Yesterday, I celebrated another birthday and it was a nice low key day. My husband made me pancakes for breakfast, I did some shopping and we finished the day with a movie, cupcakes and champagne. Not too shabby, I think. John even cooperated and we had a fun day together.
Of course, I couldn’t go without making myself something indulgent for my special day. Birthdays do only come around once a year, after all!
Several years ago I made a crepe cake for my birthday and loved it. I had planned to make one again this year and just update the post with some new pictures, but then I decided I wanted to make this one with a chocolate filling. So now this site has two crepe cakes, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. There’s one for you vanilla lovers, and this rich chocolaty one for those of us who can’t get enough chocolate.
Whipped chocolate ganache (or soft ganache) is like traditional ganache, only with a much higher ratio of heavy cream. You chill it completely and then whip it like you would whipped cream. It gets light and fluffy and completely irresistible.
If you’re worried that it’s too much chocolate between those thin crepes, it’s not. It’s the perfect amount of OMG, I’ve died and gone to chocolate heaven. This cake tastes like the most incredible crepe breakfast you’ve ever had, only it feels a little more right eating it for dessert.
My husband casually mentioned something about nutella while we enjoyed this cake and I couldn’t believe I didn’t think of it myself. Next time I’ll try folding some into the ganache to really make it just like the crepes I like to have for breakfast. Some sliced bananas or a handful of fresh raspberries would make it even more perfect, if that’s possible.
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