King cake

King cake

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: King cake
Calories: 319.9kcal

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 10 serves


  • 500 g strength flour
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 80 g sugar
  • 200 ml milk warm
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 zest lemon
  • 100 g butter
  • candied fruit
  • almond filleted
  • 2 tbsp sugar moistened
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Step by step instructions

  • Put the flour in a bowl and make a hole in the center.
  • Warm the milk and dissolve the yeast in it.
  • 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.
  • Continue mixing 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 it rest, covered, until it doubles in volume.
  • Knead lightly again, just to remove the air, 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 moistened sugar.
  • Bake at 200ºC for 20 minutes.


Calories: 319.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.16g | Protein: 8.02g | Fat: 10.48g | Saturated Fat: 5.91g | Trans Fat: 0.33g | Cholesterol: 56.24mg | Sodium: 94.36mg | Potassium: 106.34mg | Fiber: 1.41g | Sugar: 11.59g | Vitamin A: 330.87IU | Vitamin C: 0.13mg | Calcium: 38.14mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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