Find a sweet surprise inside this Mardi Gras king's cake when you taste its delicious
lemon and cream-cheese filling!
12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or 8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, or l Loaf Rhodes™ White Bread dough, thawed to room temperature
8 ounces Neufchatel or cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Zest from one lemon
1 egg, beaten
Purple, green and gold sugar sprinkles
Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Roll combined rolls or loaf into a 10 x 18-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic
wrap and let rest.
In a bowl, combine the cheese and powdered sugar. Add the lemon extract
and zest and mix well.
Remove wrap from dough and spread filling over all but 1/2-inch along all
edges. Brush one long edge with egg.
Roll up lengthwise starting with the long edge that has not been brushed
with egg. Pinch seam to seal. Form into a ring and pinch ends together to seal.
Place on large sprayed baking sheet and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let
rise for 45-60 minutes.
Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Cover with foil
last 15 minutes, if necessary, to prevent over-browning.
Cool completely and then ice with white icing. Decorate with sugar sprinkles
Yield: 6 servings | Prep Time: 10 min | Bake Time: 30-35 min
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission):
Rhodes International - rhodesbakenserv.com