Twelfth Night Cake or King Cake(Galette Des Rois)
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
8-10 servings
This is French and Western Swiss recipe served on Epiphany (January 6th) and is traditionally topped with a gold crown. The one who finds the hidden charm (or bean) in their slice gets to wear the crown!.The twelfth Night cake was born from a disagreement which matched bakers against pastry cooks in the 15th century. Each of them wanted to obtain the monopoly of the manufacture of the symbolic cake. Pastry-cooks are won. But Ce furent les pâtissiers qui l'emportèrent auprès du roi François 1er. But bakers could do something.Bakers played on the words : they invented the twelfth Night cake, which they offered to their customers the Epiphany’s day. Each twelfth Night cake hides a charm. Who find the charm in his portion should offer the same twelfth Night cake (which he must pay) to other present persons. (History from

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Serving Size (92.37 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 291.19 Calories from Fat 144.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.01g 196.99%
Saturated Fat 4.63g 185.09%
Trans Fat 0.21g %
Cholesterol 26.38mg 70.33%
Sodium 146.87mg 48.96%
Total Carbohydrate 27.74g 73.98%
Dietary Fiber 1.88 g 60.11%
Sugars 23.27 g %
Protein 10.5g 168.07%
Vitamin A 190.31IU% Vitamin C 1.07mg%
Calcium 267.96mg% Iron 0.69mg%
*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:
frozen puff pastry, large eggs