Easy Peasy Pillsbury King Cake

Easy Peasy Pillsbury King Cake

It’s officially King Cake Season! Last year I wrote a guest post, ‘Tis the season of King Cakes, over at Charlotte Riggle’s blog for you food and culture buffs.

Today I want to share another easy King Cake recipe. The recipe in my book, THE KING CAKE BABY, uses frozen bread dough with a cinnamon-sugar filling and includes a recipe for making a Cream Cheese icing. In this recipe I use three Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets, the cinnamon-sugar mix, and a can of Pillsbury Cream Cheese icing. Easy peasy! The only thing easier than making this King Cake is picking one up at your favorite grocery or bakery.

Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet King Cake Recipe 

  • Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet(s) 
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture: ½ c. granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon 
  • Plastic King Cake Baby (to hide inside, of course!)
  • Purple, Green, & Gold sugar sprinkles
  • Optional fillings: fruit pie filling, or Nutella, or almond paste
  • Pillsbury Cream Cheese Icing 
Cover a baking pan with parchment paper or use a nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough sheets into rectangles.
Sprinkle middle of each dough sheet with about a tablespoon of the cinnamon-sugar mix.
Roll each dough sheet from the longest side of the rectangle.
Arrange into an oval shape. Press seams together to connect. Bake according to directions on Pillsbury package.
Decorating the King Cake
Soften ½ can of Pillsbury Cream Cheese icing. Have purple, green, gold sprinkles handy.
While the cake is still warm, pour icing on top. Alternate with purple, green and gold colored Mardi Gras sprinkles. Next time I will roll from the shortest side to make a wider cake.
Hide a plastic King Cake Baby in the underside of the cake. Before eating, check to see if you got the baby!

Click Mardi Gras King Cake from Pillsbury Dough Sheets to download the recipe.

Bon appétit!

And if any of you need a gluten free recipe, see this Red Mill cinnamon roll recipe.


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