Get your fork ready to dig into the rich and creamy layers of this pumpkin crepe cake. Light and fluffy pumpkin spice crepes layered with an irresistible cream cheese filling, this dessert is sure to wow your guests this season.
If you’ve ever seen a crepe cake and been too intimidated to try to make it, stick with me. I felt the same way, but if you take it one step at a time, you’ll see that it’s not too difficult to create this impressive looking dessert.
Pumpkin Crepe Cake for the Most Lucious Fall Dessert
Summoning all my pumpkin spice peeps for this one. Our time has arrived! The air is crisp, the leaves are rustling, and it’s time to unleash the pumpkin goodies!
You know I’m a sucker for layered desserts and all things pumpkin spice, so let’s combine the two. Is a crepe cake time consuming to make? Yes, it can be, but it’s not difficult. It’s actually somewhat therapeutic once you get into the swing of making the layers.
If you’re looking for a new fall dessert to make this season, definitely give this pumpkin crepe cake a save. I mean, just look at that filling — how can you resist?
Reasons You’ll Love Pumpkin Spice Crepe Cake
- Fall Flavor: Pumpkin spice and cream cheese are two fall signature flavors if you ask me.
- Tempting Textures: The soft, delicate crepes with the rich and creamy filling, create an irresistible texture with each bite.
- Awesome Appearance: The layered look of this cake is pretty and sure to start some convos amongst your guests.
- Totally Tweakable: This recipe is easy to change if you want different flavors or colors.
Pumpkin Spice Crepe Cake Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this pumpkin cake dessert recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Butter (for the Crepe Maker)
- Food Coloring Gel (Orange)
- Cream Cheese (softened)
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Powdered Sugar
Pumpkin Spice Layered Crepe Cake Steps
Making the Crepes:
Whisking the Wet Ingredients:
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Whisk them together until the mixture is light and smooth.
Add a few drops of the orange food coloring gel to the mixture and stir well.
Incorporating the Dry Ingredients:
Gradually add the flour and pumpkin pie spice to the wet mixture. Continue whisking until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
Resting the Batter:
Allow the batter to sit undisturbed for about 20 minutes. It’s natural for bubbles to form on the surface during this time.
Cooking the Crepes:
Preheat your crepe maker to its low setting. Once hot, melt a tablespoon of butter on its non-stick surface.
Pour 1/4 cup of the crepe batter onto the crepe maker, spreading it thinly using the crepe maker tools or the back of a spoon.
Cook the crepe for approximately 3 minutes, then flip it over and cook for an additional minute.
Transfer the cooked crepe to a plate or parchment paper. Repeat this process until all the batter is used up.
Whipping Up the Filling:
In the bowl of a
Sweetening the Mix:
Add sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla to the bowl. Blend until the mixture is uniformly smooth.
Transfer the filling to the refrigerator to keep it cool while you prepare the crepes.
Assembling the Crepe Cake:
Lay a crepe flat on your serving dish. Spread approximately 2 tablespoons of the filling evenly over its surface.
Place another crepe on top and repeat the process. Continue layering until all the crepes are stacked, resembling a cake.
Once assembled, your Pumpkin Crepe Cake is ready to be enjoyed!
Slice, serve, and soak in the delightful fusion of flavors and textures.
Feel free to top with a dusting of powdered sugar if you’d like.
What to Serve with Pumpkin Crepe Cake
If you’re looking for more fall goodies to serve on a dessert table, you’ve come to the right place.
Pumpkin Squares: If you want a more traditional pumpkin cake, my aunt’s famous pumpkin squares are always a top request in my family.
Pumpkin Pie Slab: Even more traditional, you can go with a whole pie. This pumpkin pie slab is ideal for larger crowds since you get more slices than an average pie.
Pumpkin Spice Latte: Every party needs a coffee station, so why not make a big batch of pumpkin spice lattes?
PSL Trifle: For another layered dessert option, you can make this pumpkin spice latte trifle, which is always a crowd pleaser.
Large Mixing Bowl: For mixing the crepe batter and filling ingredients.
Whisk: Essential for ensuring a smooth batter.
Crepe Maker or Non-Stick Skillet: To cook the crepes evenly. If you don’t have a crepe maker, a good non-stick skillet will work.
Crepe Spreader & Spatula (if using a crepe maker): Helps in spreading the batter thinly and evenly, and for flipping the crepes.
Measuring Cups & Spoons: For accurate measurements of ingredients.
Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer: Useful for achieving a smooth and creamy consistency for the filling, especially when mixing cream cheese.
Rubber Spatula: Helps in scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are well-incorporated.
Parchment Paper: To place the cooked crepes on, preventing them from sticking to each other.
Palette Knife or Offset Spatula: Useful for spreading the filling evenly between the crepe layers.
Serving Plate or Cake Stand: For serving the crepe cake.
Store any leftover crepe cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If made in advance, store crepes and filling separately and assemble before serving.
Recipe Notes and FAQ
- Batter Consistency: The crepe batter should be thinner than pancake batter. If it’s too thick, add a little more milk to achieve the right consistency.
- Filling Thickness: Adjust the amount of filling between layers based on your preference. Some might prefer a thicker layer, while others might opt for a lighter touch.
- Spices: Feel free to adjust the amount of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon based on your taste preference.
Why is my crepe batter lumpy?
Lumps can form if the wet and dry ingredients aren’t mixed properly. Make sure you whisk it thoroughly, or consider using a blender for a smoother batter.
Can I add other fillings or toppings?
Definitely! Feel free to get creative. Fresh fruits, chocolate chips, or even a drizzle of caramel can be tasty additions.
Are crepe cakes worth the work?
In my opinion, crepe cakes are definitely worth the work. Of course, this is a personal preference. Many people may prefer the flavor and texture of cake over crepes. The only way to know is to try it out!
- 1 cup flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Orange food coloring gel
- 2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl until smooth.
- Stir in orange food coloring, then add flour and pumpkin pie spice; mix until lump-free.
- Let batter rest 20 minutes.
- Heat crepe maker on low, melt butter, then pour 1/4 cup batter, spreading thinly.
- Cook crepe 3 minutes, flip, cook 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Mix cream cheese and whipping cream in a stand mixer until creamy.
- Blend in sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Chill until use.
- Spread 2 tablespoons filling on a crepe.
- Layer another crepe on top. Repeat.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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