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Chocolate King Cake (Galette des Rois)

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Natalija


  • 100 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 100 g dark chocolate (60-70% cacao)
  • 50 g softened butter
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g almond flour
  • 2 sheets ready-to-use puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk


  • Bring the heavy whipping cream to a boil. Pour it on the chocolate, wait a few seconds then mix well until the mixture is homogeneous.
  • Beat the softened butter and sugar together.
  • Beat in the egg. Mix.
  • Then, add the almond flour and mix well.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the almond preparation and mix well. If this preparation is too thin (because it is still hot), leave to cool in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry. Spread the chocolate-almond filling over the center of the dough, leaving a 1 inch (1.2 cm) exposed border. If you wish, place a little porcelain figurine "fève" in the filling.
  • Brush the edges of the pastry with water and cover with another circle of dough on top and press down to seal the edges.
  • If you want, with a knife or just with your fingers, decorate the edges.
  • Brush with beaten yolk. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 390F (190C).
  • Brush with yolk one more time. Using a knife, create a design on top of your galette. Poke 3-5 holes, to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.