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Crescent Roll King Cake Recipe

King Cake Crescent Rolls are a delicious and easy Mardi Gras dessert your whole family will love! Enjoy the authentic taste of king cake without the difficult prep thanks to this quick and easy crescent roll king cake recipe!

King cake is a classic Mardi Gras dessert. But making your own king cake from scratch takes tons of time and effort!

Luckily, there’s a simple way you can enjoy all the flavors of this traditional New Orleans dessert without spending hours in the kitchen.

With the help of premade dough, you can whip up these delicious king cake crescent rolls in under 30 minutes.

And thanks to the cream cheese and cinnamon filling inside these individual treats, they taste just like a traditional king cake!

How to make an Easy King Cake Dessert with Crescent Rolls

To make these delicious and simple king cake crescent rolls you’ll need:

  • crescent roll dough
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • brown sugar
  • tablespoon cinnamon
  • white icing
  • Purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles

After gathering your ingredients, preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unroll the crescent dough and separate the triangles.

In one bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon.

In a second bowl blend the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the top of each crescent roll triangle. Top the cream cheese with a layer of the cinnamon brown sugar mixture.

Roll each crescent roll up and place it on the lined baking sheet.

Bake the rolls until golden brown.

Allow the crescent rolls to cool completely, then heat the icing in the microwave just until softened.

Spread a layer of icing over the top of each crescent roll and decorate with purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles. Now you have a delicious and easy crescent roll king cake Mardi Gras dessert!

Yield: 8 crescent rolls

King Cake Crescent Rolls

King Cake Crescent Rolls

Quick and easy king cake dessert for Mardi Gras your whole family will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package crescent roll dough
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup prepared white icing
  • Purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate each triangle.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth and well combined.
    4. In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon.
    5. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the top of each crescent roll triangle. Top with a layer of cinnamon brown sugar.
    6. Roll each crescent roll up and place it on the lined baking sheet.
    7. Bake the rolls for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
    8. Allow the crescent rolls to cool completely, then heat the icing in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to soften.
    9. Spread a layer of icing over the top of each crescent roll and immediately decorate with purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles.

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