King Cake for Epiphany Celebration

King Cake?

A King Cake is known by many different names, from Epiphany Cake to Three Kings Cake to Galette de Rois.  They all are the same thing, which is a cake to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.  This is celebrated on January 6, which is the day the the Magi, or three wise men, brought their gifts to the baby Jesus.

Epiphany Celebration: King Cake or Cupcake?

One of the traditions common with the King Cake is the placement of a bean or a baby figurine in the cake for one lucky celebrant to find in their piece.  The finder of the bean or figurine is King or Queen for the day.  In some celebrations, the King or Queen also receives certain benefits or responsibilities, such as receiving free lunch once a month from their co-workers for a year or having to bring the King Cake next year.

My daughter Emily was in charge of the Epiphany Cake this year.  She used the Hunt Family Bundt Cake recipe.
Cake Batter

Divide cake batter into three bowls.



Fun Assorted Food Coloring

Use these fun new food coloring/egg dye by McCormick



Cake Batter


Separate / Color into three bowls.


First Layer


Layer into a greased Bundt Pan and place in a 350 degree oven.


Red Starburst Jelly Beans


Place a Jellybean into the batter half way through baking.


Kings Cake


This is also a traditional Mardi Gras Cake.


There was no “Lucky Jelly Bean” found in the first pass through of TeamDuff’s 2013 Three Kings Cake.  CJ and Nicholas both offered to make the cake next year.  Maybe two cakes?  Would it be so wrong to ask that one be made in chocolate?  #ILoveChocolate


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