Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Super Easy Mini King Cakes

It's a snow day here in DC!  I wanted to make a special breakfast since I had a little free time.  With five inches of snow on the ground, I needed to make do with what we had.

We celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday last night with a special-request homemade King Cake.  It was delicious, but unfortunately none of the leftovers came home with us!

Still craving King Cake, I decided to try my hand at making a breakfast version with stuff we already had.  It came out awesome, so I'm sharing it with you!

  • 8-pack Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 5 T sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 T water
  • 1/2 t vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 375 (350 for dark or nonstick pan)
  • Unroll the dough and separate into 8 triangles
  • Brush each triangle with melted butter
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon and scatter evenly over the triangles
  • Loosely roll triangles
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown
  • While rolls are cooling, combine water and vanilla
  • Slowly add liquid to powdered sugar, mixing with a whisk (don't add it all at once!); add just enough liquid to make a gooey mixture
  • Drizzle/spread glaze over the rolls
  • Top with colored sugars
  • Serve warm (or microwave) with a fresh cup of coffee!
  • Enjoy!

Start with crescent rolls

brush with melted butter

sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes

glaze and top with colored sugars

serve warm with a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy!


  1. Yes! This is great! I'm intimidated by large scale baking but I can manage crescent rolls! Great idea!

  2. Yumm! Stay cozy in the snowy weather.

  3. LOL! They are a super idea! Way to go!

  4. Bonnie fixed these again for dinner the other night and our friends helped us munch them all up! One would never know they were crescent rolls by the flavor, so maybe we can experiment on how to shape the dough differently? Then they'd look like you went to a lot of trouble! :)


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