Easy King Cake Recipe
Two of my favorite things: Easy & King Cake! Here is a great time saving recipe for King Cake that I’ve enjoyed multiple times. So whip this sucker up and take it with you to the Krewe of Centaur parade this weekend!
Easy King Cake Recipe
- 4 ounces (half of a large block) cream cheese
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raisins, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, drained, and patted dry on paper towels
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 2 rolls (total of 12 individual crescent rolls) refrigerated crescent rolls in the can
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
- 3 to 4 Tablespoon (about) milk or cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Purple, green, and yellow colored sugar crystals or food coloring
- Vanilla Cake Frosting in the can can be substituted for homemade icing
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a pizza pan or baking sheet with butter-flavored vegetable oil.
Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Position triangles next to each other with the points toward the center, overlapping the long sides about 1/4-inch, forming a large round. Where the pieces overlap, press the seams together only in the center of each seam, leaving either ends of the seams unsealed so you can fold them up over the filling.
Spread the filling around in a ring covering the center sealed seam of each triangle.
Fold the short side of each triangle toward the center just to the edge of the filling to cover. Then pull the point end of the triangles toward the outer rim of the pan to fully enclose the filling, tucking under the points. Lightly press the seams.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.
Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, milk or cream, and Vanilla until smooth. The consistency should be fairly thick, but still thin enough to slowly drip down the sides. Add more milk as necessary. Spoon the icing in a ring over the top of the King Cake and allow it to slowly drip down the sides. I have substituted canned vanilla cake icing before and it worked well.
You can use the standard or over-sized crescent rolls.