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Vegan King Cake (Galette des Rois)

Vegan King Cake (Galette des Rois)

Full of Plants
Rich and buttery French "Galette des Rois" filled with a sweet almond cream! Vegan, refined sugar-free, and easy!
5 from 5 votes
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine French
Servings 8 servings
Calories 373 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 7 tbsp vegan butter (homemade or store-bought), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 whole almond or "fève"
  • 2 8 ounces vegan puff pastry rolls
  • For the wash: 1 tbsp maple syrup mixed with 2 tbsp almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the filling: In a large mixing bowl, cream the coconut sugar with the vegan butter until soft and fluffy. Add the almond flour, cornstarch, almond milk, applesauce, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Mix using a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined. It won't look smooth and will be thick because of the almond flour, this is normal. Set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll your puff pastries and cut them into about 8 inches discs. Place one disc of pastry on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Spread the almond filling on top of the disc of pastry, leaving about one inch of the border exposed. At this step, you can place a whole almond or a "fève" in the almond filling. The person who will find it will become the king or queen!
  • Place the second disc of pastry on top and seal the filling by pressing the edges with your thumb. Using a knife, flute the edges as shown in the photos. Next, make a hole in the center of the top disc of pastry, this will prevent the galette from rising too much.
  • Brush the top of the galette with the maple syrup wash (try to avoid the edges as it might prevent them from rising well) and draw a pattern using a sharp knife.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Remove from the refrigerator and brush it a second time. Using a fork or small knife, poke small holes in the top. Again, this will prevent it from rising too much and allow the steam to escape during baking.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool at least 35 minutes before serving.
  • This galette can be served at room temperature or slightly warm. I found out it tastes even better the next day as the flavors have time to merge and the filling to firm up slightly.
  • This Galette des Rois will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature, covered with aluminum foil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 29.3gProtein: 5gFat: 26.8gFiber: 1.9gSugar: 13.3g
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