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Step-by-Step Breakfast Crepe Cake

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
My mom is one of the most selfless people I know. She’s never liked Mother’s Day…I think it’s because it’s a holiday celebrating her and she’s not one to dance around on front and center stage. Nope, she’s the stage director who’s running around behind-the-scenes making sure everything is running smoothly while still managing to look calm and collected.

My mom is a superhero.

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
I’m sure most of you can relate. Moms just have that thing about them. They know stuff. It’s like they are gifted a sixth sense when they give birth – the ability to love, teach, nurture, comfort, forgive, read minds, find lost keys and get any stain out of any piece of clothing.

Moms are great.

So, here’s a recipe for the MOMS out there. Actually, no. This one’s for the DADS to make for the moms, because Mother’s Day is coming up in dos days, which means breakfast in bed for your wives, men. Don’t let her down. She deserves it, and you know it.

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
You have no excuses. We’ve broken down this Step-by-Step Breakfast Crepe Cake to a level of simplicity that even your 5-year-old can handle. We mean that literally. Get the 5-year-old measuring flour while the 7-year-old beats the eggs. It’s like an extra present to your wife. You distract the kids AND make the meal. (We know in reality most people reading this blog are the moms of the family. There is absolutely NO SHAME in sending this link to your husband along with a grocery list 😉 )

So, here is goes. Step-by-Step Breakfast Crepes for your lovely wife:

STEP 1: Get out a large bowl. Add the flour, salt and sugar. (Measure the flour by scraping off the top of your measuring cup with a knife to get exact). Add the eggs, milk, water and vanilla extract and mix until there are no clumps.

STEP 2: Melt a bit of butter in the bottom of a medium-sized pan. Make the crepes by adding about 1/3 cup batter to the pan, cooking for 2-3 minutes then carefully flipping over. Cook another 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat until all batter is gone, buttering the pan between every few crepes if needed so they don’t stick.

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
STEP 3: Make the filling. Mix the zest of two lemons into the ricotta cheese. (For any kitchen-illiterate hubbys out there, the zest is the “skin” of the lemon). Divide the ricotta in half and place in two separate bowls. Add 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar to one bowl and mix well. Add raspberry jam and 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar to the other bowl and mix well.

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
STEP 4: Assemble the cake. Place one crepe on a large plate or platter. Spread the lemon ricotta cheese onto the crepe until it covers the entire thing. Layer another crepe on top and spread the raspberry ricotta onto it. Continue layering crepes and spreading ricotta until all crepes are gone.

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
STEP 5: Decorate! Once all the crepes are layered, spoon any extra ricotta on top. Add fresh berries and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
STEP 6: Deliver and clean. Put the crepe cake on a beautiful tray with that sweet handwritten card and those fresh flowers you bought (you did remember to buy those, right? 😉 ) and deliver it to your wife. The kids will want to carry the tray and the cake may slide off and onto the floor, so be prepared with a mop and a back-up plan.

Anyone feelin Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

Step-by-step Breakfast Crepe Cake - a simple breakdown of how to make a perfect breakfast crepe cake! Raspberry and lemon ricotta between layers of crepes!
Your wife will just be happy to get an extra hour of sleep.

Step-by-Step Breakfast Crepe Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 crepe cake (serves 6-8)

Ingredients

    Crepes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Butter for greasing pan
  • Filling
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam

Instructions

    Make the crepes
  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, milk, water and vanilla extract and mix until there are no clumps.
  3. Melt a bit of butter in a medium-sized pan. Make the crepes by adding about 1/3 cup batter to the pan and cooking for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  4. Repeat until all batter is gone, buttering the pan between every few crepes if needed so they don't stick.
  5. Make the filling.
  6. Mix the zest of two lemons into the ricotta cheese. Divide the ricotta in half and place in two separate bowls.
  7. Add 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar to one bowl and mix well.
  8. Add raspberry jam and 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar to the other bowl and mix well.
  9. Assemble
  10. Place one crepe on a large plate or platter. Spread the lemon ricotta cheese onto the crepe until it covers the entire thing.
  11. Layer another crepe on top and spread the raspberry ricotta onto it. Continue layering crepes and spreading ricotta until all crepes are gone.
  12. Once all the crepes are layered, spoon any extra ricotta on top. Add fresh berries and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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