king cake

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king cake (plural king cakes)

  1. A decorative cake distributed among friends or visitors on Epiphany. In many traditions it contains something - a pea, trinket etc. - which allows the finder to be the "king" for one day.

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Among the various names for a special cake eaten on Epiphany this appears to be by far the most popular, at least according to Google search.

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