“Make it mini” with Le Creuset: Viral phyllo dough crinkle cake

Similar to baklava, the viral Tiktok crinkle dessert is light, buttery, flaky and delicious. This version adds a spiced custard for a festive twist and drizzles cinnamon and a syrup overtop for a sugary finish.

The Deets:
This dessert is also know as Muakacha and it popped off on Tiktok courtesy of Ramena, and let me just say, these crinkle cakes are viral for a reason. Ramena scrunches sheets to make crispy, crunchy layers of folded phyllo, and then pours over melted butter, eggs, milk and sugar to create a fluffy, pillowy texture inside. This version creates a round 2 layer cake for a festive twist. The crinkle cake really is the perfect for a holiday dessert. What I like about this recipe is that the phyllo is very forgiving and as long as you scrunch the sheets in some way, it will turn out crispy, buttery and delicious.

Traditional Muakacha:
Traditionally, muakacha is topped with pistachios, cardamom, and sugar syrup. Adding different toppings is up to you and your preferences. Ramena has even mentioned she’s made a Fruity Pebbles crinkle cake and she’s also tested apple, and other fruits. You can really do whatever you want!

Make it Mini:
Make it Mini is an ongoing series with Le Creuset where we reimagine recipes using their mini cocottes. The series has been going on for 2+ years now, and we’ve really created quite an arsenal of recipes. So if you just got a new mini cocotte are looking for what to make, there are several fun, seasonal and delicious recipes to choose from.

“Make it mini” with Le Creuset: Viral phyllo dough crinkle cake

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Servings 2 24 fl oz mini cocottes

Ingredients

The custard:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)

The sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

The rest:

  • 1 16 oz box of phyllo dough, defrosted
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • cooking spray

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.