Gingerbread Crepe Cake
Happy Christmas week and happy first day of Winter! It’s probably the busiest and craziest week of the year but thankfully, it’s one of the warmest. Family gatherings, friendship rekindling and lots of cozy, winter recipes floating around in the air. I find this saying is indeed true ‘the coldest time of the year is also the warmest’ as I wrap presents, plan my Christmas day menu and bake delicious treats like this gingerbread crepe cake.
As you get together with loved ones this year, remember to slow down and enjoy the moments. The moments that will be remembered for years to come.
And if you are a last minute kind of girl like me, and still looking for a gorgeous dessert to serve your family, try this gingerbread crepe cake. It’s stunning, simple to create and filled with warm spices of the season.
A crepe cake is a great way to turn a brunch favorite into dessert. This gingerbread version uses my basic crepe recipe and adds to it warm spices of ginger, cinnamon and cloves. The crepes are made as you would normally and layered with repeating layers of a caramel cream cheese filling and some more caramel sauce. It’s all wrapped in a rustic naked way with the filling for a simple, yet delicious dessert.
This is not only for this time of the year but will be great all winter long as we cozy up around the fire. So if your holiday menu is already decked out, save this recipe in your arsenal for winter dinner parties and gatherings.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays friends! Wishing you a safe and wonderful time with friends, family and loved ones.
Gingerbread Crepe Cake
- • 4 large eggs
- • 1 ½ cups milk
- • 1 cup water
- • 2 cups all-purpose flour
- • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
- • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- • 6 tablespoons melted butter
- • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- • 1/3 cup caramel sauce + more for stacking
- • 1 ½ cup heavy cream, cold
- • ½ cup powdered sugar
- • Crushed gingerbread cookies
In the pitcher of your KitchenAid® Torrent™ Blender, combine all the ingredients for the crepe. Blend on the “Soup” setting until very smooth. Pour the batter into a large bowl and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
Heat your KitchenAid® Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 12″ Nonstick Skillet over medium heat on your KitchenAid® 30-Inch 5-Element Electric Convection Slide-In Range. Pour a little less than 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan and spread evenly by swirling. Let cook for 30 seconds and then flip. Let cook for another 10 seconds. Place crepe flat on a cutting board to cool. Continue making crepes until all the batter is gone (~40 crepes). Let them cool completely. Using a 6-inch or 8-inch biscuit cutter, cut each crepe before stacking.
To make the filling: In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and caramel sauce until smooth. In another medium bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
To assemble: Place two or three crepes down on a plate. Add a dollop of the filling on top and spread out evenly to cover the whole crepe. Add another few crepes on top and repeat. Every few stacks, top the filling with a tablespoon of caramel sauce. Finish the cake with a rough coating of mousse filling around and on top of the cake. Top with crushed gingerbread cookies.
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Crepe cakes are so impressive and this holiday version really takes the cake- such a showstopper dessert and so delicate!
And so easy to make!! Thanks Medha!
This is one seriously gorgeous cake! I am most definitely a last minute girl, especially this year…just bought my first gifts today…eek! Happy holidays, Zainab!
Thank you Denise!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
I adore this! My best friend has been wanting to me to make a crepe cake for EVER and yours look so gorgeous. I love the gingerbread flavor and that amazing cream cheese frosting.
You should make it for her!!!
This is gorgeous!! Christmas dessert perfection.
What a mouth-watering gingerbread cake!
I love crepe cakes but have never tried them with this combination! Will definitely try this! <3
You will love the gingerbread 🙂
What a gorgeous and impressive dessert! Love the flavors!
This is gorgeous!! I have always wanted to make a crepe cake, but I have always been under the impression that it was hard to make! Love all the spices in here!
Oh it is so not hard. You need to give it a try.
Those layers are impeccable ! I must try this asap !
I hope you love it!
This really would make a stunning Christmas centre piece. I love it Zainab. Hope you three have a fab xmas and catch up in the New Year.
Thanks Bintu! Hope you have a great Christmas too!
Z, gorgeous gingerbread crepe cake!!!! Beautiful!!! and wishing you and the family a fabulous holiday!!!! talk soon!!!!!
Thanks Alice! Happy holidays too dear!
This cake is beautiful! Plus, any cake that can be disguised as breakfast is right up my alley.
Thanks Natasha! Merry Christmas!
That cake looks seriously amazing! Have a wonderful Christmas!
This is such a gorgeous impressive dessert! It would make any day brighter, but especially Christmas. Merry Christmas, Zainab!
prettiest (and most festive!) crepe cake evahhh!
Wow how did I miss this bad boy? I’ve never had a crepe cake actually and I think I need to fix that.