Celebrate Fat Tuesday by making this shortcut King Cake.

Even if you can't be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, doesn't mean you can't still celebrate like you are!  Make this easy king cake.

SEE THE PROCESS HERE 


Step 1: Make the Filling Combine 4 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a food processor, and blend until smooth. 

Step 2: Lay Out the Dough Unroll 2 cans of crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. On parchment paper, position triangles next to each other with the points toward the center, overlapping the long sides about 1/4 inch, forming a large round.

Step 3: Add the Filling and the Baby Spoon the filling in a circle, about halfway between the edges and the points of each triangle. Don't forget to place a small plastic baby or dried bean somewhere in the filling! (The person who gets this piece will have good luck for the year.)

Step 4: Fold Up the Edges Fold the short side of each triangle toward the center, then pull the point end of each triangle toward the outer rim of the pan to fully enclose the filling.... and Lightly Press the SeamsOnce the edges are folded up and firmly sealed, the cake is ready for baking.

Step 5: Bake Bake the cake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Step 6: Prepare the Icing Whisk together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 to 4 tablespoons milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 7: Ice the Cake Spoon the icing over the top of the cooled cake, letting the excess run down the sides. 

Step 8: Decorate with Sprinkles While the icing is still wet, decorate with purple, yellow and green sugar sprinkles.



Recipe Credit: FoodNetwork


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