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Maple Pecan Praline Crepe Cake

This indulgent maple syrup crepe cake is layered with maple buttercream frosting, maple pecan pralines, and covered with maple white chocolate ganache. It makes a show-stopping dessert that is sure to impress any maple syrup lover.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword crepe cake, maple dessert
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 3 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 26 servings
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients

Maple Crepes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Lavender Chai Pure Infused Maple Syrup can substitute with regular maple syrup
  • butter for coating the pan

Maple Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Lavender Chai Pure Infused Maple Syrup can substitute with regular maple syrup
  • 2-1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream cold

Maple Pecan Pralines:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Lavender Chai Pure Infused Maple Syrup can substitute with regular maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Maple White Chocolate Ganache:

  • 4 ounces white chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Lavender Chai Pure Infused Maple Syrup can substitute with regular maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Topping:

  • maple pecan pralines
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

Prepare the Crepes:

  1. Place all crepe ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until completely smooth. Pour the batter into a large bowl with a cover to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  2. While the crepe batter chills, prepare the pralines: Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Combine the cream, butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan. Stir until well mixed. Cook over medium heat, gently swishing the pan around every few minutes, but do not stir. Heat until mixture gets very thick, about 7-10 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat and let the mixture stand for about a minute or two. Stir in pecans.
  4. Drop small spoonfuls of mixture onto parchment. Sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool until harden for a few hours or overnight. Chop or break into small pieces.

Cook the Crepes:

  1. Heat a lightly-greased small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and tilt with a circular motion so that the batter coats the pan evenly. Cook the crepe until the edges begin to turn lightly golden brown and lift away from the sides of the pan, about 1-2 minutes for the very first crepe (the rest of the crepes cook faster about 30 seconds to 1 minute).

  2. Flip the crepe and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place the cooked crepe onto a plate and repeat until all the batter is gone, stacking the crepes on the plate. Place the cooked crepes into the refrigerator to cool for at least 1 hour. You can make the crepes a day before assembling the cake.

Make the Maple Frosting:

  1. Beat the softened butter and cream cheese together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add in the maple syrup and beat until well combined.

  2. Turn mixer to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar until well combined. Slowly add 1 tablespoon or less of heavy cream as needed to reach desired consistency. Add in more powdered sugar as needed. Beat the frosting on high speed until it is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Place into the refrigerator until ready to use.

Make the Maple Ganache:

  1. Place finely chopped chocolate in a small heatproof bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat cream just to a simmer.
  3. Remove from heat and immediately pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and allow to stand for about 10 seconds. Stir the ganache until smooth. If all the white chocolate has not melted then place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds.

  4. Using the same saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Combine syrup and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and allow to thicken for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Pour into the white chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Allow the ganache to cool until it reaches the desired consistency.

To Assemble:

  1. Place one crepe down on a plate. Drop 1-1/2 - 2 tablespoons of the maple frosting on top. Use an off-set spatula to spread the frosting out over the whole crepe in a thin layer. Gently place another crepe on top.

  2. Drop another 2 tablespoons of the frosting and this time, sprinkle with 1-2 teaspoons of the chopped maple pecan pralines and place another crepe on top, gently pressing to adhere the crepes together. Repeat these steps until you get to the last crepe.

Top with Ganache:

  1. Pour the maple ganache over the top of the cake and sprinkle with more of the maple pecan pralines. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight to allow the cake to set.
  2. Ganache can also be poured on the cold cake, before serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar prior to serving if desired.

Recipe Notes

*You can make all the components separately in advance to save time br]
Alternatively, if you do not want to stack the crepes for a cake, just fill each crepe evenly with the cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of maple pecan pralines. Fold into quarters and serve with white chocolate ganache poured on top and another sprinkle of maple pecan pralines.

Crepe recipe from [Alton Brown

Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Praline Crepe Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 111mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 3.9%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.