Impress your guests with this stunning and delicious Strawberry Crepe Cake! This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through creating layers of delicate crepes, fresh whipped cream and juicy strawberries. Perfect for any occasion, this dessert is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Layered Mille Strawberry crepe cake: A Beautiful Layered Dessert
Crepe cake, Mille crepe cake, whatever you know it as, this beautiful layered dessert will have your guests ooh-ing and aah-ing. What is it about layered desserts that just makes your heart flutter?
I think part of the reason is that we think layered cakes are a lot of work, or that they are hard to make. I wish I could tell you that this cake comes together in a snap, but, well, you gotta make all those crepe layers. That being said, this strawberry crepe cake is easy to make and totally doable!
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Most crepe cakes I see around just have some sort of cream in the middle, but I wanted to make this one extra special. My husband loves strawberries, so I thinly thinly sliced fresh strawberries and added them to every layer!
A great way to thinly and uniformly slice your strawberries is to use a mandolin. Check out the video below to see how I did it. I got mine at the 100 yen (dollar) shop in Japan, but I’m pretty sure you can find them for cheap online too.
By the way, what is it about crepes and ruining the first one? As in, whenever I make crepes, crepe cakes, anything crepe-y, my first one always goes straight into the trash. It just never turns out right! For this strawberry crepe cake recipe, there’s room for some mistakes. I tossed my first layer, and then ditched a couple others that weren’t round enough. Look how tall it is still!
One of the keys is having a really good non-stick skillet. High quality kitchenware really does make a big difference. That said, if it’s missing a few layers, it’ll still look great, so don’t stress too much!
Another thing? Don’t stress if your crepe isn’t a perfect circle. In the video below, you’ll see that some of my layers were a little wonky, but I think it adds to the ruffle-y look that gives a lot of character to the finished cake. Really, it’s rather forgiving, so give it a shot!
I hope you’ll like this strawberry crepe cake! Watch the video below for a quick tutorial, and check out some of my other dessert recipes.
Strawberry Crepe Cake
- 2 eggs
- 400 ml milk
- 2 T granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 2 T butter melted
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 T granulated sugar
- 1 lb strawberries
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Prepare The Batter
- Heat the milk until just warm. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and add about 1/3 of the milk. Whisk to combine. Add the flour in 1/3-1/2 at a time, whisking to fully incorporate.2 eggs,2 T granulated sugar,1 cup all-purpose flour,1/2 t baking powder,400 ml milk
- When batter is mostly smooth, add the rest of the milk, and mix. Add the melted butter and vanilla, and whisk to combine.2 T butter,1/2 t vanilla extract
- Strain the batter through a mesh sieve into another bowl, to remove lumps. Allow to set in fridge for about half an hour.
Prepare The Filling
- Slice the strawberries as thin and evenly as you can, or use a mandolin to slice them. You may want to leave a few strawberries, for garnish, as you may not need the entire pound for the layers (depending on how many layers you make).1 lb strawberries
- Whip the cream with the sugar until medium stiff peaks form.1 cup whipping cream,2 T granulated sugar
cooking the crepes
- Heat a nonstick skillet to medium heat. Pour about 3T of batter and swirl around until you have a thin circle.
- Wait a minute or two until you are able to flip. When cooked through, remove from pan and place on a plate.
- Have a couple of plates out, so you don't stack the hot crepes right on top of each other. Once they are cooled a bit, you can layer them. Repeat with remaining batter.
assemble the cake
- To assemble: On the first crepe, spread a thin layer of whipped cream and a layer of strawberries. Place another crepe on top and repeat until you get to the final layer.
- Before setting the final crepe on top, cover the last strawberries with another thin layer of whipped cream. This is to keep the strawberries from showing through the top layer.
- Garnish cake with whipped cream and strawberries, if desired.
50 thoughts on “Strawberry Crepe Cake: A stunning and Irresistible Dessert”
Oh i wanted to give 4.5 stars . The crepe cake was quite oily but very nice indeed. Just made it today, Tastes amazing!:):)
Hello I followed the recipe but the cream in the layers was mostly absorbed by the crepes when chilled for about 6hrs any idea why? Thanks
Maybe it has to do with how much you put between the layers? You could also try using stabilized whipped cream (adding some gelatin) between the layers to firm it up!
Thank you, a great crepe recipe. Had no problems in regards to sticking to the pan which was amazing. Really soft and light a great change to the usual cake 🙂
I made this for a practical and it turned out stunning and it tastes magnificent – strawberries and cream is a classic. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to give this form of crepes a go, this is the recipe to do it with
Tried it out!!! Really nice however would recommend keeping a wet cloth beside the fire to cool down the pan once in a whilr as when the pan gets too hot the batter would not spread as nicely!! Also towards the last few batches of batter you can try adding a table spoon of milk to water it a bit down as the flour and stuff would sink down
Great tips, thanks!
