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Here’s How to Make An Easy Cinnamon Roll King Cake For Mardi Gras

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The season of Mardi Gras is upon us, so Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)!

Time to break out your beads, your elaborate feathered costumes, and all things purple, green, and gold, Mardi Gras is happening on February 13th this year.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Mardi Gras celebration without the star of the show — the King Cake.

Pay attention, because we have the easiest ever King Cake recipe that will take you all of 20 minutes to make.

How To Make A Cinnamon Roll King Cake

Here’s what you will need:

  • 2 Packages of Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • The Icing from the Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Almond Extract Flavoring
  • Purple, Gold, and Green Sprinkles
  • A Baby Trinket

Take the cinnamon rolls out of their packages, and arrange them on their sides in a circle on a cookie sheet or pizza stone.

Bake the cinnamon rolls for about 14 minutes at 375º F.

While your cinnamon rolls are baking, take the icing, mix it with the almond extract, and put it into a microwave safe dish.

Heat this mixture for about 15 seconds in the microwave, and then stir it. The icing should be runny.

Once your cinnamon rolls — now in the shape of a King Cake — are done in the oven, let them rest and cool for about 10 minutes.

Once the cinnamon roll King Cake has cooled just a bit, drizzle the icing over the top of it.

Now, you’re going to shake those green, gold, and purple sprinkles all over the top of the cake, making sure to keep the colors together.

You can’t have a King Cake without hiding a little baby trinket inside, so stick your baby trinket inside one section of the cake.

Voila! That’s it!! One of the easiest, most tasty King Cakes you will ever have.

Cinnamon Roll King Cake

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  • 2 Packages of Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • The Icing from the Cinnamon Rolls
  • ½ teaspoon of Almond Extract Flavoring
  • Purple Gold, and Green Sprinkles
  • A Baby Trinket


  • Arrange the cinnamon rolls on their sides in a circle on a cookie sheet.
  • Cook about 14 minutes at 375ºF.
  • Let Cool
  • Add almond extract to the cinnamon roll icing in a microwave safe dish.
  • Microwave icing mixture for about 15 seconds, and stir.
  • Once your cinnamon roll cake is cool, drizzle it with the icing.
  • Sprinkle the gold, green, and purple sprinkles onto the cake.
  • Hide the baby trinket inside one portion of the King Cake.
  • Enjoy!
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