TikTok Phyllo Crinkle Cake Recipe (Muakacha)
This viral TikTok phyllo crinkle cake has its roots in Middle Eastern desserts, however this muakacha is something you’re unlikely to have had before! Featuring crispy phyllo and a custard filling, it’s a sure winner for your Easter or Ramadan table.
This dish has recently done the rounds on TikTok, and is the brainchild of TikToker Ramena, for whom this recipe has become her number one seller!
Just looking at this recipe, it’s easy to see why – it has everything you could want out of a festive, Easter or Ramadan dessert – it’s crispy, creamy, and custardy. Dreamy!
Simple ingredients, simple recipe
This dessert is super simple to make and only comprises easy-to-find ingredients. Requiring no long rising times, extensive stirring or any special skills, this cake is truly a delight to make. You’ll need phyllo dough, butter, sugar, milk, vanilla, and water to make this, unlike traditional muakacha which includes specialist ingredients such as rosewater, orange blossom or cardamom. Could it be any easier? Let’s get into the assembly!
How to make the TikTok crinkle cake
As the name implies, assembling this dessert is as simple as scrunching sheets of phyllo dough into a pan, liberally basting butter over the layers, pouring over a delicious custard and baking. Sound good? Let’s get cooking!
Tips for crinkle cake success
- Limit the number of phyllo sheets you use for each layer – avoid using more than two per crinkle, as your sheets may get soggy.
- Make sure your simple syrup is on the thicker side – simmer until a tacky, sticky consistency develops.
- Stick to using a metal pan for optimal heat conduction and a crispy base – Ramena uses disposable aluminium pans, but a metal baking pan will deliver the optimal result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add toppings to the crinkle cake/muakacha?
For sure! We used chopped up easter eggs. Traditionally, this recipe is served with nuts, so feel free to experiment with pistachios, pecans, walnuts or anything that takes your fancy.