carbonara cake
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Carbonara cake

Carbonara cake is a great recipe for getting kids involved in cooking and a delicious dinner for all the family.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 6
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 300 g spaghetti cooked
  • 100 g hard cheese finely grated (eg parmesan, guyere, cheddar)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 250 g leftover ham or we used bacon lardons


  • Before you start, if you don’t have left over pasta and ham, cooked the pasta and ham or bacon and add to a bowl. Allow to cool down.

Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a cake tin.

  • Grease a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin with oil (you can pour a little oil in and get them to brush it over all the sides.) Sprinkle a thin layer of cheese over the bottom and shake it up the sides a little.

Add everything to your bowl

  • Add the cream and cheese to the bowl of pasta. Break the eggs into a separate bowl first to give them a quick whisk before adding to the pasta. Give it a good mix so all the pasta is coated.

Bake the carbonara cake

  • Add the pasta to your prepared cake tin and pat down with the back of a spoon.
  • Pop it on a baking tray into the oven and bake for 35 minutes. It’s ready when it looks golden brown and has cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before turning out of the tin.
  • Serve with a lovely green salad and enjoy!