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Easy Mini King Cakes Recipe

It's easy to bring a little Mardi Gras to your home with this simple yet delicious recipe. Try it today!


  • 1 can of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough

  • ¼ c powdered sugar

  • 2 tsp milk

  • Colored sugar crystals in gold, green, and purple (Mardi Gras colors)

  • Dried red bean or plastic baby (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Remove cinnamon roll dough from the can and separate the rolls.

  3. Unroll 2 sections into strips. Stack them and pinch them together at one end.

  4. Loosely “braid” the strips.

  5. Shape the braid into a circle and pinch ends to keep its shape. Repeat with remaining 6 strips to form 4 mini king cakes.

  6. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  7. While the king cakes cool, make icing by mixing icing from the can with powdered sugar and milk. If icing is too runny, add a teaspoon of powdered sugar. If too thick, a splash of milk.

  8. Spoon icing onto cooled cake and sprinkle with the colored sugar, making sure each cake has all three colors.

Photo Credit: With Sprinkles on Top Recipe Credit: I’m Not the Nanny.

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