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Top Fuel World Champion Antron Brown shares family King Cake recipe

You know him as a three-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion and driver of the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster. Antron Brown takes the reins in our kitchen today, sharing the recipe for his family’s signature dessert, a New Orleans-style King Cake!

  • (Mardi Gras kicks off this coming weekend, Feb 9th with Fat Tuesday falling on Feb 13th
  • As a professional drag racer, Antron regularly exceeds speeds of over 330-mph, making him one of the fastest people on the planet!
  • The 2018 NHRA season kicks-off this week at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., 2/9-2/11.
  • Antron is fresh off the 2018 NHRA pre-season test session in Phoenix
  • Antron has won three NHRA Top Fuel World Championships in the past five years (2012, 2015, 2016). Last year he closed out the 2017 season ranked in the ‘top five,’ a respectable finish, but for someone like Antron, anything other than a championship season is simply a ‘decent’ year.
  • In 2017, Antron won four races and reset two track records. He tops out at 333.16-mph

King Cake:

2 frozen bread dough loaves

¾ cup sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

2-3 tbsp melted butter

1 cup chopped pecansTopping:

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp butter flavoring

purple, green and gold sugar sprinkles


To make:

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Let dough thaw, not rise. Stretch each loaf one yard long and 4 inches wide. Baste centers with butter. Mix cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle over butter; sprinkle pecans over sugar. Place one plastic baby. To seal, pull sides together, making two rolls. Twist the rolls together and bring ends together. Place on a greased cookie sheet and let rise for 30-45 mins. Bake for 20-25 mins. Let cool.For topping:

Mix powdered sugar and flavoring. Add milk (by drops) until you have a glaze consistency. Drizzle over the cake and sprinkle with colored sugar.

To learn more,

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