Pasta cake recipe

I love pasta. And I love cake, so this recipe is a no-brainer really. *Disclaimer* It doesn’t taste like your normal sort of cake, but it looks like it, so that pleases me.

Pasta cake


Large onion
2 cloves garlic
200g minced beef
200g minced pork
Small glass red wine
400g tin chopped tomatoes
Small packet of rigatoni
100g grated parmesan
Small tub ricotta cheese
1 egg
150g cheddar cheese


Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil until soft.

Add the pork and beef and fry til browned

Add the wine and tomatoes to the pan and season, then reduce to a simmer for at least 20mins (the longer the better).

Meanwhile, cook the rigatoni for 3/4 of the time shown on the packet.

Once cooked, drain the pasta and mix in the parmesan. Then stack the rigatoni upright in a springform cake tin,

Mix together the ricotta and egg and then pat down over the pasta to cover and fill the tubes.

Top with the mice sauce and over bake at 200c for 15mins.

Top with the cheddar cheese and bake for a further 10mins.

Remove from the oven and rest for 10mins, then remove the outer shell of the tin, slice and serve.pasta cake

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  1. March 16, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I love this idea, pasta in a cake! Bet it was delicious as well

    • heelsandhooves
      March 16, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      What’s not to like, eh? It was delicious xx

  2. March 21, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    That is a tower of deliciousness! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays