Funfetti Crepe Cake

funfetti crepe cake

Well, here we are. 2 years into the blog! How is that even possible?! I asked you guys a few posts back what kind of recipe I should do to celebrate, and I had some fantastic suggestions. I wanted to post something I’ve never done before, so it was between this and cheesecake. I’m pretty happy with the crepe cake but I’m thinking a cheesecake better happen soon too!

Before I get into the crevices of the cake, I wanted to just stop momentarily and shout out a big THANK YOU to all of you. My readers, friends, family, and fellow bloggers. You guys make this blog of mine SO much more rewarding by providing me with never ending support and love! My life is so busy with my three littles, but somehow I manage to find time almost every day to work on the blog – it’s because I truly enjoy it. Thanks for following along. 

My plans for the upcoming year? I’m hoping to do some sort of food photography course, and maybe start updating a few of the older recipe photos I’m not as in love with. I’d love to tackle a video, but the idea of it is fairly daunting…and time consuming, which I’m short on. We shall see what 2019 brings!

And without further ado, let me introduce you to this sprinkled up crepe cake!

It couldn’t be easier to put together. The crepe recipe is your standard sweet crepe, and the filling is simple whipped cream, colored naturally with a touch of beet juice. Obviously, feel free to use food colouring of any colour, but if you’re interested in trying the beet juice (I promise, it’s flavourless), check out how I did it here.

If you have any magic tricks to making crepes in a pan, please let me know. It took me a few broken crepes to get the technique down, but what I found to work well was to remove the pan from the heat source with one hand, and use the other hand to quickly swirl the batter around, starting in the middle! Luckily, you can hide a few cracked or broken crepes in the middle of your crepe cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, and the sprinkles. Add the sprinkles immediately after you finish swirling around the batter, before it hardens. I would advise against adding the sprinkles into the batter before actually cooking the crepes, or the sprinkles will bleed!

The best part about a crepe cake, other than how EASY it is, is how pretty it looks when you cut into it! All of those layers!! It makes the whole thing look much more complicated than it is. A fun dessert for entertaining!

I think the only thing missing from this celebration cake is a spot of ice cream on the side. I think my no-churn mint ice cream would be just the ticket, but I’m also considering a no-churn funfetti ice cream in the near future. What do you think?
funfetti crepe cake

So tell me, which recipes do you like seeing the most? Sweets, savory, snacks? I have SO many ideas for things and it just feels like there isn’t enough time to make them all happen.

I’ve also been experimenting a bit with some keto-friendly recipes as well as some fun cocktails. I can’t wait to share them!

Happy blogiversary to me, and here’s to another year of puttin’ some Love in My Oven!

funfetti crepe cake

Funfetti Crepe Cake

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Funfetti Crepe Cake


  • Author: Katherine
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 60 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x

Description

This deliciously easy funfetti crepe cake is sprinkles of fun! Simple to put together and perfect for any celebration. The layers will wow your guests!


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Ingredients

Crepes

  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles (any kind)

Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (36%)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 23 tsp reserved beet juice OR 1-2 drops food coloring*

Instructions

  1. Place all of the crepe ingredients in a blender or food processor, in the order listed. Blend on high just until all ingredients are incorporated and there are no visible lumps. Cover and refrigerate the batter for at least 30 minutes (or up to one day in advance).
  2. When ready to make the crepes, remove the batter from the refrigerator. Heat a 9″ or 10″ skillet over medium heat, either spraying it with non-stick spray or adding a small dab of butter to melt. When the butter is melted, swirl it around to cover the pan. Working quickly, remove the pan from the heat with one hand, and in the other hand, using about 3 tbsp. or 1/4 cup of batter, empty the batter into the middle of the pan and swirl it around to thinly cover the entire surface. I promise, this’ll get easier the more you do it! Place the pan back on the heat source, and quickly scatter about 1 tsp of sprinkles all over the crepe. Cook the crepe until the edges are just golden, about 1 minute. Either with a quick flip of the wrist, or with a thin spatula, flip the crepe over and cook the other side for an additional 30 seconds or so. Flip the crepe onto a wire rack to cool and begin the next one. Do not stack them until they’re cooled!ย 
  3. When all of the crepes are cooked and completely cooled (the recipe makes about 15-20), stack the crepes and wrap them in plastic wrap, storing them in the refrigerator while you prepare the frosting.
  4. Prepare the frosting: I highly suggest keeping a metal bowl and whisk attachment to your mixer in the fridge for a few hours before preparing the whipped cream. When ready to make the frosting, pour the heavy whipping cream into the metal bowl, and whip on high until it begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, and food coloring (if using). Whip on high until stiff peaks begin to form. Store the frosting in the refrigerator before you begin assembling the cake.
  5. Assemble the cake: Place one crepe in the middle of a cake stand or large plate. Add about 2 tbsp. of the prepared frosting to the middle, and spread it around evenly*. Place another crepe on top, and repeat, until all of the crepes are added. Cover the top with the remaining frosting and decorate it! The more sprinkles the better! Keep the cake in the fridge until an hour or so before serving.

