Easy King Cake: Your Go-To Mardi Gras Treat for Everyone!

Hello there, festive friends! Are you ready to dive into the vibrant spirit of Mardi Gras with a classic treat? Well, hold on to your beads, and let's bake up an Easy King Cake that's sure to impress!

Let's get our hands on some cinnamon rolls and prepare for a grand celebration. Here's what you'll need:

  • 26 oz. cans of cinnamon rolls (including the icing)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • Green, yellow, and purple sanding sugar

Now, let's turn up the volume on the fun:

1. Preheat Your Oven: Set your oven to  350°F and prepare a Bundt pan by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Butter and Sugar the Pan: Drizzle  1/3 of the melted butter into the bottom and sides of the Bundt pan, followed by  1/3 of the brown sugar.

3. Layer the Rolls: Smash each cinnamon roll slightly to spread it out a bit more. Layer half of the cinnamon rolls around the Bundt pan, then drizzle with the second batch of butter and sprinkle with the second batch of brown sugar.

4. Place the Baby: In the middle of the pan, place your King Cake baby or trinket, which is traditionally a small plastic figurine.

5. Finish Laying the Rolls: Continue layering the remaining cinnamon rolls, butter, and sugar until the pan is filled.

6. Bake It: Bake the cinnamon roll cake for about  30 minutes until the rolls are browned, and puffy, and have filled the Bundt pan. Let the pan cool for about  5 minutes.

7. Transfer and Decorate: Invert the cinnamon roll cake onto a cake plate or cooling rack and let it cool completely. Microwave the cinnamon roll icing until it's easy to spread, then pour it over the cake. Sprinkle with purple, yellow, and green sanding sugar to create the iconic Mardi Gras colors.

And voilĂ ! You've got an Easy King Cake that's perfect for any Mardi Gras bash or just a special occasion at home. Remember, the person who finds the baby inside the King Cake has to buy the next one – a tradition that keeps the fun going!

Keep your cake on a cooling rack with baking paper underneath while icing for easy cleanup. If you're feeling adventurous, you can skip the store-bought icing and make your own cream cheese frosting. And if you'd rather not start from scratch, there's always the convenient King Cake mix available online.

So, grab your beads, and let's get cooking! Until next time, happy baking and Mardi Gras celebrations!