Three Kings Cake is actually more a sweet bread that is similar to Zopf bread Swiss people eat on Sundays. Three Kings Cake is made from six balls of dough that are stuck to a bigger central ball of dough and then baked into one piece. In addition, a king is hidden in one of the seven pieces (sometimes a whole almond).
Now, whoever gets the piece with the king inside is crowned king for a day. Usually, the king (or queen) receives a paper crown and receives special privileges. Children may be exempt from chores for a day or get to go on a fun trip, grown ups think of other ways to „honor“ the king. It’s a nice tradition and who does not want to be queen or king for a day?!
Bake your owm Three Kings Cake using the following recipe:
1/2 cube of yeast
250 ml milk
50 g butter
1/2 kilo flour
5 tablespoons sugar
80 g raisins