Memorial Day party plans were put on hold this year because of a sick little one. Not one of mine. My godson, actually, so close enough. Luckily another friend stepped up and so there was a backup celebration. Now, Memorial Day Wednesday (two weeks later) I can do.
The intimate impromptu substitute party was potluck at my suggestion. That meant after I got up with Bo at 6:30 a.m. I had to figure out what we were bringing. And it was a morning affair, so no time for shopping. To maximize the power of what we did have, I settled on a crepe cake with Nutella buttercream inside and an chocolate drizzle (which turned out ugly, so never again) on top.
Need to make a treat that goes together easy but looks fancy? My Nutella crepe cake recipe has you covered!
For the crepes, whisk together:
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 2 and 1/2 cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or veggie oil
- a splash of vanilla extract
Cook the crepes like so. I mean, you can absolutely go to the shops, buy a fancy crepe pan, and use that, but I use my regular old metal frying pan and the crepes always turn out lovely. Let the crepes cool completely. Even better if they’re cold.
For the Nutella crepe cake filling, use a stand mixer to whip:
- 1 stick salted butter
- 3/4 cup Nutella
- Powered sugar to taste
Layer the fluffy whipped filling with the crepes until your Nutella crepe cake is as tall as seems striking. Then chill it if you’re not going to eat it right that second. You can frost the top or trim it and frost the sides, too, so whoever cuts into it will get a nice surprise.
Because if a three layer cake is good, a twenty layer cake is even better!
Now while a Nutella crepe cake is not something I’d make every day – mostly because cooking up the crepes took a while – but it was perfect in a pinch because I always have the ingredients on hand. And the Nutella filling was just salty enough to delight a sweet/salt lover like me. If you’re a fan of the salted caramel trend, you should definitely give this a try!