King Cake

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This a lazy and fast way to make a king cake (since you don’t have to make the dough)

Ingredients:
1 can of crescent rolls (12 oz)
½ tsp of cinnamon
¼ cup butter
1 package of cream cheese (8 oz)
2 cups powdered sugar
¾ cup sugar
Food coloring (purple, yellow and green)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Open the can of crescent rolls and unroll the dough in one piece. Press the seams of the dough together to it is a uniform piece.
3. Combine the melted butter and cinnamon and spread the mixture over the dough
4. Mix together the cream cheese and 1 cup of the powdered sugar
5. Use a tsp to scoop cream cheese mixture onto dough. Put the scoops randomly on to the dough (don’t put to too much or it will be difficult to roll the dough)
6. Slowly roll the dough into a long tube
7. Place the tube of dough into a pan in a circular form and pinch the 2 ends of the tube together
8. Bake for 15-20 minutes
9. While cake is baking, mix the icing: 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp water
10. Take the 3/4 cups sugar and divide into 3 portions. Use food coloring to dye each portion purple, yellow or green
11. Once the cake is ready, let it cool for 30 minutes then splash icing on it in a random arrangement
12. Sprinkle the colored sugar over the cake, alternating colors
13. If you want to be traditional – insert a plastic baby anywhere in the cake. The person who gets the baby has to make/buy the next king cake 🙂

~If you want to be super lazy, you can use cinnamon roll dough instead of crescent roll dough. Then you just have to make the cream cheese filling and colored sugar~

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One Response to King Cake

  1. mydearbakes says:

    Fantastic! I love your bake! =D

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