Matcha Crepe Cake Recipe

If you don’t like to make a cake by using different fancy equipment, then you should choose a matcha crepe cake recipe. Don’t familiar with Matcha crepe cake? This cake is made with a thin layer of crepes. It is an easy cake recipe without an oven.  

What is Matcha? It is a traditional Japanese green tea powder. When green tea converts into a fine powder that is called Matcha powder. It has different health benefits.

However, what is crepe cake? Crepe cake is made out of many layers of crepes, and each layer of the crepe is separated by a different flavor cream filling. 

Matcha crepe cake is known as a Japanese twist on a classic French pastry. This homemade crepe cake will impress you with its delicious taste and beautiful look. If you are looking for making a unique dessert with a frying pan over the stove. This cake is perfect for a holiday or get-together party. 

Matcha Crepe Cake Recipe

Matcha Crepe Cake Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

2287

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

So, how do I prepare the Matcha crepe cake recipe? It is a lot easier than it looks. Simple ingredients are needed for making this Matcha crepe cake. All you have to do is remember a few tips. 

Ingredients List for Crepe Cake

  • 1 cup of cake flour (not all-purpose flour) 

  • 2 tbsp matcha powder

  • 1 ¾ cup of whole milk

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 ½ tbsp melted butter

  • Vegetable oil

  • Ingredients for Fresh Whipped Cream
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream or heavy cream

  • Ingredients to Serve the Crepe Cake
  • 2 tsp matcha powder for dusting

  • Fresh whipped cream

Steps for making Matcha Crepe Cake

  • Organize all the ingredients: Try to organize all the ingredients in one place before making the matcha crepe cake recipe. By doing this you can easily follow all the instructions of this cake recipe. 
    Organize all the ingredients
  • Make the crepe cake batter: In a saucepan combine milk and sugar. Then heat the milk until it is warm to the touch. Then in a mixing bowl beat 3 large eggs. Then slowly add the warm milk and melted butter to the mixer. Continue whisking while adding milk and butter. 
    Make the crepe cake batter
  • Add dry ingredients into the batter: Now place a fine-mesh sieve over the mixing bowl and gradually add cake flour, baking powder, and matcha powder. Then divide the dry ingredients into two parts and shift half part into the batter. To combine wet, and dry ingredients whisk them together continuously. Then shift the leftover dry ingredients into the batter and whisk them nicely so that no lump can exist in the batter. 
  • Refrigerate the cake batter: Before refrigerating the batter to get a smooth batter set a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the cake batter. By doing this you will get a smooth texture batter without any lumps. Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep them inside the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
    Refrigerate the cake batter
  • Cook the crepe: Heat a 10 to 12-inch non-stick frying pan on low heat. Brush oil on the pan and remove excess oil with a paper towel. Now, pour the batter enough to cover the bottom of the frying pan. Take time and slowly swirl the crepe batter with the pan. Without touching cook the crepe for about 2 minutes. After 1 minute of cooking flip the crepe using a spatula, chopstick, or hand. Continue this cooking process until all the crepe batter is used. 
    Cook the crepe
  •  Make the whipped cream: In a large bowl with water add some ice cubes and set one small bowl on top. Then add 1 cup of heavy cream and start whisking the cream at a lower speed. Once bubbles are coming, you need to add granulated sugar slowly. Whip the cream until stiff. 
    Make the crepe cake batter
  •  Assemble the crepe cake: Prepare two long parchment paper strips on a rotating cake stand or a working surface. These strips will use as the first layer of crepe. Now place the larger crepe and this will be the top layer of the cake. Then put cream and spread all around the crepe, leaving the outer 1 ½ inch. After spreading cream place another crepe on top and again spread whipped cream, leaving the outer by ½ inch. Continue the whole process until place your last crepe on the top. 
    Assemble the crepe cake
  • Transfer the crepe cake into the shallow dish: Now, prepare a round curve shape shallow dish and place plastic wrap on top. Then transfer the crepe into the middle of that shallow dish and remove the strips. 
    Transfer the crepe cake into the shallow dish
  • Wrap the crepe with plastic wrap: Wrap the crepe with plastic wrap and secure the wrap with a clip. Then refrigerate the crepe for 2 hours to 3 hours until the crepe cake is set. 
    Make the crepe cake batter
  • Serve the crepe cake: After 2 hours take out your cake from the refrigerator and remove the wrap and flip your serving platter. Then to decorate the cake dust some matcha powder over the crepe cake. Then cut the cake into small pieces and enjoy them with your close ones. Put some whipped cream at the side of the cake and also dust some matcha powder over the cream. 
    Serve The crepe cake