Leftovers should be kept in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, where they’ll keep for 2-3 days. Crepes can also be made in advance and frozen, wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 2 months. Thaw the crepes in the fridge overnight before assembling the cake.


Notes

  1. See how I colour my frostings with reserved beet juice in this recipe.
  2. You may find you want to add a bit more frosting on the edges as you go, to ensure the crepe cake maintains its shape
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32 Comments

  1. Happy 2nd Anniversary to your lovely blog! woohoo! Love this take on your cake, it’s beautiful and I want to join the party and dig in! ๐Ÿ™‚ I always love coming here to see what you’re creating and sharing, so keep up the good work Katherine!! You’re rockin’ it! xoxo Pinned!!

  2. Happy Blogiversary Katherine! I am so happy to be blogging buddies with you ๐Ÿ™‚ You are so brave taking on a crepe cake! I am impressed and think it is totally perfect for celebrating! I think your photos are beautiful and I love your blog! XOXO

  3. Oh my goodness what fun! Happy bloganiversary! I had to re-do so many posts I lost maybe 1 1/2 years of posts! They were awful. Keep blogging!

  4. Congrats on your two year anniversary Katherine! What a beautiful cake for a celebration too! So fun and I’m sure just as delicious!

  5. Yay for 2 years!! So glad you’re here, Katherine!

    And this cake looks like a party on a platter. Just pure fun! (I have to admit getting a funny visual in my head of you “getting into the crevices of the cake” lol!)

  6. Happy 2 year blog anniversary! What a fun way to celebrate. I’ve never had a crepe cake and this is just so beautiful! I took an online food photography course and it was very helpful…message me if you want to hear more!

  7. I โค๏ธ seeing and trying some of your recipes. You are just SO darn creative! How can it be 2 years already? This is a day of celebration!! I guess the saying โ€œTime flies when youโ€™re having funโ€ is true!! Well done Katieโฃ๏ธ

  8. What a pretty cake and hard to believe it is easy to make! Love the berries on top! Pinned! Happy 2nd blogiversary, Katherine! Your recipes are always so tasty, and so beautifully presented. Looking forward to seeing what more deliciousness you bring in the year ahead ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXO

  9. Happy two years! That’s so exciting! I’m so glad we’ve become friends and just wish we lived closer–we could tackle those videos together, because I’m totally intimidated by the process :). I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for your blog! And this cake looks totally fabulous, too!

  10. Happy anniversary dear and many more to come !

  11. Congrats on 2 years!! It goes fast doesn’t it? This crepe cake is a stunner and whipped cream frosting just makes it that much more special!! Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Congrats on 2 years Katherine! Where is the timing going?! My 2 years is just around the corner, and it’s unbelievable how quickly that time has gone by! This crepe cake looks so creative and delicious, and the most perfect way to celebrate! I can’t wait to see what other amazing recipes you have in store for us in year 3!

  13. These crepes are so pretty! It’s been awhile since I’ve had crepes but I LOVE them and think I need them back in my life ASAP. Happy blogiversary!

  14. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    Happy (belated) blogiversary! I wish you lots of fun with your blog and never ever any technical challenges (Cause they’re no fun, eh?) The main secret of good crepes is letting the batter rest in the fridge, as you did. I also believe a pan is a crucial thing. I’m good (most of the times haha) at making crepes, but I’ve been using my skillet for years, and switching to another pan means a disaster – it takes time to start feeling the pan and adjusting accordingly. So my advice: when you find a suitable pan/skillet, keep it. Personally, I even don’t allow to use the crepe skillet for anything else (except probably pancakes and toasts). And lastly, few broken crepes are absolutely acceptable (After all, how would you know you need to adjust the batter? By sampling the “broken” crepes.)I believe there’s even proverb saying something like that “First crepe is for the dog”. Since we don’t have the dog, the first crepe goes to me haha. Lovely crepe cake!

    • Haha, the “wish for no technical issues” might be the nicest wish yet. These are the most challenging of all challenges for me! I really like your advice of keeping your favorite crepe skillet solely for crepes. Now I just need to figure out which one is my favorite crepe skillet!! Thanks so much Ben, I’m glad you’ve been able to follow along!

  15. Congratualions Kathy!!! This crepe cake is the best way to celebrate. Wishing you many many years of success.

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