Recipe Card

Bread Machine Three Kings Cake

Prep Time 15 min + 2h resting Baking Time 20-25 min Servings 15-20 slices


  • 150 ml lukewarm whole milk (70-88 ºF)
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 2 tbsp soft unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar + 2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 500 g all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp yeast


  • 1 egg
  • 100 gr dry candied fruit
  • 3 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 10 cherries
  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar
  • 3-4 drops of yellow food gel color
  • 3-4 babies for 3 kings cake (rosca de reyes)


  1. On your bread machine basket add the milk ,eggs, 2 tbsp softened butter, salt, orange blossom water and with a fork mix the ingredients. Add sugar and mix again with the fork. Add the flour and make a little hole in the center and add the yeast, be careful that the yeast doesn't get in contact with the liquid ingredients.
  2. Choose the “Dough” setting on your bread machine and let it finish the cycle. On Sunbeam is #8.
  3. Put a little bit of flour on your hands and carefully take out the dough and place it over a floured parchment paper and extend the dough and form a long piece and form a ring, insert the babies in different spots of the ring. cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and put it in a warm place and let it rest for 2-2.5 hours until it doubles its size.
  4. Cut the fruit is small slices and slightly beat one egg (egg wash).
  5. Make a paste with the 6 tbsp butter and sugar and add the food gel color.
  6. Preheat the oven at 350 ºF.
  7. When the dough has doubled its size, transfer it to the baking sheet, slightly extend the dough, with a pastry brush add the egg wash and arrange the fruit, pecans and the butter paste as you desire and sprinkle some sugar on top of all the ring.
  8. Bake for 20- 25 minutes until the bread is golden.

If you got the baby on your slice, it is tradition that on February 2nd, you are in charge of inviting your family to eat some tamales to celebrate the day of Candlemas. (Candelaria).

You can watch a small video on Youtube.