Venison Cheeseburger King Cake

This Venison Cheeseburger King Cake is a little late for the Mardi Gras season, but I know you guys will love it anyway!!

I love king cake! My parents would always order one during Carnival season. Being in New Orleans this year meant I got to go around and try to find my favorite one. I am not sure if I even want to share how many I had this year 😅.  

For those of you who don’t know King Cake is a cake like dessert, with cinnamon roll style bread, normally topped with icing and dyed sugar and/or sprinkles. It is sometimes stuffed with cream cheese or a variety of other delicious fillings. It is eaten during the Mardi Gras season from January 6th (Epiphany) to Fat Tuesday.  

One King Cake I had this year did stick out to me though. It was savory and stuffed with boudin 🤤. I knew then it was my time to give a take on this normally sweet staple.

I decided to go for a cheeseburger style of king cake with dyed sesame seeds and ketchup and mustard instead of dyed sugar and icing! It was delicious. I might have overstuffed the cake though 😅. This caused the cheese to ooze out and didn’t allow me to take a pretty picture of the whole thing. BUT, it was delicious!!!

Wait until next Mardi Gras to make it or just give it a shot out of season. Either way you will love this recipe! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, comments, or requests. Most importantly ENJOY this meal like I did with some friends and some nice full bellies!

Venison Cheeseburger King Cake
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5 from 7 votes

Venison Cheeseburger King Cake

Delicious meaty take on a New Orleans staple!
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: American, Burger, Cajun, Cheeseburger, Creole, King Cake, New Orleans
Servings: 8
Author: Sophie May


Browned Vegetables Ingredients

  • 3 red onions sliced
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 2 large jalapeños sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • EVOO enough to cover pan

Meat Ingredients

  • 1/8 C favorite meat rub I used chupacabra seasoning
  • 1 T favorite steak seasoning I used weber classic grill seasoning
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 lbs ground venison I used 90:10 venison to pork fat

Cake Ingredients

  • 32 oz velveeta cheese walmart has a great value version
  • 2 rolls pizza crust I used great value brand
  • flour for work station
  • 1 egg for egg wash

"Sprinkles" Ingredients

  • sesame seeds to desired amount
  • yellow food coloring mix with seeds until desired color
  • purple food coloring mix with seeds until desired color
  • green food coloring mix with seeds until desired color


  • ketchup to top
  • mustard to top


Browned Vegetables Instructions

  • If you haven't already slice your onions and jalapeños.
  • Heat a pan to medium and pour in EVOO, enough to cover the pan.
  • Put in your vegetables and brown them. Add a pinch of salt in as well. (Other people use sugar, but I think salt helps bring out flavor).
  • While the vegetables are browning mix your meat and seasonings together.
  • Remove your browned vegetables from the pan and set aside.

Meat Instructions

  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add more oil to the pan, enough to coat. Add your meat and cook.
  • While cooking the meat, add your Worcestershire sauce and stir in.

Assembly Instructions

  • Throw a little flour around your work station. Take out your pizza crust and spread it out on the flour.
  • Build your cake layering the cheese in the center of the crust, followed by the vegetables, and then meat. Pinch the crust around it, like a log, and then flip it onto a oven safe pan, so that the seam side is down on the bottom.
  • Repeat this process and then combine the two logs together so that you have a longer oval like king cake shape.

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Use your egg to make an egg wash and brush the top of your cake with it.
  • If you have not already mix your sesame seeds with the food dyes and then sprinkle on top of your cake. They might clump together. Just break them apart as best you can.
  • Cook for ~15-20 minutes or until golden brown. If the cheese melts out it's not the end of the world it just won't be as pretty.
  • Top with ketchup, mustard, or whatever else you have.
  • Cut into pieces and ENJOY!!!


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