Here is the wheat grass, egg-y breakfast post I promised. Get ready for a ‘crepe’ load of pictures. 🙂
We love crepes around here. Especially Owen. He can eat half a batch of crepes all by himself. So it seemed fitting to make this crepe cake for Easter…
I saw the idea for a crepe cake in a magazine…sorry I can’t remember where. I don’t subscribe to any crafty magazines…I have to get my fill at the doctor’s office. 🙂
So, I googled crepe cakes and all sorts of lovely recipes popped up. One problem though…they just looked so complicated with a ton of ingredients I don’t usually have on hand. I am usually a simple recipe kind of gal so I experimented and came up with this instead.
A large stack of golden brown crepes with with a sweet lemon, cream cheese filling in between layers.
For the lemon cream cheese filling I took one softened brick of cream cheese, juice of half of a lemon, and about 1/2 c. of white sugar…
and whipped it up.
Then as crepes came hot off my pan I added a layer of the filling every 2-3 crepes.
Need a crepe recipe? I use one from America’s Test Kitchen, but this one looks pretty good too. My recipe yields 20 7-inch crepes in one batch. I did a double batch to give me about 40 crepes.
Once I was done I pulled out the wax paper that I laid under the first crepe and added my homemade strawberry syrup.
The strawberry syrup is a simple recipe of about 1 1/2 pints of chopped strawberries mixed with approximately 1 c. of sugar. Cover, leave in the fridge for half of a day, stir again, and it’s done.
A little less sugary, a little more healthy, simpler, and made of more wholesome ingredients than your typical corn syrup based pancake syrup. Plus…it is hands down much more delicious.
Add a little homemade whipped cream…and yum.
And I didn’t forget to use my wheat grass.
I cut some squares of wheat grass out and placed them in these ramekins with a trio of hard boiled eggs. We haven’t dyed any yet – yikes – but we have been eating plenty. 🙂
I have a bush that blooms yellow in the Spring, so I snipped some for our table…
…and for our entry way table. They haven’t entirely bloomed yet, but the warmth of the house forces the already forming buds to bloom early.
This is actually my second batch of branches. The first one shed it’s blossom and started growing leaves! Not very full ones, as the water doesn’t really provide much nourishment and it doesn’t get much sun, but it was fun to see.
So since we had this Easter breakfast earlier this week, I am thinking we might have my Creamy Yogurt Pancakes on Easter morning instead.
My husband disagrees. He wants me to make this again. I won’t lie. It is a bit more work than just pancakes so…we’ll see. Crepe cake sure is pretty though.
I think it looks even prettier cut…mmm…all those layers.
And it is pretty darn delicious.
The lemon and strawberry flavors make a perfect match.
In the crepe cake AND in this homemade strawberry lemonade.
My boys thought so too. Owen had almost two full slices by himself.
Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home says
Those look divine, and your pictures are always so lovely!
I love forsythia bushes! I told Dillon we are for sure planting some of those when we move!
Wow, those look delicious. My mouth was watering. I just need to build up the energy to takle them.
Your pictures are gorgeous! Really, really beautiful. And that looks so good- definitely a springy flavored treat, and it looks so much more doable than other crepe cakes I've seen. We have early church, so this might have to be breakfast on Saturday!
This looks DELICIOUS! I love it! Thanks for the great ideas. 🙂
Looks really yummy! I've been looking for another recipe to use all the strawberries that are on-sale this time of year! Thanks for the great idea!
Robert and Cassie says
That looks so delish, thanks for sharing 🙂 Love all your great ideas!
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Courtney Kearns says
Yum,I saw this on Martha Stewart except she used lemon curd for filling… delicious.
Mmm, I was looking for a dessert to make for an Easter dinner. Could I make this in the afternoon and then eat it in the evening? Maybe wait until right before to add the strawberry syrup? Or were the crepes warm?
house full of jays says
Yummy! This looks too wonderful! And you have such a bright and beautiful home!
Blake and Aubrei says
Looks delish! So fresh and colorful. Thanks Delia
That is divine and definitely a must make!
That’s a forsythia shrub. (sorry, horticulture nerd here!) 🙂 Gorgeous food!
J A C Q U E L I N E says
I grew up on Crepes! We had it as a breakfast food or snack…Never this amazing! wow! I must try it!!!
What a masterpiece of a cake. You truly have skill. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your crepe cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html
Martha (MM) says
How delicious and gorgeous photos! I’m having an Easter party over at Seaside Simplicity – hope you’ll stop over to link up. I’m a new follower. Happy Easter 🙂
Saw this on sweets for a saturday – your crepes cake looks delicious! I’ve been thinking about trying crepes, in general, but this looks awesome!
Thanks so much for coming by and linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. Happy Easter!
What a fun and indulgent way to eat one of my favorite breakfasts! I love this idea. I’ll be passing this on to my hubby since he is the Crepe master in our house 🙂
meg duerksen says
that looks so AMAZINGLY good!
[email protected] says
Oh, yum! That looks sooooo good!
I made something very similar yesterday for my friends after seeing this and was going to post it at my blog [email protected]
I am hoping to leave a link to yours because well, you were the inspiration, and yours looks so lovely.
oooo I'm drooling! I have to make this! I am hosting a linky party at my blog called A Themed Baker's Sunday! Where the theme is LEMONS!!! I would love it if you linked either this recipe or a different lemony deliciousness!! I'm uber excited to see what you have in store!!
It looks so good !!
Beautiful and delicious!
You're amazing! !!
You're amazing! !!
That looks scrumptious!! Can it be made the night before with strawberries added just before serving?
that crepe cake looks amazing! WOW. YUMMM!
Congrats! You were in the top 6!!! Glad you could come and join this week. Hope to see you this next week with our new theme: CHOCOLATE!
Josh, Deborah, Ashton and Amanda says
Josh and I stayed up one evening and made this for a late night dessert… It was FABULOUS! Ours didn't turn out quite as pretty, but it didn't last long on the plate anyway. It was gobbled up FAST!! Thanks for the yummy recipe.
The Daily Smash says
Oh man this looks amazing I am going to have to try it for sure. But I am worried I would eat it all lol. Do you know how it would taste with low fat or fat free cream cheese and splenda instead of sugar?
I made this today for Mother’s Day. It was fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and your beautiful pictures!
I made this today for Mother’s Day. It was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and beautiful pictures!
Congrats again! You were featured in A Themed Baker's Sunday Best of 2011!! There is a button you can pick up at my blog for being featured. Please come back this Sunday where the theme will be Citrus's! Looking forward to seeing you!
OMG!!!! Looks Amazing!!! Can’t wait till I make my gf make this for me!
Amy H says
These look amazing! I’m a fiend for crepes & strawberries, I made strawberry nutella crepes often as a special breakfast. Or sometimes dinner. I love this idea, I’ll likely be giving it a try.