This is the third different King Cake recipe that I have posted on my blog. Yesterday, 1/6/13 was the first day of Carnival. I wanted to surprise my wife with a King Cake for breakfast. Of course, King Cakes are only available in Arkansas around Mardi Gras Day. By making one from scratch, I would not had been able to surprise her. So, I thought I would use some ready made products to make this quick King Cake. It was a hit. She really loved it.
Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet can
1 container Vanilla Icing
1 8oz Cream Cheese Spread
Cinnamon Sugar ( 1/4 cup Sugar and 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon)
Purple, Green and Gold Colored Sugars
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the dough sheets and cut them in half. Spread Cream Cheese over each half. Sprinkle each half with a generous amount of Cinnamon Sugar. Roll each half sheet by the widest part, sprinkling the cinnamon sugar as you go. Place the crease where the dough ends on the bottom os a foil lined sheet pan. Connect the two rolled sections together to make a continuous cake. Bake the dough for 17-20 minutes.
Allow the cake to cool for 25 minutes. Spread the icing on the cake. Sprinkle the color sugars over the glaze alternating the colors.