Happy Mardi Gras! While I’ve never been to New Orleans (tear) or really celebrated Mardi Gras, that’s no reason why I can’t enjoy some of the yummy-ful treats that are part of tradition!
I saw this recipe for king cake on Frock Candy’s blog. They are a delightful clothing company, with its HQ in Baton Rouge, LA. Check out their blog and online store! This cake was a HUGE success among the friends/roommates…some even said it was one of the best desserts to appear on the blog :) So thanks Frock Candy!
Have a safe and happy Mardi Gras, everyone!
2 packs of crescent rolls
8oz cream cheese
1 can pie filling
1/4 cup powdered sugar (for filling)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar (for glaze)
2 tsp milk
Sprinkles for decoration (Mardi Gras colors are green, yellow and purple)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out crescent rolls on at a time, with the points touching in the middle (you don’t need to press them together too much). Continue until you have a circle with all points facing inward.
Mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla together. Place filling over crescent rolls in a circle, and add pie filling on top.
Roll the points of the crescent rolls back over the mixture and filling.
Then, roll the flat end of the crescent rolls over the middle of the circle, and tuck under.
After the entire circle is sealed, bake for 20 minutes until a golden brown.
While the cake is baking, mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with milk to form icing. If you want your icing to be thicker, add less milk.
Drizzle the icing on the cake when it is warm, so the icing spread out and drips over the cake. Add sprinkles (if you don’t have sprinkles, a few drops of food coloring in granulated sugar will do the trick!)
I think this cake is best served warm, but it’s good cold too. I don’t think I’ll be saving this cake only for Mardi Gras!
Happy baking! Remember, it’s a cake walk!