Crepe Cake – Sugar Spun Run

With 40 particular person layers, this Crepe Cake appears to be like spectacular and complex, however is definitely easy to make. I exploit a whipped cream cheese filling and high all of it off with silky ganache. Recipe features a how-to video!

Crepe cake topped with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries.

Fancy, But Straightforward Crepe Cake

On the lookout for a singular cake? This crepe cake is a brilliant enjoyable and spectacular (however not too tough!) dessert. It’s equally fitted to birthdays as it’s brunches, and it’s at all times enjoyable to listen to “oohs” and “ahhs” as you chop the primary slice and reveal all the gorgeous layers!

In case you haven’t guessed already, this cake is made with paper-thin, evenly sweetened vanilla crepe layers (created from my crepe recipe). Between the crepes, we’ll unfold a silky whipped cream/cream cheese filling that’s simply as splendidly mild because the crepe layers themselves.

I prefer to high my crepe cake off with a silky chocolate ganache. When paired with the skinny crepes and lightweight filling, the feel and style is pure heaven. Including some sliced strawberries (or macerated strawberries!) on high is very beneficial too!

What You Want

This crepe cake makes use of simply 12 elements, most of that are doubtless already in your kitchen. Listed below are just a few price noting earlier than we dig in:

Overhead view of ingredients including eggs, vanilla, cream cheese, and more.
  • Unsalted butter. Make certain your butter is melted, however not scorching while you add it. I exploit unsalted butter, however in the event you solely have salted butter readily available, you possibly can cut back the salt within the batter to a heaping ¼ teaspoon.
  • Vanilla. When you have some do-it-yourself vanilla extract leftover from the vacations (it ought to be prepared proper about now!), be at liberty to make use of it right here.
  • Heavy cream. Double cream or whipping cream may even work. We’ll use this within the whipped cream filling and the ganache.
  • Cream cheese. Use full-fat, brick-style cream cheese. The rest might make your filling too runny.
  • Semisweet chocolate. You may both chop up a baking bar or use couverture chocolate chips. I don’t advocate common chocolate chips. For a darker chocolate, merely substitute darkish chocolate as a substitute.

SAM’S TIP: You’ll find yourself with just a few additional crepes from this batter, and that’s okay! Typically the primary few crepes tear or simply aren’t as fairly, so you possibly can simply set these apart for snacking.

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the elements I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the put up!

Find out how to Make a Crepe Cake

Crepe Layers 

Collage of four photos showing crepe batter being prepared and cooked.
  1. Mix all the crepe elements till included, then cowl and chill for no less than half-hour.
  2. Take away the batter from the fridge, stir it, and evenly grease a pan over medium warmth.
  3. Pour a scant ⅓ cup of batter into your ready pan and cook dinner till the crepe appears to be like dry and the sides are set.
  4. Flip and cook dinner on the opposite aspect till evenly golden, then take away to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Collage of four photos showing whipped cream being combined with cream cheese to create a frosting.
  1. Mix the cream and half the sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whip till the cream reaches stiff peaks, then put aside.
  3. Beat the cream cheese, remaining sugar, vanilla, and salt till easy.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese combination till absolutely incorprorated.

SAM’S TIP: I whip my cream first so I can simply use the identical beaters when beating the cream cheese. If you’re nervous about whipping your cream to stiff peaks, try my do-it-yourself whipped cream put up for many ideas!


Collage of four photos showing crepe cake being assembled.
  1. Unfold about 3 tablespoons of filling onto your first crepe and easy into one skinny, even layer.
  2. Add one other crepe on high, then repeat till you’ve used your entire filling.
  3. Put together the ganache by pouring scorching cream over the chocolate, protecting with foil, and letting sit for five minutes. Whisk the ganache till easy and let cool till barely thickened.
  4. Unfold or pour the ganache over the cake and place within the fridge till set.

SAM’S TIP: If you happen to’d prefer to expedite the method, you possibly can at all times make the crepes upfront. Merely retailer them within the fridge in an hermetic container till able to assemble (however now not than 2 days). The crepe batter itself will also be made upfront and saved within the fridge.

Head on view of a cross section of cake made from stacked crepe layers and whipped cream cheese filling.

Incessantly Requested Questions

How lengthy can crepe cake final?

The assembled cake doesn’t preserve nicely over many days, because the crepes take in the cream because it sits. Due to this, I like to recommend having fun with your crepe cake the day it’s made.

Why are my crepes powerful?

