Bored of buttercream? So over pound cake? For your next big celebration consider trying a crepe cake instead. If you’re a fan of crepes — the paper-thin pancakes popular in France — you will love crepe cakes.
These cakes are exactly what they sound like — crepes layered between pastry cream, ganache, or whipped cream to form a cake. Typically about 20-30 crepes are used, but these cakes are often called “mille”(a thousand) cakes, because the thin layers they create appear infinite. As an added bonus, these layered beauties not only look gorgeous, they also create an incredibly light and tender dessert — no oven required! (Plus, no one really knows how many crepes you ate in one sitting).
Because no baking powder or yeast is used to make the crepes rise, they’re much more forgiving than your standard cake, and are easily adaptable to be gluten-free, paleo — or even vegan. From rich Nutella and banana to a triple-tiered wedding cake, there’s a crepe cake for every occasion. All you need to do is master how to make crepes, and get layering.
Here are a few crepe cakes that we’re loving right now:
When Italy and France come together beautiful (and delicious) things happen, like this tiramisu crepe cake with espresso syrup and Kahlua-laced mascarpone cream.
Crepe cakes can add a unique touch to even the most extra-special occasions. Case in point: this three-tiered vanilla crepe cake.
Yes, you read that right — a s’mores crepe cake. Chocolate sauce, toasted marshmallow frosting…who needs a campfire?
I had this idea driving home from work last week… A smores pancake cake … Say whaaaaaaat?! Dark chocolate & cinnamon Nutella sauce, veggie brown sugar marshmallow frosting and a whole load of pancakes!!!! Recipe will be up in time for pancake day 😋 I'll also post a cheats version too 😘 #pancake #pancakecake #smores #chocolate #nutella #pancakeday #shrovetuesday #food #foodporn #foodblogger #feedfeed #gloobyfood #eeeeeats #f52grams #fbcuk16 #foodblogfeed #cake #pancakestack #pretty #drool #drooling #droolworthy
Salted Caramel Delight
Draped in a glossy layer of caramel, this chocolate crepe and salted caramel cream cake is simply mouth-watering.
When layered with pink pastry cream and doused in sprinkles, humble crepes turn into a chic birthday cake.
Classic crepes, vanilla pastry cream, fresh macerated strawberries, all topped with crunchy cookie crumbs — this could count as breakfast … right?
It's the first Saturday of September! 😁 And what better way to enjoy the weekend than by treating your tastebuds? Our Strawberry Mille Crepe composed of classic thin crepes with Tahitian Vanilla pastry cream and macerated premium strawberries between every layer, topped with butter cookie crumbs is sure to tickle your tastebuds- a perfect reward after a long, busy week! 😍😁
Cookies N’ Cream Crepes
Everyone’s favourite sandwich cookie gets the French treatment with this perfectly layered showstopper.
Put a fresh spin on red velvet cake with rich, red velvet crepes and a tangy cream cheese filling — a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.
This cake is covered in icing like a traditional layer cake, revealing the delicate layers inside when cut. Almond-flour crepes make a perfect pair for raspberry compote (and they’re gluten free).
Lots of people think having a Christmas birthday is a bummer, but I love it! I never have to work on my birthday. There's delicious food all over the house. Aaaaaaaand I always get to pick the Christmas Day Movie. This year I decided to bake myself a cute little Almond Crepe Cake with Raspberry-Rose Cream. The recipe is up on the blog if you'd like to join me. And of course, Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to everyone who followed along here and on the blog! Sharing with you all was part of what made this last year so fantastic. 🎉🎄🎂🎄🎂🎉 #linkinbio #birthdaycake #christmasbdayextravaganza
Green pumps up the colour on this gorgeous matcha and adzuki crepe cake from Mille & B.
Nothing like ending the week with a handmade slice of Mille Crepe, mmhmm! We have restocked at @littleroguemelbourne @oneorigin_specialtycoffee @lepetitprincearmadale @tukknco (closed weekends) Please note that we will be closed from Friday 17/7 till Monday 20/7 next week. No pick ups & deliveries available during this period.
Watch: How to make crepes