Maison Kayser’s King Cake (Galette des Rois) in NYC

The King Cake or Galettes Des Rois The King Cake or Galettes Des Rois
The King Cake from Maison Kayser

Despite the fact Epiphany passed (it was on January 6th), Maison Kayer still has their delectable king cake at their bakeries in New York City until Sunday, February 2nd. (This pastry does go by other French names galette des rois, gâteau du rois, and others.)

As some of you are aware, I’m not a stranger to Maison Kayser, even when I ate my way through Paris before the bakery came here stateside and back then I was enamored by the fine quality of their breads. When they finally came to New York City and opening more locations, I started to like their pastries very much. That being said, their king cake should be delicious.

Maison Kayser's King Cake or Galettes Des Rois

And my assumption is not wrong. Their king cake is traditional in the best way ($28 for the large cake and comes with the crown, seen above). It contains layers of golden brown, dense yet flaky puff pastry with a dense filling of frangipane. It’s not too sweet as the almond-y frangipane filling is the primary source of sweetener. Despite of its relatively thick appearance of the pastry shell, it’s quite delicate that it shatters at the pressure of the knife or fork.

Get this cake while you can! The bakery also sell individual sized versions of this cake for $6.95 and ones filled with apple compote. To sweeten up the deal, those of you who are Facebook users can enter their contest to win a trip to Paris for two (details at Maison Kayser USA’s Facebook page).

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