Chocolate nutella crepe cake

I'd resigned myself to not being able to cook or bake from scratch for a very very long time.

Then, just as suddenly as the sleep regression started (more on than another time), Alexander started napping again. For at least one hour each time. The first time it happened, I just couldn't believe it and spent the hour staring at the baby monitor. The second time, I rushed to get a shower, make lunch, water the plants, feed the dog, do the laundry, mopped the floor....he's still asleep! When it become apparent this was a new routine for bub (yay for me!), I decided I would make full use of his precious nap time and make something a little bit special.

So I made this:
(Mini) chocolate nutella crepe cake with toasted walnuts
This crepe cake is not exactly difficult to make but it was pretty time consuming and took me over 3 baby nap times to make from start to finish.  I made them mini sized using a tiny 10 cm pan. If you wish to make it a regular sized cake, simply triple the recipe below and use a 28cm pan to make your crepes.

Chocolate nutella crepe cake with toasted walnuts (makes two 10-cm sized cakes)

Ingredients

1 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 eggs
80g milk chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup cream
nutella
Handful of walnuts

Instructions

1. Place flour, milk, sugar and eggs in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.

2. Grease 10cm pan (I use canola spray) and place over medium heat. Pour in 1 tablespoon of batter and swirl to cover pan in thin film. Cook crepe for about 1 minute then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden.

3. Transfer crepe to a plate lined with baking paper and repeat with remaining batter, separating each crepe with baking paper.

4.  Place one crepe on a plate and spread a thin layer of nutella on. Repeat layering until all crêpes are used, finishing with a crêpe on top.

5. Combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Set aside at room temperature to cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache is thick and spreadable.

6. Heat walnuts in a fyring pan over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, making sure to toss regularly to prevent burning. Once they start to brown or smell toasted, remove from heat. Chop into small pieces.

7.  Heat crepe cake in 180 degrees celsius over for 8 minutes until just warm, then transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle chocolate ganache over and top with walnuts.

(This recipe is available in a printer friendly version here).

45 Responses to Chocolate nutella crepe cake

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Omigosh that looks heavenly Trishie! Yay to Alexander napping again :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ice Pandora said...

Ugh this totally make me drool
instantly! You should make the 4
image of pouring the sauce into
a gif. image :P
Anyway thanks for the recipe!
Xx

Anouka said...

Oh this looks so delicious! I had crepes for lunch today and I am going to post about it tomorrow ;)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh, this looks so good! I really like your photos as well. I could tear into a stack of these right now ;)

Sam said...

These look like they are out of a restaurant, absolutely divine. Glad to hear his sleeping patterns are starting to settle.

Liv Lundelius said...

Amazing! Fingers crossed he keeps at the new routine and you get a bit of play, rest, and baking time!
You were born to be the worlds best pastry chef...slash blogger :)

Stephanie said...

OH MY GOD! I am a pancakeaholic! Or should I say crepeaholic!?! This is a must try for me :) I'll see if I can make a gluten free version

xo Stephanie

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous!

Aren't naps amazing?

Tina Bradley said...

Oh, Trishie! This looks so yummy! My youngest son, Patrick, never napped and slept only four hours a night. Needless to say, I was one tired Mommy for a few years! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

That's sooo yummy!! I'll probably finish eating that in less than 5min. haha, it's really delicious. :) Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe!

Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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Pamela RG said...

Oh wow! That looks so delicious!

My Garden Diaries said...

OH MY YUMMINESS friend! This looks like a complete dream to me!!! What a creation friend! This one is getting made asap!!!! I am so happy for you that your little man is sleeping!!! It makes such a difference in what you can do during the day...ENJOY!!! Nic xoxo

Harija said...

Looks yummy

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burntfeather said...

oh gosh why you have to be so cruel *kid kid!* I'm happy you're getting an extra hour in the day, I imagine it would be much needed :)

Rose said...

Tried making pancakes before but ended up as crepe. Haha. Indeed not hard to made. Next time must try with chocolate nutella. I love chocolate nutella spread.

Ananka said...

This looks so tasty! The nuts on top are just a perfect addition.

I'm lactose intolerant, so would have to slightly change the recipe! Thank goodness for soya milk and coconut milk! And dairy free alternatives to Nutella :-)

Chrissie said...

Yum! That is the best use of nap time that I have ever seen - forget the laundry and other chores! More scrumptious recipes! Chrissie x

Sharlynn Ng said...

Mouth watering! I totally need a stack right now with maple syrup dripping down like a fountain! My boyfriend and I have planned for a few months now to make pancakes but we just some how haven't gotten around to it! We managed to bake a lot in december though, I guess that's made up for it! Great recipe! I love nutella!

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Thumbs up for your effort, I got really overwhelming when baby napped. Just so much to do in so little time but you could achieve this delicious crepe cake. It looks so good and light.

Jane said...

oh my gosh that looks so good! yay for sleeping alexander!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

that looks so tasty. yum.

Anne Hill said...

Yummm!!! These look so good! I've gotta pin them asap! Oh it's amazing what you can get done when baby actually naps, huh?!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I think you are really quite productive when the baby naps! These chocolate crepes look like a yummy way to treat yourself. I haven't had crepes in forever!

Laura said...

Damn girl, you seduce us all! That is such a yummy post, looks like you're a fab cook ;-) Feel free to check out my blog, xoxo
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Hannapat said...

Oh dear how I remember the days when sleep suddenly reduced and became less frequent. It is such a mad rush and all of a sudden it feels like your living in fast forward. I do feel for you and all I can say is just go with it as it only gets less from here on out, but it also becomes a little more fun. Sending you much love and those look delicious even although I am really NOT craving sugar right now. xoxo

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

OMG - Now I'm hungry - that looks fantastic! x

OtherMix said...

Looks good! Love the pictures too!

OtherMix said...

It looks good! I love the pictures too!

Sam said...

I really appreciate your feedback on my last post...Happy Friday!

oomph. said...

wow, does that look delish!!! and yay for naps! naps are a thing of the past for my kids!!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Look so yummy and cute crepe cake.
I love chocolate!

akiko

greenthumb said...

Looks so good,I think I would have had a sleep myself and left the baking. Have a great weekend.

Katrina Sophia said...

yum! thanks for sharing x

Katrina Sophia Blog

Pop Champagne said...

ohhh the cake looks so delicious!! lol nutella pretty much goes with anything bread like, except pizza. This post makes me drool!

Joyce Olson said...

Successful baking and Mothering!
Beautiful photos of these most delicious crepes!
Jemma

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

This looks heavenly. My husband will go crazy over this.

Lia Crystal said...

Wow, it´s such great recipe and meal. I looks soo delicious. :)
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Shirley Tay said...

I always have a bottle of Nutella at home. I know what to do with it from now :)

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Omg this looks divine!!! I could go for some of this right now!! Thanks for the recipe, girl!! And happy monday!!

Lauren said...

That looks so good!

michaelswoodcraft said...

oh wow, that looks delicious! :-)

Beauty Box said...

OMG - I wish I could eat my screen. These choccie crepes look divine...

JennLiew | Luminnej said...

This looks yummilicious!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

This post has be craving crepes big time! God, this looks so good....

Lovely Mom said...

I would love to have this for breakfast or dessert. surely looks delicious. :-)