Nutella Crepe Cake

This show stopping chocolate & hazelnut layered crepe cake would make the perfect centre piece on your table this Easter

Ingredients:
  • 450g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 6 medium free-range eggs
  • 750mls milk
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted & cooled
  • a little vegetable oil for frying
For the filling
  • 300mls double cream
  • 100g Nutella
  • To finish: 2 heaped tbsp Nutella & mini chocolate eggs

Follow these steps

  • Start by making the batter for the crepe layers. Mix together the flour and sugar in a large bowl and set to one side. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and cooled melted butter together. Gradually pour into the dry ingredients, whisking to remove any lumps, until you have a smooth batter. Set to one side to rest for 30 minutes.
  • When you're ready to make the crepes, place a frying pan or pancake pan on a medium heat and grease with a little vegetable oil, removing the excess with kitchen towel. Ladle a thin layer of batter into the pan, swirling it across the base and leaving to cook for around 1 minute until lightly browned on the underside.
  • Flip and cook on the remaining side for another 30 seconds then transfer to a clean tea towel. Repeat with the remaining batter, placing the crepes into short piles on the tea towel so they cool quickly. The batter should make around 20 to 25 crepes.
  • Once the crepes have cooled, pour the double cream and the Nutella into a bowl and whisk together to medium peaks. Taste and add a little extra chocolate spread if desired.
  • To assemble, place a crepe on a serving plate and top with a spoonful of the chocolate cream, smoothing out to the edges. Place another crepe on top and repeat until you have used up all the chocolate cream.
  • Cover the crepe cake in cling film and refrigerate for at least two hours until firm. Once ready to serve, warm the remaining Nutella in the microwave for around 30 seconds until runny then pour or drizzle over the cake, decorating the top with mini chocolate eggs.
  • Serves 12

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