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Ricotta Cake With Kadaif Pastry & Honey Recipe

  • Course: Desserts
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Servings : 1 (20 cm) round cake
  • Prep Time : 40m
  • Cook Time : 50m
Why make a regular cake while you can easily prepare an innovative ricotta cheese filled cake prepared with Al Wadi Al Akhdar Oussmalieh/Kadaif pastry. It’s one of our favorites and is extremely delicious.


  • 1 pack Al Wadi Al Akhdar Oussmalieh Pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup (120 g) Al Wadi Al Akhdar Butter, melted
  • 1 cup (260 g) Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp (30 g) Al Wadi Al Akhdar Honey
  • 2 Tbsp (30 g) sugar
  • 3 Tbsp (40 g) Milk
  • 1 cup (250 g) Sugar Syrup

Step 1

Brush a 20 cm round cake pan with melted butter. Keep aside.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 200C.

Step 3

Unroll the Ousmallieh pack and use half of it, keeping the rest for later use.

Step 4

Shred the Ousmallieh Pastry into small pieces using a kitchen scissors.

Step 5

Place the shredded pastry into a large bowl and pour over the melted butter. Use your fingers to rub it into the pastry until evenly distributed.

Step 6

Place 2/3 of the pastry into the prepared pan, spreading it over the base and side completely. Using the base of a small measuring cup, firmly press in the pastry to pack it as tightly and smoothly as you can onto the base and up to the sides.

Step 7

Combine the ricotta, sugar and honey into a bowl.

Step 8

Add milk and mix until the mixture becomes pourable and easy to spread.

Step 9

Pour the filling onto the base of the Ousmallieh, spreading it evenly till the edges.

Step 10

Top with the remaining 1/3 of the Ousmallieh pastry, spreading it evenly to cover to filling. Use your hands to gently press the pastry just to smooth and make sure the filling is totally covered.

Step 11

Bake for 45-50 mins until golden brown.

Step 12

Remove from oven and pour syrup while it is still hot. Let it rest for 10 mins before serving.

Step 13

Serve with additional honey if needed.

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Comments (2)
  1. posted by Nelly on February 1, 2017

    Is there a substitute for The kadaifi? None of my local markets sell this, only regular phyllo sheets.

    • posted by Al Wadi Al Akhdar on February 6, 2017

      Hello Nelly,

      Well it’s a unique thinly shredded pastry. You can’t substitute with any other similar product.

      You can work around it. Example, use the stuffing for a regular tart instead using a short crust pastry or a puff pastry and top it with honey and nuts.


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