CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Mini King Cakes with Pure Nebraska viewers.

Mini King Cakes


  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vanilla
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for glaze topping
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • Purple, Yellow and green sugar sprinkles for topping


  •  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  •  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl,cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice or vanilla. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
  • Separate dough into 8 rectangles; seal seams. Sprinkle each rectangle with approximately ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture down middle of each rectangle. Fold each rectangle lengthwise into thirds to enclose filling (bring long edges up to cover cream cheese); cut each into 4 squares.Place, seam-sides down, on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13 – 15minutes, until the tops of the dough are golden brown. Let the dough cool for at least 2-3 minutes before you glaze them.
  •  Mix together the powdered sugar and milk to create a glaze.
  • Dip each dough ball into your glaze mixture, followed by dipping each into your sprinkle topping.


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