Mardi Gras Cinnamon Cake Loaf Recipe (Updated)

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” also called Shrove Tuesday. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Christian Lent season leading up to Easter. During Lent, many Christians fast, and the name Fat Tuesday refers to the last day of eating richer foods before the leaner days of Lent begin.

Many of my friends love to share desserts to celebrate Mardi Gras. Cinnamon Cake Loaf is one of my favorite treats so I decided it was time to share this sweet and delicious recipe with you.

Prep: 10 Minutes Cook : 45 Minutes Serves: About 8 slices


1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix
(Water, vegetable oil or applesauce, and whole eggs (3) called for on cake mix box)
2 drops green food gel
2 drops purple food gel
2 drops yellow food gel
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 jar cream cheese icing


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix cake mix as directed on the box. Separate about 1/3 cup into three bowls. This is for the the coloring.


In each bowl drop two drops of food gel. Stir well.


Line baking loaf pan with parchment paper. Fill with white cake mix. Drop in other colors of the cake mix. Then do a figure eight to mix the colors on top.


Bake for 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for 1 hour.


Use icing to ice the top of the cake loaf. Top with cinnamon. Slice and serve for mardi gras fun!


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