Do you chill the crepes in the fridge for a couple of hours before you add on the whipped cream or after??
As long as the crepes aren’t warm anymore, you can add the whipped cream and then chill the finished product to set!
SOOOO GOOODDDD DEFINITELY WILL MAKE AGAIN!! I filled mine with strawberries and bananas and drizzled some Nutella and omg absolutely amazing crepe cake recipe! I also used plain homemade whipped cream and it was greattt! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂
This was delicious! I halved the recipe and made the crepes in a mini pan, using 1 Tbsp of batter per crepe. I also halved the amount of whipped cream, but I think I could have used more. Thank you for this recipe!
Glad you liked it, thanks for the comment!
Hello! Sorry for my quedtion, but how much is a Cup?
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Hi I was wondering if iced whipped topping will serve as the regular whipped cream?
Hi Glory, I’m not sure what that is. Do you mean a topping like cool whip? As long as it sets up hard enough, it should work. Sorry, I’ve never tried it with that before!
This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to make it! Can I use almond flour instead of regular flour?
Hey Melissa, I think it would definitely change the texture of it if you use almond flour 🙁
i tried the recipe and it turned out great!! but i think you can lessen the butter to 1-1.5T.. crepe was a little bit too oily 😡
Hi Zeph, thanks for trying it out! Sorry that you found it too oily :(. If you try it with less butter, I’d love to hear how it turns out!
May I know how long it takes to whip the whipping cream to medium stiff peaks form?
Can the canned whipping cream be used?
Hi Chua, that really can depend on the temperature of the cream, the speed you are whipping it at, and even the brand/type of cream!
You could try the canned whipped cream… I haven’t used that much so I’m not really sure how different it is from the fresh stuff.
How many crepes would this recipe make?
Hi Nisani, it depends on the exact size you make them, but I usually get around fifteen usable ones! I always mess up a few 🙂
Just made this today and it was so easy and yummy! I added some orange zest to my whipped cream for a little bit of pizazz. Thanks for a great and easy to follow recipe! I’ve made plenty of crepes before, but your recipe has the best instructions for mixing the batter to prevent lumps. I’ll be following this recipe for my crepes in the future!
So glad you liked it! The orange zest sounds like a perfect addition!
Ruining the first crepe is and has always been the Italian way ?? but everyone after is mucho magnifico! This looks divine!!! Thank you for the recipe!
Ha, I bet it’s the same with anyone!! There’s just something about that first crepe!
so italian here!
with pancakes and waffles too :p
Do u have any ideas of how to make the crepes crispy when served?
These crepes are meant to be more of a chewy “mochi-like” texture, so I don’t think you’ll have much luck getting them crispy. Even if you did get them to be that way, the cream in between the layers will probably keep it from staying crispy after you refrigerate it :/. Sorry!
Hi may i know how much i 1lb of strawberries in cups or either in kg.
Hey Jasmine, one pound of strawberries is a little under 1/2 a kilo or just over 2.5 cups!
Any tips for cutting and serving it?
If you let it sit in the fridge for a few hours, it should set up enough that you can cut it with a sharp knife!
Have you ever tried covering a cake like this with white choc late as an icing ? Wondering if it would make it too sweet or just give a nice little finishing touch.
Hi Mandy! Do you mean just put a thin layer on the top crepe? You wouldn’t be able to cover the sides because it’s so… layery. Sorry, can’t think of a better word to describe it! I personally haven’t tried it. This recipe isn’t overly sweet, but if you are going to make it sweeter by adding a fair amount of white chocolate, you could try reducing the sugar in the whipping cream by just a smidge.
Hi, do you think it’s possible if I use vegan milk like oats milk instead of normal cow milk?
I can’t say for sure, as I haven’t tried it, but I would think it would be fine.
Hi! What does T stand for in the recipe (2T sugar and 2T butter)?
T is tablespoon t is teaspoon 🙂
How do I store this cake?
It’s best to store it in the fridge for a few hours to firm it up. I would just cover it with plastic wrap before doing any decorations on the top, and then decorate the top before serving!
I was wondering what type of whipping cream do you use?
Hi Vivian, I just use whatever regular pasteurized whipping cream my grocery store carries. I try to avoid ultra pasteurized. I usually get the A&E brand. Hope that helps!
What size is d crepes.
Hi Amy, I make mine about 8 inches in diameter, but you can make yours bigger or smaller. If you make them bigger, your cake won’t be AS tall, but you should still have plenty of layers.
Strawberry is my favourite fruite & cake is the thing I love most. This cake is my most favourite cake . Thanks for sharing this.
hi! can i use any type of milk like low-fat / skimmed milk ?
You should be able to use whatever milk you’d like!