Introducing the Flavorful and Festive Muffuletta King Cake

Have you ever had a Muffuletta King Cake? This combination of Sicilian and Creole ingredients creates a unique and flavorful experience, perfect for any special occasion. It’s an eye-catching dessert that combines the traditional ingredients of a New Orleans-style king cake with the traditional flavors of a Sicilian muffuletta sandwich. Both cultures bring something special to the table, and the result is a wonderfully delicious combination of sweet and savory that is sure to make your tastebuds dance.

The Flavor Explosion of a Classic Combination

The flavors and ingredients in our Muffuletta King Cake come together to create a flavor explosion. Dense and fluffy dough is combined with creamy, tangy olive salad. Sweet raisins and sweet, crunchy pistachios add a delightful textural contrast and a burst of flavor. To top it all off, a classic king cake sugar glaze brings together all of these flavors in a delightful way.

A Traditional King Cake with a Cultural Twist

Though Muffuletta King Cake is a clever twist on the most classic King Cake, it has all the traditional elements you expect. The dough has the classic sweet and nutty flavors, while the olive salad and raisins give it the unique Sicilian twist. The king cake exterior is made with the traditional cinnamon and nutmeg. As it bakes the traditional glaze gives it a wonderful golden brown exterior that is sure to catch the eye.

Tips to Get the Perfect Muffuletta King Cake Every Time

The key to getting a perfect and flavorful Muffuletta King Cake is to be precise with the measurements and to let the dough rest. Make sure to mix the dough until it’s nice and smooth, then let it rest for at least 15 minutes before rolling it out and adding the other ingredients. After baking, let it cool before applying the glaze.

Share A Meal That Brings People Together

This Muffuletta King Cake is a great way to bring people together. The combination of Sicilian and Creole flavors creates something that is truly special. Not to mention, it’s easy to make and sure to be a showstopper. It’s a great choice for any occasion, or just to add a festive touch to any day.

Muffuletta King Cake Recipe


– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1/3 cup warm water
– 1 cup olive salad
– 2 tablespoons raisins
– 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
– 2 teaspoons cinnamon
– 2 teaspoons nutmeg
– ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
– ¾ cup powdered sugar
– 2 tablespoons warm water


1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, yeast, and salt.

2. Add the olive oil and warm water and mix until a soft dough forms.

3. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth.

4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let it rest for 15 minutes.

5. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll it out into a 12-inch circle.

6. Spread the olive salad over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border.

7. Sprinkle the raisins, pistachios, cinnamon, and nutmeg over the olive salad.

8. Outline the circle in your desired shape (round, triangle, etc.), then carefully roll the dough into a log.

9. Pinch the seams together to form the log.

10. Place the log onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and let it rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

11. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake the log for 25 minutes until golden brown.

12. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before adding the sugar glaze.

13. In a bowl, mix together the melted butter, powdered sugar, and warm water until a thick glaze forms.

14. Spread the glaze over the log and let it cool completely before serving. Enjoy!