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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.
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Roscón de Reyes

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

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

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

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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