Mardi Gras: King's Cupcake

Monday, February 28, 2011
This is the cheater's version to King's Cake, but it was still kind of fun to have bit size cupcakes. 
King's Cake is basically a really great version of cinnamon rolls....sort of.  It's way better, but when I made these, I was in a 'cut corners' kind of mood, be festive with a little less work, these will work for this year. 
I grabbed a can of pizza dough, spread about 1/2 c of melted butter on top, and sprinkled the top with cinnamon, brown sugar, a little nutmeg. 
I rolled 'em up, cut them into ten pieces (because I wanted it to be cupcake size).
I actually laid these guys just like this in the cupcake liners becuse I wanted it to look more like a cupcake, and less like a cinnamon roll. 
I baked these guys at 350 for about 15 minutes. 
Next time I'll spread the dough out a little further. 
I mixed 4 cups of powdered sugar with 4 T of milk, and 1 t. of vanilla.  I poured it on top, and decorated with babies, and sprinkles.  One tip, the caramel crust when cool, so pop these in the microwave for 30 seconds when you are ready to eat.  The cupcake liner was just for looks, they tend to stick if you attempt to eat these at room temperature!
Linking To:  Fireflies and Jellybeans


Jenny! {} said...

i like this!!! very cute! and definitely do-able!!

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