King Cake Recipe -A Better Diabetic King Cake Recipe

easy king cake recipe with crescent rolls

King Cake Recipe Lower Fat and Lower Sugar! Easy Crescent Roll King Cake

Sometimes I get an email that really touches me and this email was one of those.  It is about my very, very, favorite king cake recipe, and I was excited with Kourtney’s email.  I know how wonderful  and simple this lighter king cake recipe is and a better diabetic sweet recipe option.  What’s great about this crescent roll king cake is you can make it wherever you live and it is made with everyday ingredients.  Even the kid’s love to help so whether you make it for your own Mardi Gras celebration or a family recipe, you’ll love this version.

Thanks Kourtney for sharing this note with me about my easy king cake recipe:

I am 24 years old and was recently diagnosed with pre type 2 diabetes in the fall. As soon as King Cake season came around it made me depressed to go to the stores and see the King Cakes covered in sugar and filled with overly sweetened fillings that I shouldn’t be eating. I was SO happy to see your lower fat, lower sugar recipe on your blog for a more diabetic king cake (the crescent roll one) I made it tonight and it was AMAZING! It was easy to make and delicious. You are my new hero! Thank you so much!   Kourtney Davison

I would recommend using less sugar in the filling and use less icing to make the recipe a more diabetic king cake recipe.

Here’s the KING CAKE RECIPE from my trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook which includes the diabetic exchanges with all your Louisiana and southern favorites!

And, if you want to watch how to make this simple king cake recipe, here you go! Let me know how you like it and remember you can use different coloring icing for Valentine’s Day and St/ Patrick’s Day….or whatever holiday you want!


For more Louisiana southern diabetic-friendly recipes, my cookbooks, KITCHEN 101 and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis include a “D” to indicate diabetic-friendly recipes!!

Holly Clegg
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Holly Clegg

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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2 thoughts on “King Cake Recipe -A Better Diabetic King Cake Recipe

  1. Trying to make the diabetic- friendly Kings cake for our pastor but something wrong with the link.

  2. Hi Susan, Thanks for taking time to write and I corrected the post so now you should be able to see the recipe. I hope you enjoy the king cake recipe as much as I do. What a nice idea to make the king cake for your pastor!

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