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miniature king cakes

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kim Phillips-Randolph
Centralia, IL

When making a King Cake, I noticed I was out of yeast so I decided to throw together a quick and simple version. It was a hit with my husband and son. Very easy and tasty.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love King Cakes in the Test Kitchen, but don't make them often because the process can take a while. Well, we may be making them more after trying this easy King Cake recipe. It's simple and delicious. The dough is nice and soft. The filling is slightly spicy thanks to the nutmeg (but not overpowering). With a slight citrus flavor, the glaze is fantastic. Even if you don't celebrate Mardi Gras, we suggest giving these a try. You will not be disappointed.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For miniature king cakes

  • 1 can
    Hungry Jack Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • butter or margarine
  • lemon rind, grated
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • water
  • purple, green and gold sugars

How To Make miniature king cakes

  • 1
    Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Flattening the dough into an oblong shape.
    Take each biscuit, flatten and roll to oblong shape.
  • Spreading butter onto the biscuit.
    Spread amount of butter or margarine on each biscuit.
  • Combining cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg in a bowl.
    Combine cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkling cinnamon mixture over biscuits.
    Sprinkle biscuits with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkling lemon zest over biscuits.
    Grate lemon peel and sprinkle over biscuits.
  • Rolling the biscuit into a log shape.
    Roll each biscuit beginning at wide end.
  • Pinching dough to form a circle.
    Close each end forming a small donut shape.
  • Dough placed on a baking sheet.
    Place in round cake pan or cookie sheet.
  • King Cakes in the oven baking.
    Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Preparing the glaze.
    For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and enough water to achieve desired consistency.
  • Spooning glaze over baked King Cakes.
    Spread over cakes.
  • King Cake sprinkled with colored sugar.
    Sprinkle with colored sugars.