Monday, February 21, 2011
2-8 oz. cans crescent rolls
4 oz. cream cheese
2 tablespoon confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Purple, Green, Yellow Icing
Preheat oven to 350*. Coat a 10-inch round pizza pan with cooking spray.
Separate crescent rolls at perforations into 16 pieces. Arrange crescent rolls pieces in prepared pan in a circle, with points in the center. About halfway down from points, press seams together. Beat cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until creamy. Spread over dough where seams have been pressed together. In a small bowl, using a fork, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of dough triangles over points, forming a circular roll, like a king cake. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Drizzle King Cake with Mardi Gras colored icing. (Don't forget the baby!)
The recipe above is a fun and fast version of this party pastry and would be a welcomed addition to any of your Mardi Gras themed Fetes. After your King Cake makes its hot debut from the oven, fasten your feathers, hold up your hurricane, and get ready to throw out some beads, Mister- it is time to let the good times roll!