King’s cake

King’s cake

Total: 2 hr 50 Min. | Active: 20 Min.
Nutritional value / 100 g: 301 kcal
, Fat: 11 g
, Carbohydrate: 42 g
, Protein: 8 g

A fresh homemade Three Kings' cake tastes divine! Even if you don't end up with the bun containing the king on the 6th of January. Try this sweet yeast bread with sugar crystals – it's royally good!


1 cake


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Yeast dough

500g white flour
1 ½tsp salt
4tbsp sugar
½cube yeast (approx. 20 g), crumbled
80g butter, soft
3dl milk

To shape

1 almond
1 egg, beaten
2tbsp flaked almonds
2tbsp decorating sugar
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How it's done

Yeast dough

Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Add the butter and milk, knead into a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 1½ hrs. until doubled in size.

To shape

Weigh out 8 portions of dough at approx. 70 g each, shape into balls, placing the almond (king) into one of the balls. Shape a large ball from the remaining dough, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place the small balls evenly around the large one, cover and leave to rise again for approx. 30 minutes. Brush with egg yolk, sprinkle with almond flakes and sugar crystals.


Bake for approx. 30 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, place on a cooling rack and allow to cool.

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