King Cake Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It’s basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It’s canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it’s cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It's basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It's canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it's cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

If you’ve been following my page for a while, you probably caught on that I live in Louisiana. Mardi Gras is so important here!! Even up North! I’m not the best baker from scratch, nor do I consider myself fluent in any dough recipes. So…this is my rendition of an easy king cake recipe. I used canned biscuits and made a cinnamon role monkey bread that tastes and looks like king cake. Really simple and delicious and sort of the same…ish



This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It's basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It's canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it's cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

Equipment You’ll Need

For equipment, you’ll really need a bundt pan. I got this one from Walmart and I really like it. It’s nonstick, but I still sprayed it with cooking spray before I used it. You’ll also need some mixing bowls, a knife and some sprinkles!

Screenshot 2024 01 23 at 15 31 02 Nordic Ware ProCast Aluminum Nonstick 12 Cup Bundt Pan Graphite Silver 10.5 x 10.5 x 3.8 Walmart.com
Screenshot 2024 01 23 at 15 33 26 Sprinkle Deco Mardi Gras King Cake Decoration Gift Box Kit Yellow Green Purple Sanding Sugars with King Baby White Walmart.com
Screenshot 2024 01 23 at 15 34 50 Mainstays SS 5QT Multi Use Mixing Bowl for Prepping Serving or Storage Walmart.com



This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It's basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It's canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it's cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Canned Biscuits:

This is really a grands biscuits monkey bread recipe. I used three large cans of southern style biscuits. I did not get the flakey kind.

Cinnamon and Sugar:

I used a cup of sugar and about two tablespoons of cinnamon.

Butter:

I melted a half stick of butter and poured it over the dough balls in the bundt pan before baking. This will just bring it all together better.

Icing:

For the icing, I used about a fourth of a block of cream cheese, some powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. This is that traditional king cake glaze icing.

Sprinkles:

You can’t have a Mardi Gras dessert without purple, green and yellow sprinkles!



This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It's basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It's canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it's cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

How to Make Mardi Gras This Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Step one:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut your biscuits into quarters and roll each piece into a ball.

Step two:

In a bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Toss each dough ball into the sugar mix until it’s nice and coated. Add each ball to a greased bundt pan.

Step three:

Melt four tablespoons of butter and pour over all the balls in the bundt pan. Bake for around 30 minutes or until the top is nice and golden.

Step four:

While your cake is baking, mix together all the ingredients for the icing in a separate bowl and set aside.

Step five:

Remove the cake from the oven and flip over. The bread should come right out. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes, then add your icing and sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!



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Mardi Gras Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It's basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It's canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it's cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Cool Time 20 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Louisiana
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Bundt Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Spatula or Spoon
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 24 Jumbo Southern Style Canned Biscuits
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp Melted Butter
Icing
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Decorations
  • Purple Green and Yellow Sugar Sprinkles
  • Mardi Gras Baby (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut your biscuits into quarters and roll each piece into a ball.
  • In a bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Toss each dough ball into the sugar mix until it's nice and coated. Add each ball to a greased bundt pan.
  • Melt four tablespoons of butter and pour over all the balls in the bundt pan. Bake for around 30 minutes or until the top is nice and golden.
  • While your cake is baking, mix together all the ingredients for the icing in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and flip over. The bread should come right out. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes, then add your icing and sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
Keywords cinnamon, king cake, monkey bread, pull apart bread
This king cake cinnamon pull apart bread is what dreams are made of. This is the most perfect and easiest of Mardi Gras desserts. It's basically a biscuit or cinnamon roll monkey bread. It's canned biscuits quartered, rolled into balls then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Pile them up in a bundt pan and bake. Once it's cooled drizzle some classic king cake icing and sprinkles over the top. This recipe is so festive and perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

Before you go…

Please let me know if you made this cinnamon pull apart bread. Do you have other favorite Mardi Gras desserts that you like to make? Let me hear about ’em. Let me know here or in the comments below. Happy cooking!

Samantha



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