1000 Layer Crepe Cake w Choc Fudge sauce, Ferrero Crumb and Espresso Creme 19
June 24, 2012
This years birthday was a CRACKER!
I had an AMAZING day and night surrounded by my 3 Phavourite things, Phamily, Phriends and Phood!
Birthday cakes are VERY important to me, so whenever it’s my birthday (or the birthday of one of my nearest and dearest) I try to make sure that the cake is 1) delicious 2) memorable and 3) unique / custom-designed to the person’s taste.
Seeings as I would throw myself in front of a bus to save the life of a dear little F.Rocher chocolate, this layered crepe, fudge, Ferrero creation seemed like the perfect cake to make myself this year. Although from appearance this cake seems as though it would be difficult to make, I can assure you it most certainly is NOT. Time consuming, yes sir, but hard, *shakes head*, nup.
In summary, I made a zillion crepes (actually used my pancake recipe* but just made thinnnnn pancakes, sooooo – it’s a PANCAKE batter with just a little thicker than a CREPE depth, so I’m calling them crepes – there were about 48 I think!) I then made a chocolate ganache, I blitzed Ferreros to make the crumb (not too blitzed as I wanted to retain some level of “crunch”) and I made an Espresso creme (simply by whipping cream and adding a shot of espresso to the mix….very slowly to get the perfect coffee taste whilst ensuring not to ‘flatten’ the cream.)
To assemble I layered crepe, ganache, crumb until I used my 48th crepe. The cake was served with extra ganache, crumb and creme on the side.
*(Pancake recipe: 1 cup self raising flour, 1 cup milk, 1 egg – whisked together – rest for 20 min – makes 12 “crepes”)
I will keep my run through very simple and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me via comments below!
1) Make Ganache by melting chocolate and cream – see here for more details.
2) Blitz Ferrero’s and get everything lined up ready to start the layering!
3) Start layering!
4) Ready to serve – get Creme and extra heated Ganache ready…. and light the birthday candle!
We all ate from the one piece! About 3 of 4 crepe triangles was rich enough per person!
So as you can see…. there was plenty left for the days that followed!