Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 | Get Directions
Phone: 504-509-7334


Specialty Dishes: King Cake

When Mardi Gras rolls around, Aarón Sánchez makes a beeline for this bakery that serves an over-the-top version of that seasonal staple known as the king cake. “It’s a four-pound beast,” says Aarón of the massive cake. The dough is slathered with a sweet coating made from brown sugar and cinnamon, baked until golden brown and then sliced in two. Sandwiched between the halves of the cake are rich layers of salted caramel, dulce de leche, sliced bananas, mascarpone cheese and chopped pecans.

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