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
(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
You can also bake a
Twelfth Night bread.
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