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Quick and Easy King Cake

Today the weather cooled down enough to bring me inside for a little (very little!) baking for Fat Tuesday.  This is a quick and easy King Cake recipe to help us get a little of that Mardi Gras spirit at home! 


This cake is not as pretty as others, but it is really good.  The darker color is due to cinnamon and brown sugar on the outside- extra goodness!

Begin by gathering 2 cans of refrigerated cinnamon bun dough with icing.  (I used the 12 oz. packages, but I think next year I will use the larger ones), along with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and of course- sprinkles! A Mardi Gras baby can be placed inside after baking if you wish. 

  
Brush the inside of a bundt pan with melted butter, then coat with a brown sugar and cinnamon.  After cutting each roll into four pieces (or cubes) place them evenly in the bundt pan. 


Bake and allow to cool for a couple of minutes (not long, you want the icing to melt).  Before frosting, punch a little hole in the cake and place the "baby" in the cake.  Drop the frosting in dollops on the top and allow to drip down the sides.  Sprinkle with glittery goodness and wa la!  You too are in the Mardi Gras spirit! 

Mardi Gras Cinnamon Roll "King Cake" 

1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cans cinnamon rolls with icing
Gold, purple and green Sprinkles
Plastic baby (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Brush melted butter inside of bundt pan. 
3. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle in the pan, covering the inside        evenly. 
4. Cut each individual roll into quarters and place evenly in the pan.  
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes and then check for doneness.  Continue to bake for two minute intervals, checking after each interval, until cake is done.  
6. When done, remove from oven and cool for a couple of minutes.  Invert cake onto cake pan.  Poke a small hole in the cake and place baby inside. Immediately dollop icing on the top of the cake, making sure that the hole is covered.  Sprinkle with the sprinkles as desired. 
7.  Cover and store at room temperature. 

Remember to tell anyone who is going to enjoy your King Cake that there is a baby inside! 

The person who gets the baby has to buy (or bake!) the King Cake next year! 

You can print the recipe here

Thanks for stopping by today! Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! 

~Cynthia

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