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Be Mine Crepe Cake

My dear hubbie made this cake for me a couple of years ago, and won my heart all over again! He reports it’s a pretty simple recipe as long as you follow each step, and I report that the results were absolutely delicious!

Ingredients for crepes:

1 1⁄4 cups flour
1⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 eggs

1 1⁄2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1⁄4 teaspoon red gel food colouring 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Ingredients for filling:

8 ounces cream cheese 1⁄4 cup butter
1 1⁄2 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

1-2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Whisk together flour, sugar, salt and cocoa. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat eggs for 1 minute. Add milk, vanilla and food colouring. Beat for 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined – don’t overmix! Cover with plastic wrap, touching right on the surface, and let sit for 30 minutes. When ready to cook the crepes, stir in the vegetable oil.

Heat a 7-10 inch skillet over medium high heat. Pour 1⁄4 cup of batter and swirl to cover bottom of pan. When edges of crepe start to pull away (about 1 minute), flip with a spatula. Cook other side for 30 seconds and remove from pan. This should make approximately 20 crepes. Cool them completely.

Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter. Add icing sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth. To assemble the cake, spread 1 tablespoon filling on a crepe and place on a cake plate. Place another crepe on top and spread with another tablespoon of filling. Repeat until all crepes and filling are used. Top with fun Valentines sprinkles if desired.

 

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