Monday, February 24, 2020

King Cake Recipe

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As we are approaching Fat Tuesday tomorrow, I’ve been a little homesick not being in Louisiana for the excitement of the Mardi Gras season and most importantly, not eating king cake every week. Luckily, when I went to college, my mom shared with me the recipe she uses to make king cake for parties. I baked a King Cake from this recipe for Mary Ellen and I last weekend for us to enjoy (you can watch the creation of this on our Instagram Stories highlights). Today I am super excited to share the recipe with y’all! The recipe can be found in Holly Clegg’s trim & terrific Gulf Coast Favorites.

King Cake With Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling (16 servings) 
Ingredients for King Cake: 
2 cans of reduced-fat crescent rolls 
4 oz Reduced-fat cream cheese 
2 tablespoons Confectioners sugar 
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons Butter 
⅓ cup Light brown sugar 
1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon  
Mardi Gras Icing 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. 
Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in the center. About halfway down from points, press seams together. 
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in the center where seams have been pressed together. 
In another bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake. 
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.
Mardi Gras Icing 
1 cup confectioners sugar 
1-2 tablespoons skim milk 
½ teaspoon vanilla extract 
Yellow, green, red, and blue food coloring 
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, except food color. Divide mixture into three bowls 
In the first bowl, add a few drops of yellow food coloring. In second bowl, add a few drops of green food coloring. In third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of red and blue food coloring (to create purple). 
Drizzle over baked cake.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s extremely simple. I can make it any time I get a craving for King Cake. I plan to make it at least one more time for my friends here in the city. I hope y’all try it out–it’s delicious!

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