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Crepe Cake With Dulce De Leche & Ricotta - Recipe


How do you turn a breakfast into a dessert using basically the same ingredients? Easily…all you need if you have multiple Crepes with their fillings.

When you’re making Crepes for breakfast nobody ever just makes ones anyway, and instead of filling each individual crepe if you stack them and add a filling between each layer.

And they can be layered with all sorts of amazing things like jam, lemon curd, Nutella, cream, or in this case Dulce De Leche & Ricotta.

Dulce De Leche is a creamy caramel sauce that's traditionally made by simmering a pot of milk and sugar, stirring as you go, for many hours. You could do that, or you could do what is by far the easiest way to make it: simmer a closed can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water for much less time.



For approximately 8 servings


4 Large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Cups of all purpose flour
1/4 Tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Finely grated zest from 1 orange (or lemon if preferred)
1 Cup water
75g Butter

3/4 Cup firm dulce de leche (or Nutella, or jam..)

3/4 Cup ricotta (or mascarpone)
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
Finely grated zest from 1/2 orange (or lemon if preferred)

Fresh berries
Powdered sugar


1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, salt, sugar and orange zest. Stir until mixture is lump free. Stir in the water and leave the batter to thicken in room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. After 30 minutes, melt the butter and stir into the batter.
3. Use a small frying pan (mine is about 6 inches/15 cm) to fry very thin pancakes in some butter or oil. To make the pancakes easier to separate, put a small piece of parchment or wax paper between each pancake that comes out of the frying pan (if you're stacking them).
4. Leave pancakes to cool completely.

1. Mix ricotta or mascarpone with powdered sugar and orange zest.

1. Put the first pancake on a serving platter or cake stand. Spread a thin layer of dulce de leche (jam or Nutella..) on top of it.
2. Using a separate plate for spreading the filling on the pancakes is a very good idea (this prevents the filling from pushing out the sides as you go). Take the next pancake and put it on the plate, spread some ricotta mixture on it, and then put it on the first layer. Keep doing this until you've used up all pancakes.
3. Top with fresh berries and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top right before serving.

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