Lemon and poppy seeds phyllo crinkle cake

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You don’t have to be a professional pastry chef to make this extraordinary and very easy phyllo and lemon cream cake also known as Crinkle Cake. It’s a simple dessert made with store-bought phyllo dough covered in sweet batter with lemon juice and zest, condensed milk and poppy seeds. The batter is prepared with very few ingredients and during baking it becomes a shiny, sweet (but not too sweet) and rippled cream thanks to the layers of phyllo dough. Absolutely worth trying.

Lemon and poppy seeds phyllo crinkle cake

Easy and delicious phyllo crinkle cake with lemon and poppy seeds cream is a simple dessert to prepare with just a few ingredients. Cake rich in sweet and delicious custard.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cakes
Cuisine Ovo-lacto vegetarianism
Servings 1 pan 21 cm wide
Calories 294 kcal


  • 50-60 g melted butter
  • 250 g store bought phyllo dough
  • 395 ml condensed milk
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • powdered sugar for decoration
  • some fruit for decoration


Instructions Lemon and poppy seeds phyllo crinkle cake

  • Open the package of phyllo pastry and divide the sheets into pairs. Brush one sheet with melted butter and then cover it with another. Now fold the two sheets together like an accordion. Set aside. Proceed in the same way creating pairs of overlapping and folded sheets.
  • Take a round ceramic or glass baking tray (I do not recommend the aluminum springform pan). Starting from the center of the pan, roll the sheets on themselves creating a swirl. Add additional sheets to create a large swirl. Spread the layers with your fingertips to create some space between the layers, then brush the surface with the remaining melted butter. Bake for 20 minutes at 180° C.
  • Meanwhile, mix the condensed milk with the lemon (or orange) juice, 2 eggs and half a cup of milk. Add the grated peel of a lemon and 2 large spoons of poppy seeds and mix again.
  • Take the cooked phyllo dough cake from the oven and pour the prepared batter over it, distributing it evenly with the back of the spoon. Bake again at 180°C for another 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool completely. If you like, decorate with powdered sugar and a few pieces of fruit and serve.

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 1panCalories: 294kcal
Keyword cream, dessert with lemon, easy cake, easy dessert, easy phyllo, lemon pastry cream, phyllo dough, phyllo pastry, poppy seeds, simple cake
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within 3 – 4 days.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you like simple cakes, also check out my recipe for Puff pastry braid filled with cream cheese, pears and candied fruit (photo below) or Soft apple, coconut, lemon and Greek yogurt cake (photo below).

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