King Cake

The wonderful King Family has made this cake a few times and before I had to adopt a low-carb lifestyle, I enjoyed this cake immensely. I hope that you enjoy this terrific cake as much as I have.

King Cake

This cake is always a big hit and the lovely matriarch of the family has been gracious enough to share her recipe for this lovely cake.


  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 4 oz Cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (powdered)


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp skim milk (varies based on desired consistancy)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • colored sugar (to add a little pizzazz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Place crescent roll slices around a round pan with the points pointing towards the center and press the seams between the segments.

  3. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

  4. Distribute the mixture into the pan on top of the crescent rolls.

  5. Combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl until crumbly.

  6. Sprinkle over the mixture previously placed in the pan on top of the crescent rolls.

  7. Fold the dough over the mixtures.

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The dough should be golden brown.


  1. Mix the powered sugar, skim milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

  2. Apply icing to the cake.

  3. Sprinkle colored sugar on top of the icing if desired.

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