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Easy King Cake with cream cheese filling on a round white serving dish viewed from above

Easy King Cake

5 from 5 reviews

A semi-homemade cream cheese filled tea roll iced, then decorated with colored sugars for Mardi Gras





  1. Roll dough to a 16 x 12 rectangle (approximately). Spread filling on top. Roll up dough as if making cinnamon rolls. Seal ends together to make ring. Make cuts every 1 1/2 inches or so, about 3/4+ of the way through the ring (from outside towards the middle). I like to make 12 sections so that I can have 4 of each color.Twist each ring on its side so that filling shows.
  2. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm spot for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool before icing.
  4. Whisk or beat together glaze ingredients and add enough milk to thin into a glaze.
  5. Brush over the bread, avoiding the filling, one section at a time.
  6. Before the glaze over each section dries, sprinkle the glaze with sugar, alternating between colors.
  7. Let set before serving.