It’s the season where we go nuts over everything gold, green, and purple. It’s officially the Mardi Gras season, and no crawfish boil would be complete without at least one delicious king cake. Of course whoever finds the plastic baby has to either host the next king cake party or foot the bill for the next cake, because it’s the law around here!

A king cake (sometimes shown as kingcake, kings' cake, king's cake, or three kings cake) is a type of cake associated in a number of countries with the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season; in other places, it is associated with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras/Carnival. - Wikipedia

One of my personal favorites comes straight out of the bakery of Market Basket #25, located on Ryan Street in Lake Charles. Yes, it’s true I worked for the family owned food store for a number of years, but trust me it isn’t personal. It’s kind of like the smoked boudin at their Country Club Road location, I just love the way it tastes!

Below are 6 of the most popular places to pick up a delicious king cake in Southwest Louisiana, in my opinion, but it’s not just about what I think. I want to know which one of these awesome local bakeries makes your favorite king cake, no matter what the flavor is.

Not only can you vote for your favorite bakery, but you can also rate them below for those of you who like to patronize more than one business.

  • 1

    Delicious Donuts and Bakery

    2283 Country Club Road, Lake Charels, La.

  • 2

    Donut King

    2740 Gerstner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles, La.

  • 3

    Jake’s Cakes

    121 N Huntington St, Sulphur, La.

  • 4

    Jo’s Party House

    1930 Ethel Street, Lake Charles, La.

  • 5

    Market Basket

    2830 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, La.

  • 6

    Misse’s Grocery

    106 E Lincoln St, Sulphur, La.

  • 7

    Nelson’s Donuts

    813 E McNeese St, Lake Charles, LA

  • 8

    Pronia's Deli and Bakery

    3021 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, La.