Matcha Crepe Cake

Matcha mille crêpe cake (plus how to video)

  • serves 8
  • Easy

This matcha mille crêpe cake looks really impressive but is also easy to make. Create this beautiful green tea inspired cake using layers of crepes and custard cream and dust with some matcha powder to finish

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Ingredients

  • eggs 4 large
  • milk 675ml
  • butter 75g, melted, plus extra
  • plain flour 260g
  • caster sugar 75g
  • matcha green tea powder 2 tbsp, plus extra

FILLING

  • gelatine 1 1/2 sheets
  • fresh custard 150ml
  • double cream 450ml
  • vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp
  • icing sugar 1 1/2 tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Beat together the eggs, milk and butter. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk in the wet to make a batter, then rest the mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat a crêpe pan. Melt a little butter in the pan, then pour in a small ladle of batter and swirl to make a thin crêpe. Leave to set then flip and cook for another minute. Repeat until you have 15 crêpes. Stack them separated with baking paper and leave to cool completely, then choose a plate or bowl that is slightly smaller than the crêpe and use it as a guide to trim the cooled crêpes to perfect circles.

  • Step 3

    Put the gelatine in a bowl of cold water to soak. Gently heat the custard in a pan. Squeeze the water from the gelatine and stir into the custard. Pour into a bowl, through a sieve, then cool completely.

  • Step 4

    Start to whip the cream, vanilla and icing sugar. Once it begins to thicken, gradually whisk in the cooled custard. You want a smooth, thick and spreadable cream.

  • Step 5

    Put a crêpe on a plate then spread with a thin layer of cream. Repeat and stack until the cream and crêpes are used up, finishing with a layer of cream. Chill for 2 hours, then dust with matcha and cut into wedges.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 638
  • Fat 45g
  • Saturates 26.9g
  • Carbs 45.1g
  • Sugars 19.4g
  • Fibre 1.3g
  • Protein 12g
  • Salt 0.3g
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