Super Easy King Cake Recipe! How to Make Crescent Roll King Cake

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How To Make My Super Easy King Cake Recipe with Crescent Rolls

I make my super easy king cake recipe every year for Mardi Gras! This New Orleans quick Mardi Gras king cake is so simple and plus, it is my most popular recipe.  This year I am making it for my grand kids in NYC! Everyone can’t wait to have me make my crescent roll king cake! I have had people say they like this king cake recipe better than the ones you buy in the store. And, honestly, you can whip this New Orleans king cake recipe up in minutes with reduced-fat crescent rolls–no complicated yeast dough here! This recipe is from my Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook filled with Louisiana healthy easy recipes . Just order some Mardi Gras beads and you are all set!


My Mardi Gras King Cake Is One of  My Most Popular Healthy Cajun Recipes!
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My Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook includes all your favorite Louisiana and Cajun recipes.  However, they are easy healthy recipes!  No matter the time of year, this Mardi Gras King Cake recipe is always a favorite. You can also check out How To Make A King Cake With Crescent Rolls – My Easy King Cake Recipe.

This easy Louisiana cookbook gives you healthier options for all your favorite Louisiana recipes. I really think this is my southern cookbook because I am from Texas and Louisiana.  I keep my super easy king cake recipe seasonal by just changing my icing colors to go with whatever theme holiday it is.  Starting with reduced-fat crescent rolls with a luscious rich cream cheese filling with lots of cinnamon makes this recipe hard to beat for the taste and it’s so simple.

Super Easy King Cake Recipe: Keep The Recipe Sesaonal

No matter the time of year, this Mardi Gras king cake is probably my most popular recipe. You can use different colors for the icing for whatever time of year you are celebrating.  I keep my super easy king cake recipe seasonal by just changing my icing colors to go with whatever theme holiday it is.  I have even made it without the icing or used just one color for a great tasting coffee cake.  Starting with reduced-fat crescent rolls with a luscious rich cream cheese filling with lots of cinnamon makes this recipe hard to beat for the taste and it’s so simple. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for the latest recipe!

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From Twitter: @PastorJoelle (From IL) Beautiful King Cakes! My favorite recipe comes from Holly Clegg:  We taste-tested your recipe against a yeast-based recipe and a store bought cake. Yours won easily!! The yeast-based recipe I used created a Gambinos-esque recipe & the store bought was from Kroger

Super Easy King Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling from trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites

If you’re having a Mardi Gras gathering at your house, you’ll love my post for my simple Mardi Gras Party Menu – Easy Chicken Gumbo to Crescent Roll King Cake

Makes 16 servings

2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Mardi Gras Icing (see recipe below)

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in center. About halfway down from points, press seams together.
3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in center where seams have been pressed together.
4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling and then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.

Mardi Gras Icing:

1 cup confectioners’ sugareasy King Cake recipe for easy New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake recipe for crescent roll king cake
1-2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yellow, green, red, and blue food coloring

1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients, except food color. Divide mixture into three bowls
2. In first bowl, add a few drops of yellow food coloring and in second bowl, add a few drops of green food coloring. In third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of red and blue food coloring (to create purple). Drizzle over baked cake.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 184 Calories from fat 36% Fat 7 g Saturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 9 mg Sodium 275 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 16 g Protein 3 g Diabetic Exchanges 11/2 carbohydrate 11/2 fat



All You Need For My Easy King Cake Recipe

You have heard about my simple king cake recipe so now pick up some beads and you have a fun festive party. Honestly, this is a simple Mardi Gras party to have whever you live and I have the party plan to follow with my Mardi Gras Party Menu -Easy Chicken Gumbo to Crescent Roll King Cake.

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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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