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Some French traditions celebrate the glory of Christmas. These days, this message is all but lost, but for many devoted French Christians- the Cake of Kings will have a deeper meaning. It’s one of the traditions that will be enjoyed on January 6th. It’s also part of a celebration called The Epiphany, but for most Christian’s it’s also known as Little Christmas. It allows everyone to be King or Queen for the day if you get a lucky slice.
According to the French legend behind this cake, this commemorates the Three Wise Kings who traveled thousands of miles to greet the newborn Jesus. This is where the ‘Three Kings Cake’ name originates. But the addition of two small figurines somewhere within each cake is the real surprise for who will luckily find it first. Here’s what you need to know about making the real 12th Day of Christmas cake:


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing spoons
  • Baking parchment paper (silicone coated)
  • Round cake tin
  • Hand mixer
  • 2 tiny figurines


  • 2  sheets Puff Pastry Premade pastry dough
  • 2 Fresh Eggs
  • 1 Cup Almond flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 3 ounces Butter 100 grams
  • 1 tbsp Brandy
  • 1 tbsp Almond extract