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.