If there was something that I really loved as a kid when I was spending my summer at grandmother’s house, would probably be the time when I’d wake up in the morning and I could smell the freshly cooked crepes on the table next to a jar of strawberry jam and a cup of warm milk. How I miss these precious times!
The time when you wake up and you have nothing to worry or to plan for the day except your meals and the time when you go out and play with your friends. All day long! So 16 years later, I decided to have a Sunday off spent with my friends while cooking crepes, making cake out of them, while sipping on espresso martinis and enjoying the lazy day. Basically, an adult version of my great childhood memories. Well, it was one of those days when you know that you’ll never forget. And yes, the crepe cake was just perfect.
Ingredients (for 6 servings):
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 2 pinch of salt
- 2-3 cups of milk
- 3-4 drops vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- cooking spray
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 jar nutella
- 1 cup fruit preserves or 1 cup honey
- whipped cream (optional)
- fruit sorbet (optional)
In a blender, combine milk,eggs,flour,salt,vanilla extract,vegetable oil and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
In a crepe pan (regular large pan works great too) over medium heat, use cooking spray and coat the pan evenly. Pour a cup or less (depending on the pan) of the batter and spread with spatula. Cook until the crepe is golden underneath, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the crepe over and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover. Repeat to make about 18 crepes.
When all the crepes are done, cover with lid and leave them in the fridge for another 2 hours.
Choose a bigger plate where you gonna put the crepe cake. Spread Nutella evenly on the first crepe and add mixed berries by your choice. My first idea was wrapping individually every crepe in a shape of a cone. Then I decided to make a classic crepe cake. You can choose your own way but remember: if you wanna make the first option, you need a lot more than 18 crepes.
Repeat with the rest of the crepes and place them one over another. Switch between nutella crepe and a fruit preserves crepe. Mix strawberries,raspberries,banana and blueberries between crepes.
When you are done with the last one, spread nutella on top of the cake and arrange the rest of the fruits. Cover with lid and refrigerate for the night. Serve with a scoop of fruit sorbet or whipped cream.
And please, don’t forget to invite your friends and brew some coffee while enjoying this cake.