King cake

Published by Marta on 04/01/18

King Cake recipe, traditional on January the 6th

Ingredients

Servings 10 people


  • 500 g strong flour
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 80 g sugar
  • 200 ml milk tepid
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 100 g butter
  • frosted fruit
  • almond flaked
  • 2 tbsp sugar wet

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Step by step instructions

  • Put the flour into a bowl and make a hole in the middle.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the milk that must be a bit tepid.
  • Add the sugar to the flour and the milk with the yeast. Stir a bit.
  • The add, in this order and mixing as you go: the eggs, the orange blossom water and the lemon zest.
  • Mix until the flour is almost completely integrated.
  • Add the butter cut into pieces and knead until you get an uniform dough.
  • Form a ball and let rest, covered, until it doubles its size.
  • Knead lightly again, form the ring-shaped cake and place it onto a roasting pan.
  • Paint with beaten egg and let settle until it doubles its size again. It is better in a warm place (the oven at 40º-50ºC)
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC
  • Paint the cake again with beaten egg and decorate with frosted fruits, flaked almonds and sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 200ºC
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King cake

King Cake recipe, traditional on January the 6th

Ingredients

Servings 10 people


  • 500 g strong flour
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 80 g sugar
  • 200 ml milk tepid
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 100 g butter
  • frosted fruit
  • almond flaked
  • 2 tbsp sugar wet

Step by step instructions

  • Put the flour into a bowl and make a hole in the middle.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the milk that must be a bit tepid.
  • Add the sugar to the flour and the milk with the yeast. Stir a bit.
  • The add, in this order and mixing as you go: the eggs, the orange blossom water and the lemon zest.
  • Mix until the flour is almost completely integrated.
  • Add the butter cut into pieces and knead until you get an uniform dough.
  • Form a ball and let rest, covered, until it doubles its size.
  • Knead lightly again, form the ring-shaped cake and place it onto a roasting pan.
  • Paint with beaten egg and let settle until it doubles its size again. It is better in a warm place (the oven at 40º-50ºC)
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC
  • Paint the cake again with beaten egg and decorate with frosted fruits, flaked almonds and sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 200ºC
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Nutrition Facts
King cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.