cake! It would be a delicious tailgating snack while you’re at the St. Paddy’s Parade next weekend. However, Broad Street is only making them for 3 days, March 14, 15 and 16. I’m sure that Jen and her Pastry Team will make a few extras, but I wouldn’t take a chance. They will go fast! So go ahead and pre-order. Orders must be in by Tuesday, March 12 at 8 PM. You can find an order form online here, or you can call the bakery at 601.362.2900.

BSB-StPaddyKingCake-CloseupI know you’re still wondering, will there be a traditional baby in the cake? Let me tell you, Broad Street has thought of everything! For St. Patrick’s Day, the cakes will have a gold coin to place in the cake. And you know the tradition: whoever finds the baby, buys the next King Cake. Since these will only be offered for a limited time, how about the one who finds the gold coin buys the next Holiday King Cake at Broad Street?

‘Cause Easter is just around the corner, and we have it on good authority that the Easter flavor will be Lemon/Raspberry…

What’s your favorite King Cake flavor? Or do you have a good idea for one? Let us know below!

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23 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day in a King Cake

  1. Laura James March 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    I’m going to have to try one of these.

  2. Babs Norwood March 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Wow!! That looks delicious!! Anything from BroadStreet is super good!!

  3. Michelle March 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Sounds delish! Can’t wait for the Easter flavor too.

  4. David S March 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    I’ll be in Jackson soon. I’ll have to try this. It looks delicious!

  5. Corey March 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I had to be a good Catholic and give up something for Lent. Why did I have to pick chocolate?? Guess I’ll just have to hope it returns next year.

  6. Whitney March 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Missing Jackson St. Paddy’s day is like missing family Christmas…. I guess a swing into Broadstreet for one of these will have to suffice!

  7. Jim March 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    looks great! Will have to get one for sure!

  8. Jen March 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    I think I will stick to the traditional king cake.

  9. Bob Wilosn March 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Broad St. has reservation slips ready for the St. Paddy cakes on the counter. The cake looks great!

  10. Amanda March 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    “Guinness Chocolate King Cake”??!!!
    That sounds amaaaazing! I don’t have a favorite King Cake flavor yet, but the Guinness Chocolate looks like a win!

  11. emily jenkins March 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Yum!

  12. Lauren riviere March 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    That sounds fantastic!

  13. Melissa Harper March 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Oh wow! Bring on the green! Broadstreet’s great!

  14. Dustin March 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    That King Cake looks delicious!

  15. Megan March 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Gonna have to try one of these!

  16. Kamace March 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Yum! I want some!

  17. Cherlene Nerland March 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    That looks so good. I just wish they sold it by the slice. I so don’t need a whole King Cake in my house.

  18. Elysa Mac March 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    YAY!!!! I have a son named after St. Patrick and we do this holiday up in a BIG way around our house. I had no idea that BB was making a special cake in honor of the big day. I’ll definitely be checking into this more.

  19. Shelia March 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Yum! Sounds good!

  20. Emily March 13, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Their sweets are great; so the king cake is a must-have!

  21. JB March 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    I like this idea…..it sounds very interesting and I must I’ve it a try!

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