Whatever you do this Carnival season, don’t go without King Cake! Try this quick and easy recipe. So what if it takes a few liberties…the important thing is to have cake!

Makes 8 servings.


1 can cinnamon rolls (with 8 rolls)
½ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoons milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon each purple, green and gold sugar sprinkles


For icing

Mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

For cakes

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll 2 cinnamon rolls and place side by side.
  3. Twist rolls together, and then form a circle.
  4. Repeat for remaining dough.
  5. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Pour icing over warm cakes and top with sugar sprinkles.