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King Cake Easy Main | Country Design Style |

There was a point in my life that going to Mardi Gras was on my bucket list.
I never made it.
Now as I’m a bit older, Mardi Gras fell off my bucket.
There are a few things that fell off my bucket…but we won’t go there. 🙂
Leave off the sugars and this easy King Cake recipe is great for any morning.

King Cake Recipe Quick

List of ingredients

One sheet of puff pastry {remove from freezer 40 minutes before making your cake}
4 ounces of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup chopped nuts {I used walnuts but pecans are great too}
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon room temperature butter
Yellow, green and purple sugars {or I used 1/2 cup regular cup and food coloring to make the colors of sugar}

King Cake Easy seal with water | Country Design Style |

The Steps

Unfold the puff pastry and cut in half with sharp knife.  Place end to end with 1/4 inch overlap. Seal with water.  I dip a finger in the water and rub lightly over pastry dough.  Then lightly press the other piece in place.

King Cake Easy cream cheese | Country Design Style |

Use half the cream cheese {2 ounces} and spread down the center.  Mix the chopped nuts and brown sugar.

King Cake Easy Nuts and Brown Sugar | Country Design Style |

Sprinkle over the cream cheese.

King Cake Easy Sliced | Country Design Style |

Using the sharp knife cut along the long edges up to the nuts about every 1 1/2 inches.

King Cake sealed | Country Design Style |

Dipping my finger in the water again, I started overlapping one side then the other.  Looks like a braid…almost.

King Cake Easy Ready to bake | Country Design Style |

Then form a circle or crown!  Seal the ends together.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until it looks light brown and…

King Cake Easy Baked | Country Design Style |


Remove from the oven and let cool.

King Cake Easy Frosting and Sugars | Country Design Style |

Using the other 2 ounces of cream cheese mix with butter.  Then add the powdered sugar.  Mix well.  I like the icing to “flow” over the cake.  If it’s too stiff I add teaspoons of water until it the consistency I want.  Too watery…add more powdered sugar.

King Cake Easy Pin | Country Design Style |

Pour the icing over the cake letting it fall down through the cracks and crevices.  Then sprinkle the three different colors of sugars.

King Cake Easy SQ| Country Design Style |

The colors represent; green for faith, gold for power and purple for justice.

Leave off the colors and it’s just good for breakfast! 🙂

If you don’t have puff pastry on hand check out this easy King Cake recipe using crescent rolls.

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