King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling

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King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Use Easter’s pastel colors for your icing instead of Mardi Gras colors.

  • Makes 16 servings

  • Cake

  • 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

  • cup light brown sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • Mardi Gras Icing

  • 1

    cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1-2

    tablespoons skim milk

  • ½

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pink, Lime green, Light blue food colorings

Directions

- Cake 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, 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, drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing. - Mardi Gras Icing1. 1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients, except food color. Divide mixture into three bowls. 
2. In first bowl, add a few drops of pink food coloring. In second bowl, add a few drops of green food coloring. In third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of blue food coloring (to create purple). 
3. Drizzle over baked cake.


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