This may occur from both not resting the batter lengthy sufficient or overcooking. It’s essential to let the higher relaxation so the gluten has time to chill out. As soon as cooking, make sure you regulate your warmth (it ought to be on the decrease finish of medium) and don’t let your crepes get too brown. In case your crepes are browning an excessive amount of, decrease the warmth a bit.

Slices of crepe cake topped with chocolate ganache on white plates.

I can’t wait to see how fairly your desserts prove!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! If you happen to do that recipe, make sure you tag me on Instagram, and you may also discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Crepe cake topped with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries.

Crepe Cake

With 20 particular person layers, this crepe cake appears to be like spectacular, however is definitely easy to make. I exploit a whipped cream cheese filling and high all of it off with silky ganache. Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Cake, Dessert

Delicacies: French

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 1 hour

Complete Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings: 16 servings

Energy: 291kcal

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Crepe Layers

  • Pour all crepe elements (excluding cooking oil) into blender. Mix for 10 seconds. Scrape sides of blender with spatula to make sure elements are nicely included, then mix once more for five seconds.

    2 cups (473 ml) entire milk, ½ cup (118 ml) water, 4 massive eggs, ¼ cup (57 g) unsalted butter, 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour, 2 Tablespoons (25 g) granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon salt

  • Fastidiously take away blade, cowl blender, and refrigerate for no less than half-hour or in a single day earlier than getting ready crepes.

  • When able to cook dinner, take away crepe batter from fridge and briefly stir.

  • Brush an 8” skillet evenly with cooking oil or melted butter. Warmth over medium warmth till you possibly can really feel the warmth radiating from the pan in the event you hover your hand a number of inches above the skillet.

    Cooking oil or melted butter

  • Pour a bit lower than ⅓ cup of batter into the pan, tilting and swirling the pan so the batter kinds an 8” circle. Cook dinner till edges seem set and crepe begins to seem dry, flip (cooked aspect ought to be starting to show evenly gold) and cook dinner till evenly golden. Take away to a cooling rack to chill and repeat till you’ve used your entire crepe batter. Notice: You solely want 20 crepes to make this crepe cake, you’ll have just a few extras with this recipe, which is sweet insurance coverage since typically they tear and the primary crepe or so might come out a bit wonky.

  • Enable crepes to chill earlier than stacking and assembling cake.

Crepe cake Filling

  • Mix heavy cream and about half of the powdered sugar in a big mixing bowl. Use an electrical mixer to beat to stiff, fluffy peaks.

    1 ⅔ cups (400 ml) heavy cream, ¾ cups (93 g) powdered sugar

  • In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese, remaining powdered sugar, vanilla and salt and stir till easy and creamy.

    8 oz (226 g) full-fat cream cheese, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • Add whipped cream to the cream cheese combination and use a spatula to softly fold collectively till uniform. Put aside.


  • Notice that you just solely want 20 crepes to assemble your crepe cake. Place one crepe on a serving platter then portion a big spoonful (about 3 Tablespoons) of filling over the crepe. Use an offset spatula to unfold evenly over the crepe.

  • Prime along with your subsequent crepe, then repeat till you’ve used 20 crepes and all of your filling (when you’ve got any filling left over, be at liberty to make use of your additional crepes and make your cake taller!


  • Place chocolate in a small heatproof bowl.

    3 oz (85 g) chocolate

  • Place cream in a small saucepan and warmth till steaming.

    6 Tablespoons (88 ml) heavy cream

  • Pour cream evenly over chocolate, cowl with foil, and let sit for five minutes.

  • Take away foil and whisk till easy.

  • Let chocolate cool till barely thickened, then take away crepe cake from fridge and pour/unfold evenly over crepe cake. Return to fridge and let chocolate set earlier than reducing and serving If desired, high with contemporary strawberries.

    Strawberries for garnish

  • Preserve cake refrigerated in an hermetic container till able to serve.


Find out how to make and not using a meals processor

To make crepe batter and not using a blender, sift or whisk collectively the flour, sugar, and salt. Create a nicely within the middle and add eggs, half of the milk, and vanilla and whisk till easy. Add remaining milk, water, and melted butter and whisk till well-combined. Cowl and refrigerate for no less than half-hour to stop tearing whereas cooking.


Retailer in an hermetic container for as much as 2 days, notice that cake tastes greatest when loved inside 24 hours of preparation. You could make the crepes as much as 2 days upfront of meeting, simply permit to chill then stack and retailer in an hermetic container within the fridge.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fats: 18g | Saturated Fats: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 5g | Trans Fats: 0.1g | Ldl cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 652IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and ought to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will fluctuate primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.