Last updated on November 27th, 2022.

Buttery and flaky PuffPastry Twists With Cake Crumbs is a delicious, easy, and fast dessert for any occasion!

PuffPastry Twists With Cake Crumbs

Although this recipe is very simple, and many of you have tried it before, it is very special to me. I learned this recipe and its “secrets” back when I worked at the bakery. Back then, my “Boss” (manager) use to head over to my side of the bakery and ask for some cake crumbs. Next, he would gather scraps of puff pastry and a few almost empty containers of Raspberry filling then performed his magic.

PuffPastry Twists With Cake Crumbs

I’m not sure he ever noticed how I studied him as he worked. But it did not matter because he always answered all my baking questions with kindness and patience.

My favorite part is that “Boss” was born and raised in Ecuador. He had his first job at a local bakery owned by Mr. Friedman, a Jewish baker who escaped Europe during WWII. Fast forward 30 years, and he is teaching his Jewish employee the secrets of the Jewish Bakery.

Like these Cake Crumbs Linzer cookies, this puff pastry Twists With Cake Crumbs recipe has the same history. Bakeries use scraps of puff pastry and cake crumbs to make profits from leftovers. In this recipe, the cake crumbs are absorbing any excess liquid from the Jam and prevent it from leaking out.

Now Let’s Talk About These PuffPastry Twists With Cake Crumbs :

  • If using store-bought puff pastry, please check the baking instructions, as they may vary from brand to brand.
  • The type of cake crumbs and Jam is up to you. I used Raspberry and Chocolate cake crumbs because it was in hand.
  • Same with the size of the twists. You can cut the puff pastry in half horizontally before cutting the stripes for more minor twists.
  • During the first minutes of the baking, the twists will appear flat. Please be patient; it will puff during the baking.
  • Use your choice of filling, such as chocolate spreads, peanut butter, and even cinnamon sugar.


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One more thing…

Don’t forget to tag @OneSarcasticBaker on Instagram if you bake this recipe. I would love to see your creations!

5 from 16 votes

Puff Pastry Twists With Cake Crumbs

Flaky, buttery and delicous puff pastry filled with jam and cake crumbs , ready in 30 minutes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake crumbs, dessert, puff pastry, puff pastry twists, raspberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Long Twists
Author One Sarcastic Baker


  • 2 Medium Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup Raspberry Jam
  • 1/2 Cup Cake crumbs
  • 1 Large Beaten Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a cookie sheet with baking paper.

  2. Gently place a sheet of puff pastry on a piece of baking paper and evenly spread the Jam.

  3. Sprinkle an even layer of Cake crumbs and line the second puff pastry sheet on top. Gently press the two together.

  4. Using a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry  into 1″ thick stripes. 

  5. Holding both ends each in one hand, gently twist each side to a different direction.

  6. Line the twisted stripes on a baking sheet and brush each with beaten egg.

  7. Sprinkle each twist with sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the twits have puffed and are golden brown.

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32 Comments on " Puff Pastry Cake Crumbs Twists "

  1. Dikla

    5 stars
    I LOVE LOVE playing with puff pastry. These look like fun to make and more fun to eat. Great as a dessert and perfect as a brunch item too.

    1. Dikla

      This is so true! Puffpastry is so much fun to create with!For both sweet and savory!

  2. Dikla

    5 stars
    Mmmm, I always love a good puff pastry recipe, and this dessert is delicious! I love how you used cake crumbs — such a fun and creative twist. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Dikla

      Thanks Amanda! this recipe is so fun!

  3. Dikla

    5 stars
    What a great story and a great recipe to share. I would have never thought of using cake crumbs but it makes sense. I could eat lots of these.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Cassidy! These are very addictive…

  4. Dikla

    5 stars
    These puff pastry twists look so delicious and something my girls will love making too. I love to cook with them and I am always looking for recipes that they will enjoy too so thank you for sharing.

    1. Dikla

      that sounds like so much fun! your kids will have so much fun!

  5. Dikla

    I really need to up my puffed pastry game. In my home, we all love it, but I very rarely use it. I’m not about to make it from scratch, so I’d totally go the store-bought prepared route. I don’t often have leftover cake crumbs, but I’m assuming I could add some nuts to this or – oh! – crushed Oreos!

    1. Dikla

      YESSS for crushed Oreos!!!!! love it! I rarely make my own puff pastry. Store bought ones are really good and it makes everything much easier!

  6. Dikla

    5 stars
    these look delicious! i love cooking with puff pastry, there are so many options ! plus it makes baking easy for those of us who aren’t good at it 🙂

    1. Dikla

      LOL! It does make baking easy!

  7. Dikla

    5 stars
    These would be perfect for brunch and so versatile too! Loved reading your story about your Boss from Ecuador.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Mari! You are right it is perfect for brunch and can even be baked with savories flavors.

  8. Dikla

    Puff pastry is so fun to make simple treats that look difficult like these twists! Such a fun recipe for leftovers.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Candiss!

  9. Dikla

    5 stars
    I love these puff pastry twists. Such a great idea and brilliant use of leftovers! I can’t wait to try them!

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Jacqeline! There are so many options when using Puffpastry, I’m sure you ll have so much fun!

  10. Dikla

    5 stars
    I love the use of cake crumbs in this recipe! This is such a delicious and creative treat- I can’t wait to make it!

  11. Dikla

    5 stars
    I finally started baking with puff pastry a few months ago, and I love it! I also LOVE that you use cake crumbs to keep the jam from leaking out. What an inventive use of leftovers. I’m definitely making these for my next party

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Karyl! This recipe is a crowd pleaser!!!

  12. Dikla

    5 stars
    Puff pastry is a must have in our freezers! Yummy twists!

  13. Dikla

    5 stars
    I hate having to throwaway leftovers because they weren’t eaten in time. I love how this gives new life to those scraps with what amazing results.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Jori! I agree, using scraps is one of the best feature this recipe has

  14. Dikla

    5 stars
    Fantastic dessert that is so quick and easy to whip – just what I like when I am making a dessert 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

    1. Dikla

      LOL! Love it!

  15. Dikla

    5 stars
    These twists are so yummy and buttery! I can easily use them for the holiday entertaining because I make a whole bunch of them, and everyone will love them!

    1. Dikla

      That is a great idea! I bet you’ll be the star!

  16. Dikla

    5 stars
    This is one awesome recipe I can make to treat my kids who are bored in home this vacation. These puff pastry treats looks fabulous

  17. Dikla

    5 stars
    These twists sound amazing! I know for a fact that my kiddos would devour these. Pinning to make this weekend.

  18. Dikla

    5 stars
    Ok, this is SO creative – I LOVE it! I can’t wait to taste that delicious crisp puff pastry with the sweet jam inside!

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Stephanie! so glad you liked it!!!

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