Sunday, January 9, 2011

Easy King Cake for the Feast of the Epiphany

•2 Rolls Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

•1 c. Powdered Sugar

•8oz. pkg of Cream Cheese

•2 tsp. flour

•1 tsp. vanilla extract

•1 tsp. milk

•Green, Yellow, and Purple food coloring (optional)

•1 cup regular granulated sugar (optional)

•Pull all the raw Pillsbury dough out and roll into one big ball. Knead. Roll out flat onto a large cookie sheet, so that you have one large rectangular sheet of pastry dough.


For this super easy King Cake recipe, just mix and spread.Prepare the cake filling.

•In a separate bowl mix cream cheese, confectioners sugar, flour, vanilla, and milk on high speed until well blended. Spread filling on top of the pastry dough.


In keeping with Mardi Gras traditional food, the baby is a prize possession.Add the plastic baby (or coin) anywhere on the pastry once the filling is completely spread.

Make the dough into a "snake" shape that is flat. Pinch edges, making sure to completely seal the filling. Twist the dough and form a ring. Set aside.


Spray cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray. Place the ring back on the cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake your King Cake 25-30 minutes or until done.


Make the icing. You have 2 easy options for this King Cake:

Option 1: Dye the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. For this, separate icing into 3 bowls, evenly distributed. Add one drop of your choice of food coloring (green, yellow or purple) in each bowl, making three different colored icings. Use the icing to decorate your cake in Mardi Gras traditional food colors: Yellow, Purple and Green.

Option 2: Top the King Cake with the Cinnamon roll icing. Then, separate one cup of granulated sugar into 3 bowls, evenly distributed. Add one drop of your choice of food color to each bowl, making one yellow, green or purple. Mix well until all sugar is the correct color. Evenly distribute on icing

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