Celebrate Mardi Gras With This King Cake Roll!


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Mardi Gras is an incredible celebration, especially in New Orleans, and always includes great food.

King Cakes are a big part of Mardi Gras celebrations, so why not step up your game with this colorful, unique King Cake?

The cake has the classic colors of Mardi Gras: purple, green and gold. Purple symbolizes justice, green symbolizes faith, and gold symbolizes power. The colors honor the the Three Kings who visited Jesus 12 days after his birth.

Impress your friends and family with this great King Cake that not only looks great, but tastes great too!



  • 6 eggs
  • 1 (16.25 oz.) box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Betty Crocker™ gel food colors (red, blue, green, and yellow)


  • 1 (12 oz.) tub Betty Crocker™ Whipped White Frosting
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Line the bottom of two 10×15 pans with parchment paper that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, beat eggs on medium speed using an electric mixer for about 6 minutes until pale and thick.

Add the cake mix, water, and oil and beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 1 minute.

Divide batter equally among 3 bowls.

Use Betty Crocker Gel Colors to color one bowl purple, one bowl green, and another yellow.

Pour the batter into individual piping bags or large Ziploc bags. Snip the tips off the bags and pipe thin layers of colored striped diagonally across one pan. Keep going until both pans are filled.

Bake the cakes for about 10 minutes, or until the cake springs back when touched.

Flip the cakes out of their pans, peel off the parchment paper, and place them on a new piece of parchment paper to start rolling the cake. Tape the ends to secure the roll and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then refrigerate for one hour.

Mix together frosting and whipped topping.

After the cakes have been chilled, carefully unroll the parchment paper. Spread half the frosting on each cake, then re-roll.

Chill until ready to serve.

Cut into slices and enjoy!


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