King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook
Now, you can make a quick King Cake recipe in your own home any time, without worrying about a complicated yeast dough. Kids love helping with this cake year round—try red and pink colors for Valentine’s Day, pastels for Easter, and red and green for Christmas!
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 (recipe to the right)
1. Preheat oven350°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 the 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 the center where seams have been pressed together.
4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming circular roll like king cake.
5. Bake about 20–25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.
Valentine’s Day Icing
1 cup confectioners sugar
1–2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pink, Blue and Red food coloring
1. In a 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 red food coloring. In third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of red and blue food coloring (to create purple).
3. Drizzle over cooled 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 Exchanges1 1/2 carbohydrate | 1 1/2 fat
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