Joe’s Cafe King Cake Shipping is Closed for the Season.

That’s a wrap! The Joe’s Café online king cake nationwide shipping store is officially closed for Mardi Gras 2024. We will reopen on January 6, 2025, King’s Day, the official start of Carnival Season.

Stop in to one Joe’s Café locations thru Mardi Gras Day for a delicious Joe’s Cafe King Cake.

Thank you to everyone who shipped Joe’s Café king cakes this year. We hope you, your friends, and your family enjoyed our unique flavors of Mardi Gras.

We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your business. We hope you’ll consider ordering from us again in 2025!

Happy Mardi Gras!

The Best Mardi Gras King Cakes in New Orleans

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Traditional King Cake

Cinnamon-infused layers are braided into sweet handmade dough, then baked to perfection. Topped with creamy icing and colorful purple, green and gold Mardi Gras sugar. Joe’s Famous King Cake is baked fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

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Fried King Cake

Joe’s famous handmade donut dough, braided into a Mardi Gras King Cake, then fried to perfection. Topped with creamy icing and colorful purple, green and gold Mardi Gras sugar. Joe’s Famous King Cake is fried fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

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Filled King Cake

Cinnamon infused layers with delicious strawberry, lemon, apple or Bavarian cream filling are braided into sweet handmade dough, then baked to perfection. Topped with creamy icing and colorful purple, green and gold Mardi Gras sugar. Joe’s Famous King Cake is baked fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

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Praline Pecan King Cake

Cinnamon infused layers are braided in the sweet handmade dough, then baked to perfection. Joe’s own creamy praline pecan sauce tops this freshly baked king cake. Joe’s Famous Praline Pecan King Cake is baked fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

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Cream Cheese King Cake

Cinnamon infused layers are braided into sweet, handmade dough and baked to perfection. Joe’s Café Cream Cheese King Cake is filled with a mouthwatering homemade cream filling and topped with creamy cream cheese icing. Topped with creamy icing and colorful purple, green and gold Mardi Gras sugar. Joe’s Famous King Cake is baked fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese King Cake

Cinnamon-infused layers are braided into sweet, handmade dough and baked to perfection. Joe’s Café Strawberry Cream Cheese King Cake is filled with a homemade cream cheese and strawberry filling and topped with creamy cream cheese icing. Topped with creamy icing and colorful purple, green and gold Mardi Gras sugar. Joe’s Famous King Cake is baked fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

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Icing-Free King Cake

Cinnamon infused layers are braided into sweet handmade dough, then baked to perfection. Perfect for the Mardi Gras lover who wants to cut back on sugar, but is still the life of the party. Joe’s Famous King Cake is baked fresh daily.

Medium Serves: 20 – 24 Two-inch Slices.

History of Mardi Gras King Cakes

Nothing marks the start of Mardi Gras season like the sudden debut of King Cakes at every grocery store in New Orleans. Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival, officially begins on January 6th, also known as “Twelfth Night”, but New Orleanians begin eating their fill of these traditional cakes long before then. In fact, King Cakes are available all the way through Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday.

While the precise origin of the New Orleans King Cake is not known, it’s widely thought that it was one of the many rich and delicious traditions French brought with them when they settled the area in 1870. Traditionally, king cakes are oval-shaped and resemble a twisted, colorful, oversized cinnamon roll. They’re typically distinguished by their creamy white glaze and colorful Mardi Gras-themed bands of purple, green, and gold sugar which represent justice, faith, and power, respectively. These colors were chosen to resemble the jeweled crowns of the three wise men that visited baby Jesus on the Twelfth Night (known by Christians as “Epiphany”).

Before the present-day tiny plastic babies were chosen to depict baby Jesus, coins, beans, nuts, and peas were placed as prizes inside traditional King Cakes. According to tradition, finding one of these little babies in your slice of cake grants you the title of “King” or “Queen” for the day and you’re then bound by custom to host the next party and provide the King Cake to select your royal successor. This is how New Orleans keeps the party going all season long!

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