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Lemon drizzle mille crêpe cake

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins plus 1 hr chilling


Serves 12

This stunning stacked crêpe cake is perfect for a special occasion. We love the combination of sweet pancakes and a sharp, creamy lemony filling

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal319
  • fat23g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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    For the pancakes

    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 large eggs
    • 300ml milk



      One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

    • 1 tbsp butter, melted, plus more for the pan



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    For the filling

    • 1 lemon, zested



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    • 250g mascarpone
    • 250ml double cream
    • 50g sugar



      Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

    For the drizzle

    • 115g caster sugar
    • 2 lemons, juiced



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


    1. Put the flour, eggs, milk, 1 tbsp melted butter and a pinch of salt in a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.

    2. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

    3. Set a frying pan or crêpe pan that has a base measurement of 15-16cm over a medium heat and, using kitchen paper, carefully wipe it with a little melted butter. When hot, cook each pancake for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go. You should end up with 12.

    4. For the filling, whisk together all the ingredients until semi whipped and still spreadable, the more you whisk it the harder it will be to spread on the pancakes. You can adjust the consistency by whisking more as you go along or loosening the mix by adding a little double cream.

    5. Layer the pancakes with 2-3 tbsp of the filling, spreading it evenly to the edges, alternating between filling and pancake, finishing with a layer of filling. Put in the fridge to set for 1 hr, or leave overnight.

    6. Meanwhile, make the drizzle to go on top. Boil together the sugar, lemon juice and 100ml water until the sugar has dissolved and you have a syrup, then set aside to cool.

    7. For a neater finish, trim the edges of the chilled crêpe cake with a sharp knife so you can see the layers, if you like. Drizzle over the lemon syrup and cut into slices to serve.

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    GiSora's picture
    8th Mar, 2020
    loved it!, didn't think that the lemon sugar concoction is needed but a squeeze of fresh lemon helps to elevate the freshness of the taste.
    23rd Feb, 2020
    I found that the proportions were completely wrong for this recipe - from making the batter to the cream to the lemon syrup. It is one of the most disappointing recipes on BBC Good Food which I normally use all the time and love. Only 7 crepes came out at first and then needed to make at least a third more creme mixture.
    9th Mar, 2019
    Delicious lemon cream filling, I used caster sugar - type not stated. Makes far too much lemon syrup.
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