King cake season is here my friends. King cake is my favorite dessert… ever. It’s sweet, full of sugar, and makes me feel like a have a little bit of New Orleans in my home. Now to all my south Louisiana people – this is not a traditional recipe. Don’t get me wrong, traditional king cake is super good, but it’s also super involved and is a little bit too long of a process for me. So if you’re looking for something quick, easy and delicious DIY king cake, this recipe is for you! Here’s how to get started on your DIY king cake.
- 2 cans store-bought cinnamon rolls (I prefer Pillsbury flaky cinnamon rolls with Butter Cream Icing)
- Yellow, green and purple sugar crystals
- 1 plastic toy baby
Before you begin, preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Set cinnamon rolls sideways on a large cookie sheet that has been greased or lined.
Next, arrange cinnamon rolls in a circular pattern. When you’re done, it should look like a flower.
Press down on cinnamon rolls with your hand to flatten them slightly.
Bake according to package instructions. Let cool.
Finally, frost with the buttercream that comes with the cinnamon rolls. Add yellow, green and purple sugar. Serve immediately or store covered for up to 24 hours at room temperature. It is best when eaten the first day.
And that’s all, folks! In four simple steps, you’re well on your way to a delicious DIY king cake your whole family will love. I love letting the kiddos have fun with the decorations and helping me spread the icing. You can go with your traditional Mardi Gras colors or have fun with your own. What are some of your favorite DIY Mardi Gras recipes? Let us know in the comments below!
Recipe via MomsLoveBaking.