TikTok Is Divided Over The Pasta Queen's 'Pasta Cake'

The Pasta Queen — an indisputable commander of social media's cooking world (boasting 2.1 million followers on TikTok alone) — clearly likes to try out unconventional recipes. Described on her website as cooking with flair and drama, The Pasta Queen's experiments include minty mac and cheese, boozy salmon pasta, and lemon ricotta cake (via YouTube).

However, one ambitious project completed by the pasta royal has caused major consternation on social media. Called a pasta cake, the video uploaded to The Pasta Queen's TikTok makes it absolutely clear the recipe is as controversial as it seems.

Boldly transforming the staple food into a sweet dessert, pasta cake is shown to be a swirly array of pasta sliced into perfect triangles with white sugar sieved on top and flavored with ingredients including brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. While it would certainly be a mealtime talking point, it's probably best to steer clear of showcasing the pasta cake to any particularly old-fashioned relatives — and many TikTok users are especially unconvinced by the unusual treat.

Not all TikTok viewers are keen on trying pasta cake

TikTok commentators are displaying their dismay at the pasta cake, with many replies showing cynicism about its appeal. Some are questioning if the video is actually a prank, while another harshly suggests The Pasta Queen's pasta obsession has been taken too far. One user claims the idea makes them feel sick, and another queries the availability of the ingredients.

Other replies have noted curiosity and intrigue with trying out the quirky dish, including praise for making an exciting alteration. One compares the versatility of pasta to the creativeness of art, while another warns people not to patronize an Italian chef about pasta.

The pasta cake recipe is at least portrayed as being fairly straightforward to follow. To start, cook a pan of tagliolini pasta. Then mix a bowl of brown sugar, four eggs, orange blossom, rose water essence, butter, cinnamon, and lemon juice until smooth. Next, the pasta is poured into another bowl with the mixture smoothed on top. Finally, add sugar to a buttered cake pan, pour the combined mixture in, bake for one hour at 380 degrees Fahrenheit, and sprinkle sugar powder before slicing for consumption.