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Easy King Cake

No need for all-purpose flour, rising, or kneading! This recipe is the simplest King Cake option out there!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 people
Calories 160 kcal


  • 2 packages uncooked cinnamon rolls icing included-- I like to use Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with buttercream icing.


Easy King Cake

  • preheat oven to 375 degrees F, prep a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the cinnamon rolls on their sides, forming a flower/ring. Press them down lightly. Bake according to package instructions, until no longer gooey. Turn out on a plate to cool.
  • Mix the included icing with 2 oz of room temperature cream cheese.
  • Once the cake is cool, spread the icing on top and decorate with festive sprinkles (and don't forget to hide the baby figurine!).


Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 330mgSugar: 10gIron: 1mg
Keyword easy, New Year
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