Stir It Up! King Cake bars for Mardi Gras

These bars meet all King Cake flavor requirements, but are simpler to make and to serve.

The Runaway Spoon

I have never set myself the task of making a real King Cake, as I figure there are enough people who do that already. My brother used to send me delicious King Cakes from a bakery in New Orleans when I was in college. Those cakes were moist and tender with a cream cheese filling, with a brightly colored, but simple frosting.