Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Crepe Cake

Today is my 9 year vegan anniversary! So today I post a cake! However, I will not be eating cake today. I am once again trying to go without processed sugars for about a month and a half.

This cake was inspired by a photo/recipe in Martha Stewart a few years ago for a chocolate crepe cake.
I just my regular crepe recipe with a bit of cocoa added. I used a cashew cream between layers until I ran out so I used a blueberry filling.

Simple Breakfast Crepes:
1 3/4 Cups Flour
1 1/4 Cups Liquid (apple juice, water, soy milk...)
4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 1/2 Cups Soy(/Rice/Oat/Nut) Milk
4 Tablespoons Oil
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt

Mix all together until the bumps and lumps are gone.
Ladle a small amount into a warm frying pan, or use an electric crepe maker. Pick up the pan and rotate until the batter doesn't spread anymore and let cook on one side until the other side is done.

To make the cake, keep layering crepe with the filling of your choice until it's as tall as you want, or you run out of crepes.

This was a very intensive process! And unfortunately, I wasn't able to get my cashew cream thick/strong enough to support so many crepes. None of that matters when you taste it though - it was great, but something I'd rather have someone else make for me.


Ash said...

Happy Veganiversary! That crepe cake is stunning, I've never made an attempt at crepes before, perhaps I my first try will be in cake form.

Anonymous said...

Happy Vegan Anniversary!!
That crepe cake is such a neat idea. It must've taken a while to make though. I hope everyone enjoys it (minus yourself). =)

Veghead said...

happy veganniversary! that crepe cake looks totally awesome.

i might have to make some ;)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That sounds SOOO good! Happy Vegiversary!

Jody from VegChic said...

Congrats on 9 years! That's awesome, I'm coming up on my 2 year vegan, but 7 year veg versary.

The crepe cake is a super creative idea and sounds mighty tasty!

Melody Polakow said...

OMG, that is an amazing cake! I will have to try that sometime..

Happy Veganiversary! Imagine how many animals you've saved in that time!

I loved your brussels in the last post.

B.A.D. said...

Happy Veganiversary webly!
That cake looks amazing!
Well done.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I am so curious about the texture of this cake! with an exclamation point! Happy anniversary webly~

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, 9 years?!?! happy veganniversary, indeed!!! I still have a month before I make it to just my FIRST veganniversary, haha.

even though it was an "intense process," trying to make that crepe cake, you sure made it look easy; and incredibly elegant!!

Anonymous said...

Happy (very late) veganversary! That cake looks SO delicious...it is great to see you posting again!


Cakespy said...

Oh my god, a combination of two of the best things on earth!?

Vegan_Noodle said...

Nine years, that's awesome!! And that crepe cake is super fancy and beautiful.

Judy said...
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Judy said...

Happy Anniversary!

I have made this cake before too, and it was the most stunning thing I have ever made. And so totally delicious too.

Emilie said...

whoa!!! cool. too cool for words, actually.

Seitan Said Dance said...

Happy (belated) veganiversary! I'm thinking about making this cake too. What recipe did you use for the cashew cream, if you don't mind my asking? Thanks!

Webly said...

Seitan - I just made up the cashew creme like I normally do - soaked cashews, soy/rice milk and a touch a powdered sugar. I blend it in the food processor adding more as needed to get the right consistancy