Cromboloni, a cake currently dominating various social media platforms, has garnered unexpected enthusiasm from culinary enthusiasts. From TikTok to Twitter, and even Instagram, we’re frequently bombarded with intriguing reviews and descriptions of this cake. But, what exactly is cromboloni?
Visually, cromboloni is a type of cake or pastry topped with various toppings. It’s round with an outer texture resembling the surface of a croissant.
This cake is a unique blend of croissant and bomboloni, the Italian donut without a hole. It’s typically served with vanilla or chocolate cream filling, adorned with drizzles of melted chocolate or various bright colors as toppings.
For cromboloni enthusiasts, the delight comes from the crispy texture on the outside to the melting sweetness of the filling inside the mouth. This viral cake is easily found in various bakeries with prices around US$ 2 per piece.
However, before becoming a global trend, it turns out that cromboloni has long been a favorite in New York, United States. Created by chef Scott Cioe from Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery in 2022, it was initially named The Supreme before eventually being known as cromboloni.
The process of making this cake cannot be underestimated. Scott requires a minimum of three days to create the perfect cromboloni, starting from making the dough to the lamination process, before finally placing it in the oven for baking.