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Pull Apart King Cake


  • 2 tubes cinnamon rolls not Grands
  • 4 TBS butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 1 TBS heavy whipping cream
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 frosting cups from the cinnamon rolls
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • green purple, and yellow sanding sugars
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray
  3. Cut each cinnamon roll into 4 pieces
  4. Place half of the cinnamon roll pieces into the Bundt pan.
  5. In a saucepan, melt the butter
  6. Stir in the brown sugar, 1/3 cup of the heavy whipping cream, and the vanilla extract
  7. Bring to a low boil
  8. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes while stirring.
  9. Remove from heat
  10. Pour half of the candied sauce evenly over the cinnamon roll pieces in the bundt pan
  11. Place the remaining pieces into the pan
  12. Then, pour the rest of the sauce over the cinnamon rolls.
  13. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
  14. Flip the Bundt pan over onto a cake plate
  15. Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes
  16. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, frosting from the cups included in the cinnamon roll tubes, powdered sugar, and 1 TBS of heavy whipping cream.
  17. Whisk well.
  18. Pour the frosting over the king cake.
  19. Decorate the cake by sprinkling the sanding sugars on top.
  20. Enjoy!