Split 2 eggs, beat
the egg whites until fluffy. Mix the soft butter with the sugar for
a few minutes, add 2 eggs and 2 yolks, beat a few minutes more. Chop
the almonds (keep 5 for decoration), and add to the batter, as well
as the vanilla sugar and the beaten egg whites.
Put the batter in an oven dish and bake 1 hour in the oven at 160 degrees
Celsius. Dust the top with powdered
sugar. Cut a crown from a sheet of paper and use this sheet to dust
with cacao a crown in the middle. Decorate the points of the crown with
As a tradition, we bake this cake on the 6th of
January (Twelfth night).
We add a coin, a thimble and a dry bean to the batter. Whoever gets
the bean is the king, who gets the coin should pay and who gets the
thimble should wash the dishes.
You can also bake a
Twelfth Night bread.
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