Three Kings Cake A.K.A. Roscon de Reyes

Finish the festive season with this wreath form of colorful, fruit filled pastry, Roscon de Reyes (Three Kings Cake) Spanish people celebrate Epiphany with.

Different countries, different traditions. Spanish people have a special cake served on the 6th January, Epiphany. This is the peak of Spanish Christmas holiday when all the family members sit together, changing presents. Kids are waiting for the three kings (Three wise men) bringing them gifts they wanted to have all year long. They finish lunch or dinner with this delicious cake, called Roscon de Reyes.

This is a sugar free recipe but it contains so many goodies that it really struggles to qualify as a low carb cake. Also as always we may use more sweetener here and there according to our taste.

Ingredients

Base

  • ⅞ cup / 200ml Milk
  • ½ oz / 15g Fresh yeast
  • 4 cup / 500g Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 14 tablespoon / 200g Butter (softened)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice (optional)

Filling

  • ⅓ cup / 40g Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 7 oz / 200g Dried fruit mixture

Icing

  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla aroma
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • ½ cup / 100ml Milk
  • 4 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • 2 oz / 50g Dried fruit mixture

Kitchen utensils

  • Ø12″ / Ø30cm baking tray or equivalent square one

How to make Roscon de reyes

  1. In a cup, combine the warm (not hot!) milk and the yeast. Stir to blend. Let it stand for 5 minutes. If it gets foamy don’t worry it’s normal.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the 4 cups of flour, 2 eggs, yeast and milk mixture, softened butter, the pinch of salt and the honey very well until the dough gathers into a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add some additional flour until it separates from the edge of the bowl, a little at a time if needed to form a soft dough.Set-dough-aside-to-raise-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place for about 45 minutes to rise.Fresh-yeast-dough-after-rising-gp-SunCakeMom
  4. Meanwhile cut dried fruit and prepare cinnamon and honey for the filling.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it’s smooth and elastic, leave it out for about 10 minutes, covered with a kitchen towel.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-3-SunCakeMom
  6. Cover the flat dough with the cinnamon and optionally honey.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-4-SunCakeMom
  7. When it’s done sprinkle the dried fruit evenly on it.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-5-SunCakeMom
  8. Roll it up.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-6-SunCakeMom
  9. Shape it into a ring, sealing the ends together. Do this on a baking pan or on a baking paper so the whole thing can easily slide into a baking tray.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-8-SunCakeMom
  10. Carefully transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-9-SunCakeMom
  11. Make  1″ / 2.5cm long cuts on the outside of the ring. In this case 17.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-11-SunCakeMom
  12. If the ring seems too tight we can always take a couple of pieces out and rearrange the ring. This will allow the dough more space to raise.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-12-SunCakeMom
  13. Optionally brush the top with egg yolks.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-13-SunCakeMom
  14. Put it into the 350°F / 180°C preheated oven and bake it for half an hour. Check if it’s baked with a tooth pick or needle. Put it back if needed.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-14-SunCakeMom
  15. Prepare icing in a cup combine flour, vanilla, honey and some milk. Mix them until smooth. Put butter and the rest of the milk into a small pan and heat it. Pour the content of the cup into the pan, mix them together evenly.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-15-SunCakeMom
  16. Pour the mixture on top of the cake.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-16-SunCakeMom
  17. Sprinkle dried fruit on top to decorate.Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-17-SunCakeMom

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It’s a lovely dessert whenever we feel like spoiling the family our looking something to nibble with our coffee.

Guess what! Roscon can be filled with pizza sauce too! Have a look at our Pizza roscon de reyes at the savory goodies.

Enjoy!

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All desserts are equal but some are more equal then the others. The more equal ones are the ones that we use to dress up our heart with while waiting for the special times to come.

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5 from 2 votes

King Cake AKA Roscon de Reyes

Celebrate Epiphany or any Sunday with this mouthwatering Roscon de Reyes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Base:
  • cup / 200ml Milk
  • ½ oz / 15g Fresh yeast
  • 4 cup / 500g Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 14 tablespoon / 200g Butter softened
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice optional
Filling:
  • cup / 40g Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 7 oz / 200g Dried fruit mixture
Icing:
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla aroma
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • ½ cup / 100ml Milk
  • 4 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • 2 oz / 50g Dried fruit mixture
Kitchen utensils:
  • Ø12" / Ø30cm baking tray or equivalent square one

Instructions

  • In a cup, combine the warm (not hot!) milk and the yeast. Stir to blend. Let it stand for 5 minutes. If it gets foamy don't worry it's normal.
  • In a large bowl, mix the 4 cups of flour, 2 eggs, yeast and milk mixture, softened butter, the pinch of salt and the honey very well until the dough gathers into a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add some additional flour until it separates from the edge of the bowl, a little at a time if needed to form a soft dough.
    Set-dough-aside-to-raise-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place for about 45 minutes to rise.
    Fresh-yeast-dough-after-rising-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Meanwhile cut dried fruit and prepare cinnamon and honey for the filling.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it's smooth and elastic, leave it out for about 10 minutes, covered with a kitchen towel.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Cover the flat dough with the cinnamon and optionally honey.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-4-SunCakeMom
  • When it's done sprinkle the dried fruit evenly on it.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-5-SunCakeMom
  • Roll it up.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-6-SunCakeMom
  • Shape it into a ring, sealing the ends together. Do this on a baking pan or on a baking paper so we can slide the whole thing easily into a baking tray.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-8-SunCakeMom
  • Carefully transfer the dough ring to the prepared baking pan.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-9-SunCakeMom
  • Make  1″ / 2.5cm long cuts on the outside of the ring. In this case 17.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-11-SunCakeMom
  • If the ring seems too tight we can always take a couple of pieces out and rearrange the ring. This will allow the dough more space to raise.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-12-SunCakeMom
  • Optionally brush the top with egg yolks.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-13-SunCakeMom
  • Put it into the 350°F / 180°C preheated oven and bake it for half an hour. Check if it's baked with a tooth pick or needle. Put it back if needed.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-14-SunCakeMom
  • Prepare icing in a cup combine flour, vanilla, honey and some milk. Mix them until smooth. Put butter and the rest of the milk into a small pan and heat it.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-15-SunCakeMom
  • Pour the content of the cup into the pan, mix them together evenly. Then pour the mixture on top of the cake.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-16-SunCakeMom
  • Sprinkle dried fruit on top to decorate.
    Roscon-de-reyes-King-cake-process-17-SunCakeMom

Notes

It's a lovely dessert whenever we feel like spoiling the family our looking something to nibble with our coffee.

Pin now, Enjoy later!

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