Easy King Cake Rolls – a must for your Mardi Gras celebration! Sweet rolls with cinnamon cream cheese and pecan filling. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Refrigerated french bread dough, cream cheese, cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and colored sugar. Great for breakfast or dessert. #fattuesday #mardigras #kingcake #cinnamonrolls
Easy King Cake Recipe for Mardi Gras
No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without a King Cake. In the simplest of terms, King Cake is a giant cinnamon roll. It is a sweet dough with cinnamon and sometimes a cream cheese and pecan filling that is topped with icing and colored sugars. We are celebrating Mardi Gras at home this year with the Cajun Dirty Rice Casserole I shared yesterday and these Easy King Cake Rolls. I can not wait!
How to Make Easy King Cake Rolls
As the name says, these Easy King Cake Rolls are easy to make! Start with a can of refrigerated french bread dough. Unroll the dough. Combine some softened cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the french bread dough. Sprinkle the cream cheese with some chopped pecans. Roll up the dough and slice. Place the rolls in a cake pan and bake. Top the baked rolls with a quick powdered sugar and milk glaze and sprinkle with colored sugar.
Quick King Cake Recipe
These Easy King Cake Rolls are crazy good! I ate WAY too many of these yummy rolls. OMG! These would be great for a class party, Fat Tuesday breakfast or just anytime for a treat. We ate these for dessert and breakfast the next day. We warmed them in the microwave for about 5 seconds. Seriously delicious! Here are a few more Mardi Gras favorites from the blog that go great with these Easy King Cake Rolls:
prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 mins total time: 30 mins
Easy King Cake Rolls – a must for your Mardi Gras celebration! Sweet rolls with a cinnamon cream cheese and pecan filling. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Refrigerated french bread dough, cream cheese, cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and colored sugar. Great for breakfast or dessert. #fattuesday #mardigras #kingcake #cinnamonrolls
1/2 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 (11-oz) can refrigerated French bread dough
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
yellow, green, and purple colored sugar
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and cinnamon at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Unroll French bread dough. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle pecans over cream cheese.
Starting with one long edge, roll the dough into a log the long way. Pinch the edges to seal.
With a serrated knife, cut dough into 12 rolls. Place in cake pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Spread over rolls. Sprinkled colored sugar on top of the glaze.
Can omit colored sugar if not making for Mardi Gras.