7 places to get your boudin king cake
Remember the boudin king cake craze of 2015? The insane demand has died down a bit, but it looks like this novelty Mardi Gras treat is here to stay. It’s part savory, part sweet and wholly Louisiana.
Boudin king cake swept Louisiana away two years ago after a University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor posted a photo of his creation to social media.
Bob Carriker initially planned to make and sell a few of the boudin-filled breads topped with cane syrup and cracklin crumbs, but hundreds of orders came in within hours and he knew he was in over his head. He partnered with Twins Burgers and Sweets in Lafayette to make his idea a reality for the boudin-lovers of the world, and many Louisiana bakeries created their own versions of the savory Mardi Gras treat. Although bakery owners say demand for boudin king cake has decreased, people are still placing orders for the novelty treat. And as Mardi Gras approaches and more people abandon their New Year’s resolutions, demand is sure to increase. BACKGROUND: Boudin king cake goes viral Score! How to win a king cake Here’s Louisiana’s boudin king cake trail.
1. Bourque’s Supermarket in Port Barre
This St. Landry Parish grocery store and meat market offers a boudin-and-pepper-jack-cheese-stuffed king cake topped with cane syrup, pepper jelly, cracklin and jalapenos.
The cakes are available in one size for $27.99. Learn more by calling 337-585-6261.
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2. Cajun Market Donut Company in Lafayette, Breaux Bridge and Broussard
This south Louisiana doughnut shop makes a boudin king cake that begins with doughnut dough that is filled with boudin and pepper jack cheese. The king cake is baked and topped with cane syrup, pepper jelly and bacon. The cakes come in one size for $35 including tax, and shipping is available. Learn more by visiting shippingkingcakes.com or by calling 337-504-4242.
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3. Cake Cafe & Bakery in New Orleans
This Crescent City bakery sells individual boudin-filled king cakes topped with Three Brothers’ Farms cane syrup and candied bacon. Pre-ordering is only available for orders of one dozen or more mini king cakes, and shipping is not available. Mini king cakes cost $6.50 each. Learn more by visiting nolacakes.com or by calling 504-943-0010.
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4. Lilah’s in Shreveport
This north Louisiana deli and bakery offers a boudin king cake that is filled with boudin and pepper jack cheese and topped with cane syrup, pepper jelly and cracklin crumbs.
The cakes are available in one size for $35, and shipping is available. Learn more by visiting lilahdeli.com or by calling 318-676-1407.
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5. Quebedeaux’s Boudin and Cracklins in Alexandria
This CenLa boudin and cracklin shop offers a secret-recipe boudin king cake made with house-made boudin and cracklins, praline gravy and colored sprinkles. The cakes cost $24.99. Orders must be placed one day in advance. Learn more by visiting “Quebedeaux’s” on Facebook or by calling 318-528-8788.
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6. Thee Heavenly Donut in Baton Rouge
This Baton Rouge doughnut shop offers a boudin king cake made from doughnut dough filled with boudin that is baked, coated in a butter glaze and topped with Tabasco pepper jelly, Steen’s cane syrup and fresh bacon. The boudin king cakes are offered in one size for $29.99. Shipping is not available. Learn more by visiting theeheavenlydonuts.com or by calling 225-753-7711 for the Highland location or 225-368-0090 for the Sherwood Forest location.
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7. Twins Burgers & Sweets in Lafayette and Youngsville
This Acadiana bakery offers a boudin-filled king cake topped with cracklin crumbs and Steen’s cane syrup.
The boudin king cake is available in one size for $27.70. Shipping is available. Learn more by visiting kingcaketwins.com or by calling 337-268-9488.