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Galette des Rois

The French king cake. Made from flaky puff pastry and typically filled with a frangipane almond cream, it may also be found filled with fruit or chocolate.

Roscón de Reyes

Served in Spain and Latin America. This cake is sweet bread topped with candied fruit and sometimes a layer of icing.

New Orleans King Cake

Closest to the Spanish version, but decorated with the purple, gold, and green of Mardi Gras. New Orleans King Cakes are made with a variety of fillings, from custard to fruit.

Bolo Rei

The Portuguese version of the king cake. Filled with fruit and sometimes chopped nuts.


Consisting of phyllo dough wrapped around soft cheese, the Bulgarian Banista is also served at weddings. It contains several charms as well as fortunes.


The King Cake served in Greece and Cyprus is round and flat with almonds embedded in the surface. This cake is traditionally baked with a coin inside.
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