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Notes

  • Use cold heavy cream to whip the cream. Because cold whip cream is easy to whip up, and cold cream can hold its shape while frosting.  
  • Avoid using bread flour and plain/all-purpose flour for making this crepe cake. Because this flour will make your cake rubbery. Only use cake flour for this crepe cake recipe. 
  • Don’t over-mix or over stir the cake batter, otherwise, your cake batter will get a rubbery texture. 
  • Don’t overheat the pan, too hot a pan will end up your crepe too fast and you will not swirl the batter into a thin layer. 
  • Make sure to remove the air pockets of the plastic wrap that you place on the top of the shallow dish. 

Health Benefit of Matcha Crepe Cake

Matcha crepe cake will give your skin a boost, because matcha powder is rich in antioxidants which are great for boosting skin, protecting cells from damage, and reducing the risk of chronic disease. 

This crepe cake will smooth your weight loss journey. The matcha powder of this cake will fight the extra fat in your body. 

Matcha is a healthy ingredient in this cake that will boost your total brain function. 

Matcha contains nutrition from the entire tea leaf that helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and protect life from different viruses. 

Tips to Make a Perfect Matcha Crepe Cake

Use good quality matcha powder – To make a perfect matcha crepe cake try to use a high-quality matcha powder. 

Rest the cake batter – Make sure to keep the batter rest for a few hours because it allows the gluten to relax. If you don’t rest the batter for a long time your crepe will be rubbery due to gluten development. 

Heat the pan on low heat – To avoid hot spots on the pan, try to heat your frying pan on low heat. 

Use two frying pans – To make a perfectly round crepe cake you need to make a large crepe for the top layer of the crepe cake. A large crepe will help to wrap the outer edge of the crepe cake. So use two frying pans one larger than the others for making the different shapes of crepe. 

Use a shallow bowl or round deep plate – To give your cake a nice curve shape you must use a shallow bowl or a round deep plate. 

The Downside of Matcha Crepe Cake

Matcha powder contains caffeine and always be careful about consuming caffeine. Because too much caffeine consumption may lead to different side effects including irritation, insomnia, and loss of appetite. 

Although the crepe cake recipe is time-consuming, this cake is healthy enough that you should give it a try this recipe at home. 

This matcha crepe cake may increase your stomach acid. So, you should avoid eating this matcha cake on an empty stomach. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is caffeine in matcha? 

Yes, matcha contains caffeine. So, be careful about using the amount of matcha powder. 

How to customize the matcha crepe cake recipe? 

In many different ways you can customize this cake recipe, for example, you can use different fillings, toppings, or flavors. For topping and making the cake healthier, you can use different fruits like strawberry, mango, orange, blueberries, and other fruits as you desire. 

If you don’t like matcha powder, replace it with cocoa powder, fruit powder, or vanilla extract. 

To make a chocolate matcha crepe cake, add cocoa powder to this cake recipe. You can also add white or dark chocolate to this cake recipe. 

Can you freeze a crepe cake? 

No, I don’t like to recommend freezing a crepe cake. Because crepes are very thin so they will dry out quickly in the freezer or fridge. So if you keep the cake inside the fridge for too long, the texture of the cake will change. 

How to make thinner crepes? 

Strain your crepe batter with a fine-meshed sieve. By doing this no large chunks will exist in the batter. Large chunks will make your crepe lumpy or thick. 

For taking the perfect amount of batter using a measuring cup for making each crepe. A perfect amount of batter will give your crepe a perfectly consistent thickness. To give the same thickness throughout the crepe you need to swirl the pan slowly. 

How long does crepe cake last?

Matcha crepe cake will last for up to 2 to 3 days if you store them in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Can I store crepe cake at room temperature? 

No, you cannot store crepe cake at room temperature. Because at room temperature the crème of the cake will melt and the layer of the cake will slide off. 

Nutrition Information

Serving1
Calories2287
Fiber3g
Fat39g
Potassium1072
Iron11mg
Protein71g
Sodium702mg
Calcium855mg
Sugar94g
Carbohydrates191g
Cholesterol971mg
Vitamin A7416IU
Vitamin C1 mg

Final Verdict

If you give a try today’s matcha crepe cake recipe make sure you leave a comment down below. I would love to know about the taste of your cake. Don’t forget to pin the image of your cake. 

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