Did you know you can make a King Cake from cinnamon rolls? Here is a fun and creative easy King Cake recipe you can make with a tube of cinnamon rolls and colored sugars. Serve up a bright and festive breakfast or treat for Madi Gras.
The traditional King cake is you put a plastic baby inside the cake. Whoever gets the slice with the baby has to host next year’s party! It is fun and people have been loving this tradition for years.
Easy King Cake
The beauty of this recipe is you can make as many or as few as you would like. They are so delicious, colorful, and fun for kids and adults. If you have kids, let them have fun adding the sprinkles to the cinnamon rolls!
Is a king cake a cinnamon roll?
King cake is essentially a cake this is similar to a large cinnamon roll. It has a pastry dough with cinnamon and sugar. So reach for a can of the cinnamon roll makes total sense to create a similar flavor and fun element but in a single-serve form!
What does the baby represent in a King Cake?
The baby represents luck and prosperity. But also, you get to host next year’s party to celebrate the Madri Gras holiday. This is a fun and light-hearted way to enjoy an evening with family or friends.
How to Make Cinnamon Roll King Cakes
Unroll the cinnamon rolls. Then twist the dough to make the braided look and make a circle. Pinch the dough to help it seal together.
Place on pan and bake as directed. Then heat the glaze pour over the mini king cakes, and top with the different colored sugars.
It is seriously so easy to do, and these are a fun way to start breakfast or even a treat for the middle of the day. The sprinkles give these cinnamon rolls the colorful fun look.
Add in some fun Madi Gras decorations.
If you happen to have leftovers you can store your rolls on the counter in an airtight container. They will be best reheated as cinnamon rolls can dry out pretty fast.
If you prefer you can store the small Madi Gras cinnamon roll cakes in the refrigerator as well. It is totally a personal preference on what fits you best.
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- Roll of Refrigerated Cinnamon Roll Dough (8)
- Green, purple, yellow-colored sugar
- Preheat oven according to package.
- Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Unroll each cinnamon roll. Twist dough with another untwisted cinnamon roll, form into a circle shape and pinch to keep the dough in place.
- Set on cookie sheet. Each roll of eight cinnamon rolls makes four mini king cakes.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cinnamon rolls are golden. Microwave included plastic glaze cup (remove metal lid, first!) for 15 seconds and pour on top of king cakes.
- Top with colored sugar.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 442mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g