Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 30 mins

Just as tasty as the big cakes, and really cute on a platter.. I made these for a friend's brunch, and her verdict was, "insanely delicious!" Hide a tiny plastic baby in one of them for extra good luck to whomever gets it. Note: prep time includes rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Proof yeast in warm water until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix raised yeast with rest of roll dough ingredients, flour your hands, and knead until dough is elastic (will still be sticky! Keep flouring your hands).
  3. On floured surface, roll dough out into an 8" x 12" rectangle,
  4. Blend cream cheese, sugar, and almond flavoring. Spread mixture atop dough, all the way to edges. Slice width-wise into 12 one-inch strips.
  5. Carefully roll up into pinwheels and place in nonstick muffin tins (I like to use paper muffin cups; gold or silver ones are pretty for Mardi Gras) and let rise in warm place until double in volume.
  6. Bake at 350 until tops are slightly golden.
  7. Mix glaze well, and spoon over warm muffins. While the glaze is still sticky, mix three small bowls of colored sugar---yellow, green, and purple, using food coloring. Sprinkle over tops.
  8. Laissez les bons temps rouler! You can start your Lenten fast the next day -- .