Sunday, February 13, 2011

Shortcut King Cake

Were you intrigued by the king cake, but you know you can't devote that much time to it?  I have the perfect solution for you. 

This is delicious, fast, and so easy to make.  Instead of just the cinnamon filling in the other king cake, this one is filled with cream cheese and pecans.  You'll love it.

Shortcut King Cake

2 cans crescent rolls

2/3 cujp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
8 oz softened cream cheese
cinnamon sugar
chopped pecans

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Colored sugar (purple, green and gold)

Place crescent roll triangles on a cookie sheet, forming an oval, with the triangle tips pointing out.  Flatten the triangle ends just enough for them to touch.  Mix sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla, and spread mixture into dough.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and chopped pecans.  Fold triangle points over to cover the filling.  Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. 

To make the icing, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla, and drizzle over the warm cake.  Sprinkle with colored sugar.

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