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Strawberry Crepe Cake: the colorful dessert recipe made with crepes

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
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Ingredients
for the batter
butter, melted
30 g (1 oz)
Eggs
4
Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp
Sugar
70 g (2.4 oz)
salt
a pinch
Flour
300 g (10 oz)
Baking powder
2 tsp
Milk
2 cups
pink food color
for the strawberry jello
Strawberry jam
60 g (2 oz)
Cream
1/3 cup
Gelatin
4 g (0.14 oz)
pink food coloring
for the decoration
Whipped cream
Fresh strawberries

Looking for a dessert that’s both fancy and delicious? Then look no further. While the colorful Strawberry Crepe Cake makes quite the impression on the table, it’s actually an easy recipe. It’s based on a Mille Crepe Cake, which originated in France, in the late 19th century. Mille means thousand, and although a thousand might be somewhat of an overstatement, it does refer to the many layers in the dessert.

The texture of the Strawberry Crepe Cake has a light and delicate flavor, and the texture is soft and fluffy. And it’s so easy to make. Whip up a few pancakes, layer, and serve! Filled with whipped cream and strawberries, this fancy-looking strawberry crepe cake comes together easily to make an impressive and delicious dessert!

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How to Make Strawberry Crepe Cake

This dessert may look fancy, but don’t let it intimidate you. Just a few steps, and you’ll have it on the table in no time. First, prepare the pancake batter. Cook the crepes by pouring batter into the pan. Once you see bubbles on the surface, you know the pancake is ready to flip (don’t flip it before this point). Cook the other side, then remove the pancake and set it aside. Continue until the batter is used up.

Stack the crepes on top of each other, spreading a layer of cream between each. Once all the crepes are used, use the cream to spread over and around the crepe stack. Decorate with more cream and fresh strawberries.

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How Long Does it Take to Make Strawberry Crepe Cake?

This Strawberry Crepe Cake comes together pretty quickly. The crepes will take about 30 seconds to cook on one side, and 15 seconds on the other. If you make between 20 and 30 crepes, you’ll have this dessert on the table in less than half an hour!

Tips

This is a slightly healthier dessert, as it does not contain that much sugar. Use plain whipped cream and omit the strawberry jello.

Even though the original name means thousand, there’s no need to make 1000 crepes for this recipe. But the more you make, the taller your dessert would be.

There are so many delicious fillings you can try with this recipe. For example, you can also spread Nutella between the different layers or add diced fruit.

There’s no reason why this recipe should be hard. To make it easier for yourself, use a non-stick pan! This will make it easy to flip the crepes, and they can slide off easily.

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Strawberry Crepe Cake Decoration Ideas

For chocolate: Stack the crepes between each other, with whipped cream in between. Top with a chocolate ganache. Make the ganache by melting 1 cup cream, 2 tbsp sugar, and 6 oz sugar. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

For tiramisù: Make a tiramisu filling by mixing 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder, 2 teaspoons warm water, 1 cup cream, 1 tablespoon rum, 1 cup mascarpone, ¼ cup cocoa powder, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. For the frosting, make whipped cream and 1 teaspoon of each rum and cocoa powder.

For mango: To make a mango filling and topping, mix together 1 mango (chopped), ½ cup cream, 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, and 1 tsp sugar.

How to Store Strawberry Crepe Cake

The crepes can be made ahead of time. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days (in an airtight container).

Instructions

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Whisk melted butter, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar until slightly pale.

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Separately whisk flour, salt, and baking powder.

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Combine dry and wet ingredients until smooth and thick batter forms. Gradually add milk, while still whisking.

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Pour some batter onto preheated and lightly oiled pan.

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Cook until golden on both sides.

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Let the crepes cool down then cut them to the same diameter.

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Layer crepes one over another, spreading a thin layer of whipped cream on top. Then cover the whole cake with cream completely.

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Make strawberry jello by whisking bloomed gelatin, jam, and pink food coloring with war cream. Let cool down slightly. Pour gelatin mixture over the cake and allow to set.

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Decorate with more cream and fresh strawberries.

Notes

If you’re looking for a shortcut, you can use store-bought pancake mix to make the pancakes.

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