King Cake Muffins

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

These King Cake Muffins are so easy to make using canned cinnamon rolls and are stuffed with sweetened vanilla cream cheese and cinnamon! This Mardi Gras dessert is so good warm out of the oven!

Top view of cinnamon roll muffins with icing with purple, green and yellow sprinkles on top on a chalkboard surfaceMardi Gras muffins covered in icing with purple, green and yellow sprinkles with a muffin tin

These King Cake Muffins Are Stuffed With Cream Cheese

Happy Fat Tuesday! Or if you aren’t reading this until tomorrow, Happy Ash Wednesday! Either way, you need these super easy King Cake Muffins in your life.

I stuffed them with cream cheese like my favorite King Cakes always are made back home in Texas. I forgot to hide the baby, but thankfully the girls aren’t old enough to understand to search for the baby in their King Cake yet.

Close up of two cinnamon roll muffins with icing with purple, green and yellow sprinkles on top

The Superbowl is over and Valentine’s Day is coming this weekend, but this week we have Mardi Gras! It’s one heck of a week!

We started off with fattening dips, moving onto sweet breads and beignets and finishing out the week with a box full of chocolates. I wish every week was Super-Mardi-tine’s Week. Thankfully for my jeans it’s not.

Close up of a cinnamon roll muffin covered in icing with purple, green and yellow sprinkles

I Love How Easy This Mardi Gras Recipe Is

These muffins are crazy easy to make with the use of canned cinnamon rolls. I stuffed them with sweetened vanilla cream cheese and extra cinnamon and then baked them for about 10 minutes. They were so good soft and warm out of the oven!

Top them with a schemer of frosting (homemade or the one that comes with the can of cinnamon rolls) and sprinkles and dive in! The only thing we are missing is a few beads and a float. Happy Mardi Gras everybody!

Yield: 8 Muffins

king cake muffins

Close up of two cinnamon roll muffins with icing with purple, green and yellow sprinkles on top

These King Cake Muffins are so easy to make using canned cinnamon rolls and are stuffed with sweetened vanilla cream cheese and cinnamon! This Mardi Gras dessert is so good warm out of the oven!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12.4 oz) can cinnamon rolls (I used Pillsbury)
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • yellow, green and purple sprinkles

Homemade Icing (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a muffin pan, set aside.

Cream togehter cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Transfer cream cheese mixture into a ziplock baggie and cut the tip off. Set aside.

Open cinnamon rolls. Remove icing. Flatten out each cinnamon roll into a long rectangle, pipe in a few lines of cream cheese filling, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and then roll it closed and place in muffin tin. Repeat until all cinnamon rolls have been done.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately ice with icing you made or the packaged icing from the cinnamon rolls.

Sprinkle with purple, yellow and green sprinkles. Serve immediatley. (These do not store well, best served fresh and warm.)

Icing: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla. If too thick, add 1 more tablespoon milk. Whisk until smooth.

Notes

You can use the icing provided with the cinnamon rolls or you can make your own if you like extra frosting like me.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

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I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.
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