Mini King Cake

King cakes are synonymous with Mardi Gras! I decided to make my own using store bought pizza dough. They taste homemade, but without all the effort! Just add purple, green & yellow sparkle sugar and you’re good to go! Laissez les bons temps rouler! Qui, cher!

Mini King Cake

Category: Breads, SIDES

Mini King Cake


  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust from your grocer’s refrigerator section (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 TBS melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 – 2 TBS milk
  • Colored sugar crystals


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix cinnamon and sugar together & set aside.
  3. Remove pizza dough from packaging and roll out onto the prepared baking sheet. Carefully cut in half lengthwise.
  4. Brush butter on both pieces of dough. Divide cinnamon sugar evenly over each piece of dough.
  5. Fold each piece of dough over lengthwise. Press the folded side a bit. Now, twist your long piece of folded dough & then form a circle. Pinch where the ends meet.
  6. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until golden.
  7. While king cake is baking, mix powdered sugar with milk to make a thick frosting. Set aside.
  8. When cakes are done, remove from oven. Let cool a bit. Then ice & sprinkle with sugar crystals.

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