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    • 1/4 cup Raisins

    Baking & Spices

    • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
    • 1 Colored sugar crystals or food coloring, Purple green, and yellow
    • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners' sugar
    • 1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure

    Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/2 cup Pecan, halves

    Bread & Baked Goods

    • 2 cans Total of 16 individual crescent rolls


    • 4 oz Cream cheese
    • 3 tbsp Milk or cream

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    • Peggy Filippone

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe: This method is a common one for making filled coffee cakes or Danish pastry rings. Here it is adapted to make an easy King Cake for Mardi Gras with its traditional purple (denoting justice), green (faith), and yellow (power) wide stripes of color. You will want to keep this simple method on file for a fast and easy filled coffee cake at any time of the year. Photos show you each step of the way to a successful easy King Cake.

    • Katrina Gregory

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe I made this and it was a big hit, very delicious!

    • Heather Laplante

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe (using crescent rolls and a cream cheese filling)

    • Kathy Hollingsworth Goodson

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe - made this in 2011 and plan to in 2012 as well

    • Emily R

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe -- uses 2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls

    • Gloria Griffis

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe Recipe - Key Ingredient

    • Lisa Simonich

      Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe with crescent rolls

    • Teeveegal

      King cake recipe. Easy Peasy. #MardiGras.

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