Take-out Tuesday, Cinnamon Roll King Cake

Fat Tuesday is next week, so you might want to celebrate with a king cake that’s so easy to make you will have plenty of time for catching beads and moon pies!

Mardi gras entry

This is a “not really cooking” recipe, it’s basically just opening a couple of cans and adding some sugar


It’s monkey bread style with cut up cinnamon rolls


The dough pieces get a sugar “bath”


Then they are baked in a bundt pan


Time depends on your oven and pan, check often after the first 10 minutes


Only cool the cake for a minute or two before turning it carefully out of the pan


You want the cake to be warm so the icing will drip and run


Look at those lovely icing pools!


Now sprinkle with colored sugars in Mardi Gras purple, green and gold


Justice, Faith, & Power


I have faith that you will do justice to this cake, and it will test your will power !


I adapted this recipe from one I saw on MomDot

Cinnamon Roll King Cake

Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8


  • Bundt pan


  • 2 cans Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • green, purple and gold sparkling decorating sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease bundt pan.
  • Cut rolls into 1/6s. Place dough into a large ziplock bag or bowl and add white sugar. Toss or shake to coat dough pieces. Arrange dough into an even ring in pan. Bake for 10 minutes and check dough. Continue to bake, checking every few minutes until dough is just done. Do not over bake or cake will be dry. Time will depend on your pan and your oven.
  • When cake is done, remove from oven and let cool 1-2 minutes. Carefully invert pan onto cake plate and tap gently to release cake from pan. Immediately dollop icing onto the top of cake, letting it run and drip down the sides. Sprinkle with sparkling sugars. Store at room temperature in a cake dome. Cut into slices to serve.


Warm slice for 20-30 seconds in microwave and spread with soft butter
Keyword bundt cinnamon roll cake, cinnamon rolls, easy king cake, King cake, Mardi Gras

Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or after a round of golf!


Laissez les bon temps rouler!

🎭   🎉   🎭   🎉   🎭

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22 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Cinnamon Roll King Cake”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I had to chuckle at “I have faith that you will do justice to this cake, and it will test your will power” 🙂 Laissez les bon temps rouler indeed…I need a slice this morning for my coffee!

    P.S. Love your cute golfer in training 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Jenna – how easy and yummy and fun – and then that last photo of your little cutie “after a round of golf!” sealed my smile for the day! 🙂

  3. Well, how fun and easy is that?! Cute little golfer. 😉

  4. Jenna, the cake looks fabulous…but your little golfer is absolutely adorable! Happy Tuesday!

  5. This made my mouth water, especially when I read the recipe!! That is the cutest golfer I have seen in quite a while!

  6. Kim says:

    How awesome is that! It looks so festive – and tasty, too! 🙂

  7. Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks delicious! I need a piece this morning! Thanks for sharing the recipe. My kids would love this. I hope that you have a beautiful day!!!

  8. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I don’t usually like the King Cakes they sell in the grocery stores. Too dry!!! Instead of driving over to Slidell to pick one up, this looks like a tasty, fast and easy option. And I think I already have the sprinkles. Woo Hoo!

  9. What a fun cake Jenna. So happy to see your posts and be inspired. Your little golfer is darling.
    Happy Tuesday.

  10. Ha, ha, sounds like the perfect Mardi Gras treat:@)

  11. lulu says:

    One of these days I’m going to get into the whole Mardi Gras thing. It probably won’t be this year!

  12. Oh my gosh. This looks so very simple but so delish. I don’t think I’ll get it made before Fat Tuesday, but I’ll definitely squirrel away (Pin) this idea for later. Thanks!!

  13. JESS44903 says:

    Yum!! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Helen Adams says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Anonymous says:

    How do I put cream cheese inmiddle

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