Food: Bake your own traditional cake for Epiphany

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The tradition around Epiphany has been established for decades: children sing by passing by doors on January 6 in exchange for some candy or a little bit of money. Afterwards, we cut a delicious cake. And because we at Blogzine are also huge fans of this cake, we are sharing with you the ultimate recipe. Start singing already!

What is a Epiphany cake?

Traditionally, an Epiphany cake consists mainly of almonds, puff pastry and a bean hidden inside. Is the bean in your piece of cake? Then you are king for a day! But how exactly do you make this cake?

For a cake for 6 people, you need the following:

– 2 sheets of puff pastry

– 3 eggs

– 125 grams of granulated sugar

– 125 grams of almond powder

– 125 grams of butter

– 1 teaspoon almond extract

– 1 almond or a stone figure

– A pinch of salt

How to make the cake:

– Preheat the oven to 180°C.

– Stir together the sugar and butter. Beat 2 eggs and add them, along with a pinch of salt, the almond powder and almond extract. Stir until smooth.

– Place baking paper on a baking sheet.

– Place 1 sheet of puff pastry on the baking sheet.

– Divide the dough. Leave a 1.5 cm border free and sprinkle this border with water.

– Place the almond somewhere on top of the filling.

– Cover with the other sheet of puff pastry.

– Press the edge with a fork. Make a small opening in the center so that the heat can get out.

– Beat the last egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush the pie with it.

– Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until the cake turns a nice golden brown color.

When the cake is ready, it is traditionally served with a crown. You can make this crown yourself! This way celebrating Epiphany can be a day full of activities. From singing to baking and crafting. Your kids will love it! And adults will love to eat all of the cake too…

Do you prefer to buy the cake ready-made? You can! Huge numbers of supermarkets offer them in their bakery section. Our favorite already comes from Le Pain Quotidien!


And tell us? How are you celebrating Epiphany this year? Share it with us on our Instagram page @Blogzine.be and use the hashtag #EpiphanyWithBlogzine.

This article has been written by @Cindy Van Dyck

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