Thursday, January 1, 2015

Look, I Made a Nutella Crepe Cake! (And Here's the Recipe)

New Year's Day party plans were put on hold today because of a sick little one. Not one of mine. My godson, actually, so close enough. Luckily another friend stepped up and so there was a backup celebration. Now, New Year's Day I can do.

To celebrate New Year's Eve, we put the kids to bed early with no countdown whatsoever because they didn't give a fig, and then we settled in to watch The Interview. I did make it to midnight but just barely and then only because the mister and I were practicing French.

Not a euphemism, for the curious.

Anyway, the intimate impromptu substitute party was potluck at my suggestion. That meant after I got up with Bo at 6:30 a.m. I had to figure out what we were bringing. And it was a morning affair, so no time for shopping. To maximize the power of what we did have, I settled on a crepe cake with Nutella buttercream inside and an chocolate drizzle (which turned out ugly) on top.

Want to make one, too? Here's my super easy crepe cake recipe...

For the crepes, whisk together:
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or veggie oil
  • a splash of vanilla extract
Cook the crepes like so. I mean, you can absolutely go to the shops, buy a fancy crepe pan, and use that, but I use my regular old metal frying pan and the crepes always turn out lovely. Let the crepes cool completely. Even better if they're cold.

For the Nutella crepe cake filling, use a stand mixer to whip:
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • Powered sugar to taste
Layer the fluffy whipped filling with the crepes until your Nutella crepe cake is as tall as seems striking. Then chill it if you're not going to eat it right that second. You can frost the top or trim it and frost the sides, too, so whoever cuts into it will get a nice surprise.

Because if a three layer cake is good, a twenty layer cake is even better!

This cake is not something I'd make every day - cooking up the crepes took a while - but it was perfect in a pinch because I always have the ingredients on hand. And the Nutella filling was just salty enough to delight a sweet/salt lover like me. If you're a fan of the salted caramel trend, you should definitely give this a try!

Happy New Year!

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  1. Holy moly. It would kill me, but that looks AMAZING! (I hope your godson is feeling better, too.)

  2. He is, thanks! And should you ever find yourself in our neck of the woods, I'll figure out the allergen free version! I'm pretty good at that :)


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