La Mexicana's Rosca De Reyes (King Cake)
210 mins (prep 180, cooking 30)
16 ingredients
2 servings
The Day of Kings (el Dia de Reyes), or Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6 to commemorate the day the magi arrived bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. The Day of the Kings is observed by Latin cultures with the making and eating of a rosca de reyes, a sweet yeast bread similar to Louisiana's King cake, with a hidden tiny plastic baby (or a dried bean), representing the baby Jesus, inside. If you get the slice with the "baby", you will have good luck all year. The Solo filling is generally found in the supermarket near the pie fillings. From the Texas Monthly magazine. Prep time includes rising time.

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Serving Size (1099.24 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 4783.3 Calories from Fat 1511.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 167.94g 516.74%
Saturated Fat 104.57g 1045.66%
Trans Fat 1.45g %
Cholesterol 147.0mg 98.0%
Sodium 1945.91mg 162.16%
Total Carbohydrate 783.42g 522.28%
Dietary Fiber 39.56 g 316.5%
Sugars 515.08 g %
Protein 75.06g 300.25%
Vitamin A 1272.09IU% Vitamin C 4.27mg%
Calcium 1025.82mg% Iron 13.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm water, almond filling, dried, candied fruit