The very first time I tried crepe cake was in Toronto’s st Lawrence market. I tried so many delicious things all at the same time that I forgot how the cake taste like. After I came back, I begin to make my own version of crepe cake. It is not hard or intimidating at all, but you surely need to be very patient with it.
With two mini cast iron skillet and a custom made crepe spread from my husband, I present you, tad dah, a matcha crepe cake! O(∩_∩)O~
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon matcha powder(or adjust the amount according to your own preference)
1 cup whole milk
1 large egg
2 teaspoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla exact (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
fresh strawberries for garnish
1 to 2 tablespoons matcha powder for garish
Whipped cream filling:
1 1/2 to 2 cups of heavy cream
1/2 to 2/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon gelatin powder
2 to 3 tablespoons water
In a large glass cup or bowl, add flour, salt and matcha powder.
Add egg, melted butter, vanilla extract and milk. Blend with a hand blender until the batter is smooth. If you don’t have a hand blender, a regular blender will work just fine.
Heat one or two mini cast iron skillet over medium low heat, spray them with a little bit vegetable oil and then wipe with paper towel.
My skillets measure 6.5 in diameter. I think it is the perfect size for a small crepe cake.
See how beautiful they are? That is the reason I love cast iron pans!
I make 29 crepes which means the crepe cake has 29 layers O(∩_∩)O~
Allow the crepes cool down to room temperature.
Meanwhile, I prepare whipped cream filling.
Sprinkle the gelatin powder over water in a bowl. Let it sit for a couple minutes and then microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds or until it completely melts. Cool until it is no longer too hot to touch.
With a hand mixer, beat the heavy cream in a medium bowl just until it begins to hold it shape. Gradually add the sugar in between.
Add the gelatin solution to the whipped cream. Whisk or fold until well combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Repeat the process until all the crepes are done
Sprinkle the top with matcha powder. Top with sliced strawberries.
Refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours before serving.
Matcha and strawberries make a great pair, not only in colors but also in flavors too! O(∩_∩)O~
Time to enjoy!