Friday, October 26, 2012

31 Layered French Crepe Cake for my Man


I love baking birthday cakes. They make the person feel so special and so does the cake get the attention too :) Baking according to the person's taste choice is another challenge. I have been baking cakes for everyone's birthday at my new home and this has automatically has set an expectation that the next cake has to be better and more exciting always.

 My man turned 31 a couple of days back I badly wanted to give him a big surprise since its the first birthday he celebrates as a husband ;) Browsed extensively, thought of baking something from the master chef Australia collection etc.. But with so much plans in head and an unexpected power cut, I was left in the dark but that's when I remembered Ria's cake and it saved me completely. Loved the simple recipe and all I had to do was on the stove, so managed to complete it in few hours even before my man came back home. All thanks to Ria :) Big hugs to you.

He was super excited about the surprise cake and was completely jaw dropped when he saw so many layers :) Got well paid with a big hug in return and all smiles :) He loved the cake and the effort behind it. It made his day special and we were happily flaunting about the 31 layered cake to all on phone :P and so did he had to reveal his age to all :P lol. 

I so wish I could have taken better pictures of the cake :( But wanted to keep it a surprise for my hubby so dint dare to take the cake out and do a shoot. Anyways managed with few clicks at the end. 



For the crepes:

All purpose flour (maida) - 2 1/2 cups
Eggs - 5
Milk - 2  cups
Water - 1 1/4 cups
Melted butter - 8 tblsp
Sugar - 7 tblsp
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp

For nutella ganache:

Nutella - 200 gms
Dark chocolate - 250 gms
Cream - 100 gms

Note: This measurement makes 32 crepes. Reduce or increase the quantity for the number of crepes you want to make. 



Blend all the ingredients for the crepe in a blender for 10 seconds. Check for lumps and blend again for few seconds. Chill the batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 

Heat a non stick skillet on low flame and butter the base. Pour 1 laddle full of batter in the center and swirl the pan to spread the batter evenly. Close with a lid and cook for 30 seconds and then flip it carefully and cook for another 10 seconds. Remove and allow it to cool on a cutting board. 

Similarly make as many number of pan cakes as you need. 

Nutella Ganache - 

Take nutella, cream and chopped chocolate in a bowl and double boil it until everything melts down and comes together. Spread a thin layer on top of the crepe and stack the next and so on. Once all the layers are stacked spread the remaining ganache on top and the sides and put it into the fridge for an hour atleast. Sprinkle some cocoa powder to decorate and cover the sides with a decorative chocolate lace :)


Having posted all the cakes that I baked for my family, I wanted to include a picture of the chocolate cake with strawberry butter cream cake that I baked for my sweet sister-in-law too.

Here you go.... The recipe of the chocolate cake is right here.


Written by: Nithya
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nice click and great effort :) would have been a greatest surprise :) i have asked u for baking class i am put up in chennai ! let me know the available dates ! Thanks in advance

Ria Mathew said...

Hey! That cake looks fab! Thanks for trying :)

Spice up the Curry said...

cake looks fantastic. very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

superb...... awesome!!!!!!!

ANU said...

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aditi said...

that is so wow

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow amazing idea....perfect it looks!! Belated bday wishes to ur man :))

Priya Sreeram said...

belated wishes to your better half nitya; i remember bookmarking this one from ria's space. looks a killer

Vijitha said...

Looks so good. Such a forgiving recipe. I had seen this Ria's blog sometime back and tried it. Quick and easy cake and a happy birthday to your husband.

Biny's Recipes said...

very artistic indeed..lovely

Anu said...

looks lovely

Turmeric n Spice said...

omg this looks exotic !! me loves this

Poornima Nair said...

I have this bookmarked too, should try it sometime. Looks fab!

Vidya said...

Cake looks so beautiful...Awesome!

Priya said...

Cake with loads of love, beautifully done Nithya,wish him my belated birthday wishes.

R.Amudha HariHaran said...

Beautifully done as usual

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wow that is called timing and innovation!!! cake made without oven, so many layers and so much effort!! kudos to you Nithya!!
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Srivalli said...

Ah that's awesome..the pictures are wonderful and you have done a beautiful job..I am sure your hubby loved it!..happy birthday to your hubby

Spandana said...

Just looks wow! Gorgeous Pics!
I cannot stop appreciating your patience :)

suhaina aji said...

Cake looks so perfect and really admire ur skills.

Yummy Mummy said...

Beautiful cake.....

Jyoti Babel said...

That is a beautiful cake.. I am sure he must have been very happy!

raaji said...

Definetely a man would be delighted with so many layers of his lady-love

M D said...

Damn beautiful! Belated wishes to your hubby!

Janani said...

so cute of u fir the wonderful surprise.Im sure the cake must have tasted heavenly it looks wonderful.

Janani said...

so cute of u fir the wonderful surprise.Im sure the cake must have tasted heavenly it looks wonderful.

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