Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Quick and Easy Mardi Gras King Cake

I didn't realize until this morning that it was Fat Tuesday, I think that I was in denial about the fact that starting tomorrow I will give up something I love for 6 weeks. In the past I've given up caffein, sugar, chocolate and sadly enough swearing. With this being my year of eating healthy I feel like I've already given up so much that I'm having a hard time deciding what to give up;  luckily that's what Fat Tuesday is all about, eating and enjoying yourself before the Lenten season starts. I made up  this super easy recipe on my way to the grocery store this morning and luckily for me I picked up some cute Easter sprinkles yesterday at Target in their dollar section. Any level cook can make this, if you don't have sprinkles use food coloring to color frosting.

2 containers refrigerated cinnamon rolls
Frosting that comes with cinnamon rolls
Green, yellow and purple sprinkles
Flour for countertop

Follow picture tutorial below

Look at how perfect these sprinkles are!
Get out your rolling pin and flour and lightly flour
your work space
Place whole roll of cinnamon rolls on counter
Use rolling pin to flatten and roll out dough
Get it to where it's about a 1/2 inch thick
Take a sharp serrated knife and make slits in dough
being careful to not cut all the way to the top of the dough
It will resemble a fan
Place on cookie sheet,  or pizza stone. 
If using cookie sheet make the circle a little more
oval to fit

Right out of the oven
Take frosting and empty containers into small ziploc bag
Snip corner off baggie and use to drizzle frosting onto
So easy
So this quickly so frosting stays wet
Sprinkle Mardi Gras cake with purple, green and yellow sprinkles



  1. Easy and delicious--with a winning combination. My husband has said he would do a king's cake (our first ever) so I'm anxious to see how it turns out.


  2. Thanks for stopping by Bonnie, let me know how your cake turns out.