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Easy King Cake

Easy King Cake is a semi-homemade version of the traditional Mardis Gras dessert, made with canned cinnamon rolls and colored sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 213kcal


  • 2 cans store-bought cinnamon rolls I used Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Cream Icing
  • Yellow green and purple sugar
  • 1 plastic toy baby if desired


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place cinnamon rolls sideways on a large cookie sheet that has been greased or lined with a silicone mat. Arrange cinnamon rolls in a circular pattern. It should look like a flower when you're done. Press down on cinnamon rolls with your hand to flatten them slightly.
  • Bake according to package instructions. Let cool.
  • 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.



If you can't find the Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls, you can use the original cinnamon rolls or any generic brand (as long as you have 16 refrigerated cinnamon rolls to work with to create your ring).


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 440mg | Sugar: 13g | Iron: 1mg