5 from 9 votes
Recipe: Galette des Rois
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Galette des rois, a puff pastry pie filled with jam and frangipane, is a delicious French cake for Epiphany. Using ready-made pastry makes it easy to impress with this traditional dessert.

Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Epiphany Cake
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 404 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 320 g packet ready rolled puff pastry
  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 80 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • jam
  • almond flakes
  • 1 egg and a tablespoon of milk for an egg wash
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F/Gas Mark 6.

  2. Unroll the pastry. Use a plate as a guide to cut two circles of pastry – not too big. I used a side plate.

  3. Cream the butter and sugar together, add the almonds, one egg and almond extract. Mix to a smooth paste.

  4. Lay out one of your pastry circles on a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking sheet. Spread the jam in a circle in the centre. Allow enough space around the edge to seal on the top layer.

  5. Cover the jam with the frangipane, and sprinkle on the flaked almonds – they add a crunch.
  6. If you have one, hide your trinket at this point. Cover with the second layer of pastry, using a little water to seal the edges.
  7. Make sure the top layer is well crimped on, to stop any leakage. Using a knife, score a pattern on the top. Brush the top with the remaining egg, beaten with the milk. Place in the oven, and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Recipe: Galette des Rois
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 309IU6%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.