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181
Calories 
26g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
2g
Protein 
7
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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One of my favorite traditions each year is to make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. The King Cake tradition came originally from medieval France and Spain. Later, it was celebrated in Louisiana, where Creoles celebrated the king’s ball with a fancy cake in which a bean had been placed randomly inside. According to the tradition, whoever found the bean in his or her piece of cake became the royalty of the next ball. Pretty fun tradition, if you ask me.

Everyone agrees that this colorful, celebratory, delicious cake tastes much better than its store-bought counterpart, plus you can whip it up in minutes using reduced-fat crescent rolls. The luscious and rich cream cheese filling and generous amounts of cinnamon make this recipe a delicious and healthy choice any time of year! I simply keep the cake seasonal by switching up the icing colors to match whatever occasion we are celebrating.

I hope your family enjoys this New Orleans King Cake tradition as much as mine does! Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

Watch this video to see how it's made

Prep Time

Lightened Up King Cake

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Ingredients

16
  • 16 oz reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons skim milk (or more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 268mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g

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Meet Holly Clegg

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Hi I’m Holly Clegg! My passion is to inspire, encourage, and motivate today’s busy person to cook healthier with my easy, everyday recipes. As a best-selling national cookbook author and healthy culinary consultant, my expertise is 30 minute healthy easy recipes. I have sold OVER 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS with my trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series and my more health focused Eating Well cookbooks on diabetes, arthritis and cancer! I've done LOTS OF COOKING! Learn More
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