Easy Mini King Cakes
Let the good times roll! Turn a can of crescent roll dough into sweet, buttery, cinnamon- and sugar-filled cakes that are a fun treat for Mardi Gras. They're easy to make and much cheaper than the ones you'd find at a bakery. Serve with a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk.
- Serves: 4 persons
- cooking spray
- ½cup brown sugar
- ¼cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1(8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 1½ tablespoons milk
- 2drops green food coloring, or as needed
- 2drops yellow food coloring, or as needed
- 2drops purple food coloring, or as needed
- 1pinch colored sugar or festive sprinkles
Step 1Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F (182 degrees C). Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
Step 2Stir brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon together in a small bowl until smooth.
Step 3Remove crescent roll dough from the can and separate into 4 rectangles. Press the seams together tightly to seal the dough.
Step 4Spread butter mixture evenly over each rectangle, not going all the way to the edges. Start at the bottom of each long edge and roll tightly into a 10-inch log, sealing any open seams. Bring the ends of each roll together to form an oval shape, making sure you press tightly to seal so the filling doesn't ooze out in the air fryer and burn.
Step 5Place one or two at a time in the prepared air fryer basket without overcrowding.
Step 6Air-fry in the preheated air fryer for 5 minutes per batch. Remove to a wire rack and cool.
Step 7Meanwhile, whisk powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Divide mixture among 3 bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl.
Step 8Drizzle icing over each cooled cake and decorate with sugar or sprinkles. Let icing dry before serving, about 10 minutes.