Bolognese and Mozzarella Phyllo Cake (Snake Cake)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Bolognese and Mozzarella Phyllo Cake (Snake Cake)
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 - 6 persons
Author 2pots2cook


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 lb beef minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium sized carrots grated
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • Salt ground black pepper and dried origano to taste
  • 5 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella chopped
  • 3 sheets phyllo dough 20 x 20 inches
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil to brush phyllo layers
  • Ingredients for egg wash:
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Parsley leaves chopped to garnish before serving


  1. In medium sized pan: fry carrots, onion and beef until lightly brown.
  2. Add tomato puree and salt, origano and ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Leave to cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
  5. Grease a large baking sheet with oil and put it on the sheet pan.
  6. On a clean work surface, lay one sheet of phyllo and oil it using brush.
  7. Put the second sheet on the first one and brush with oil and do the same with the third one.
  8. Cover phyllo with the filling (both Bolognese and mozzarella ).
  9. Gently roll the phyllo dough. Create a log.
  10. In a small bowl, mix heavy cream and egg yolk.
  11. Make a snake cake shape starting from centre and transfer it on the pan.
  12. Brush the top with egg wash and bake for 35 minutes or until lightly golden.
  13. Garnish with chopped parsley leaves before serving.