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Spiced roscon de reyes
Recipe: Rosca de Reyes - Spanish Epiphany Cake
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
 

Rosca de Reyes, a Spanish Epiphany cake flavoured with rum, fruit and spices, is a tasty treat to mark the end of the Christmas holidays.

Course: Baked Goods, Baking, Cake
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Rosca de Reyes, Spanish Epiphany Cake
Servings: 25 slices
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Ingredients
  • 200 g dried fruit
  • 100 ml rum
  • 100 g unsalted butter softened
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 500 g strong white flour
  • 7 g quick yeast
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange & 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs + 1 for egg wash
  • icing sugar to decorate
Instructions
  1. Soak 150g of the dried fruit in the rum, preferably overnight.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs, adding one at a time. Mix in the orange and lemon zest. If using a stand mixer, transfer this mix to another bowl.

  3. Mix the dry ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, and cinnamon.

  4. Add the water, vanilla extract and butter and egg mix to the flour. Mix well, and then knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic.

  5. Knead in the dried fruit, adding a little at a time. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover, place somewhere warm and allow to rise until doubled in size.
  6. Once risen roll out into a sausage shape, and form into a ring. Decorate the top with the remaining dried fruit, pressing them well into the dough.

  7. Place on a baking tray, place in a warm spot, and allow to rise again until doubled in thickness - this will take about an hour.

  8. After about 45 minutes, heat the oven to 160°C (Fan)/180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

  9. Beat the last egg and brush over the top as an egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until golden and sounding hollow

  10. Allow to cool and decorate by drizzling on some orange icing or dusting with icing sugar.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Recipe: Rosca de Reyes - Spanish Epiphany Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 loaf)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.