La Mexicana's Rosca De Reyes (King Cake) Recipe

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La Mexicana's Rosca De Reyes (King Cake)
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  1. Combine yeast and water in a small bowl, stirring until dissolved, and set aside until yeast is proofed.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, sugar, and butter, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Add the salt, eggs, and yeast mixture and blend thoroughly.
  4. Beat in 3 cups of flour to make a smooth batter Add additional flour to make a soft dough (dough will be very sticky).
  5. Turn out onto a floured board and knead approximately 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed.
  6. Dough may be made with a standing mixer and dough hook.
  7. Round into a ball and place in a warm buttered bowl, turning to lightly coat top with some of the butter.
  8. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled.
  9. Punch down the dough and divide in half.
  10. To prepare rings, divide dough in half and flatten into a long oval.
  11. Spread 1/2 can of Solo almond filling on each oval, place one bean into each oval, and roll each piece into a rope.
  12. Join ends together leaving large oval hole in the middle.
  13. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  14. While the bread is rising, preheat oven to 350°F.
  15. Bake rings for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown and sound hollow when thumped.
  16. Remove and let loaves cool on wire racks.
  17. Icing: Mix all the icing ingredients together until fluffy and well blended.
  18. To serve, frost cooled loaves with icing.
  19. Decorate with different colored sugars or candied fruit.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2282.76 Kcal (9557 kJ)
Calories from fat 1013.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 112.66g 173%
Cholesterol 207.35mg 69%
Sodium 4169.06mg 174%
Potassium 3171.64mg 67%
Total Carbs 288.61g 96%
Sugars 116.53g 466%
Dietary Fiber 14.44g 58%
Protein 34.54g 69%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 7.9mg 44%
Calcium 492.3mg 49%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 405.94 Kcal (1700 kJ)
Calories from fat 180.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.03g 173%
Cholesterol 36.87mg 69%
Sodium 741.38mg 174%
Potassium 564.01mg 67%
Total Carbs 51.32g 96%
Sugars 20.72g 466%
Dietary Fiber 2.57g 58%
Protein 6.14g 69%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.4mg 44%
Calcium 87.5mg 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 54.2
  • 62

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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