Portuguese Bolo Rei or King Cake

The Christmas Cake

Portuguese “Bolo Rei” or King Cake it’s a traditional cake consumed around Christmas, from December until Epiphany (Dia de Reis in Portuguese, literally “Kings’ Day”, a reference to the Three Wise Men), on 6 January. It is a staple dessert in any Portuguese home during the holidays.

Of French origin, brought to Portugal during the 19th century, king cake “bolo rei” is the main Christmas cake eaten in Portugal during the holiday season.

We have available King Cake "Bolo Rei" in dough or ready. Anyway all the King Cakes are delivered frozen worldwide.

King Cake in Portugal it’s considered one delicatessen cake, very appreciated by all Portuguese people. In Portugal there is no Christmas without the king cake.

King Cake Available:
  • Christmas King Cake in Dough 600g
  • Christmas King Cake in Dough 800g
  • Christmas King Cake – Ready 600g
  • Christmas King Cake – Ready 800g
  • Christmas King Cake – Ready 1000g
  • Available in gift box – 600g or 800g
The gift box can be customized with customer logo and in any language (minimum quantity required).

 The cake itself is round with a large hole in the center, resembling a crown covered with crystallized and dried fruit.

The king cake “bolo rei” is baked from a soft, white dough, with raisins, various nuts, and crystallized fruit. Also included is the characteristic fava bean, and tradition dictates that whoever finds the fava has to pay for the bolo rei next year.

A small prize (usually a small metal toy) was also included within the cake. The inclusion of the prize has been discontinued since mid-90s. Usually we deliver the king cake without the fava bean.

You can check more information in our catalogue online or request our catalogue by email just contact us.

In our website we have available other pastries for Christmas.

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