King Cake with Candied Kumquats and Chocolate

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Pamela A.: "This is a great cake and quite easy. Using kumqua…" Read More
10Ingredients
1300Calories
80Minutes

King cake is a classic French dessert made up of puff pastry and a custard filling. In this version, candied kumquats and chocolate custard come together to make a bold and elegant filling. This version is best made in the winter when citrus fruit is in season, that way you will have the most flavorful and fresh kumquats. A crisp, flaky crust envelops the chocolate kumquat custard filling creating a delicate and delicious dessert.

Ingredients

  • 100 grams kumquats
  • 100 grams sugar
  • custard (halved quantities)
  • 100 grams almond (powder)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 70 grams butter (soft, cut into pieces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams chocolate chips
  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and dry the kumquats. Cut them into thin slices and put them in a pan with 70 grams of sugar and cover with water. Put on high heat, when it starts boiling, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Let cool in pan.
  3. Prepare the custard as shown here and reserve in the refrigerator.
  4. In a bowl, mix with a spoon the almond powder, the remaining sugar, the flour, and the butter. Then add the eggs one by one. Add the chocolate chips and two tablespoons candied kumquats (if there is some left, serve as a jam).
  5. Place a puff pastry on a baking plate covered with parchment paper. Pour the kumquat filling over the pastry making sure to leave a border of about 3 cm. Slightly moisten the edge of the pastry with a little water. Cover with the second puff pastry and press the edges of the two layers together.
  6. Brush the pastry with the egg yolk diluted in a little bit of water, then slit the pastry slightly without piercing it. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
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NutritionView more

1300Calories
Sodium20%DV490mg
Fat135%DV88g
Protein45%DV23g
Carbs38%DV114g
Fiber36%DV9g

PER SERVING *

Calories1300Calories from Fat790
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat88g135%
Saturated Fat29g145%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol245mg82%
Sodium490mg20%
Potassium520mg15%
Protein23g45%
Calories from Fat790
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate114g38%
Dietary Fiber9g36%
Sugars50g100%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Pamela A. 12 Jul 2015
This is a great cake and quite easy. Using kumquats gives it a really lovely and unexpected flavor. I actually made extra candied fruit to decorate the top of the cake.