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Monkey Bread King Cake Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Monkey  bread with bite sized pieces of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and purple, gold and green frosting make a perfect easy king cake for the mardi gras season

What You Need
  • Cinnamon Rolls- I use two packs
  • Cream Cheese Frosting- I buy the kind near the cake aisle
  • Colored food dye optional
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  1. This recipe is so simple that even your kids can help! Simply open up your cinnamon rolls and cut into 6 pieces (or 4 if you want larger bites). I cut mine down the middle first and then vertical two more times, which leaves me with 6 pieces. Do this for both cinnamon roll containers.
  2. Place your cut up rolls into a gallon size zip lock bag. Dump 1/3 cup sugar and mix up.
  3. Now place your pieces into a bundt cake pan (sprayed with no stick spray first) until level all the way around.
  4. Place in oven on 350 for approximately 22 minutes. Please note that this varies depending on your oven and depth of pan, so I put mine on 10 minutes and added 5 minutes at a time till I was ready to pull out. 

  5. Once cooled about 5 minutes, dump on cake plate.
  6. Melt down your frosting in a bowl, about 20 seconds, and add food coloring. I then poured mine into a little jar that allowed me to squeeze on the frosting in stripes. You don't have to do that, but it's fun.
  7. Now cut into a slice, put on plate and place a baby UNDER one piece. Have everyone look under the piece prior to eating and whomever has the baby has to make the cake next year! Do not bake the baby in the piece because it's a choking hazard.
  8. Feel free to add extra frosting to your king cake!