This indulgent maple crepe cake is layered with maple buttercream frosting, homemade maple pecan pralines, and covered with a maple white chocolate ganache glaze. It makes a show stopping dessert that is sure to impress any maple syrup lover.
When I was about seven years old, my best friend at the time moved about a few hours away from where we grew up. You can imagine how devastating it was to both of us since we were like two peas in a pod — and like any other kids our age, we made a pact to keep in touch no matter what. During summer vacation that year, her family even invited me to stay over for the night.
We had the best time that day and played, chatted and finally zonked out way past our bedtime. We probably would have slept until noon the next day if it wasn’t for the MOST amazing smell coming from the kitchen.
My friend’s mom was making pancakes for us in the morning and even though she’s made them for us in the past, there was just something so very special about this batch.
Since it was such a happy reunion for us, she said she added tons of extra love plus a touch of maple syrup to the batter.
Well I can’t say that I remember how many pancakes I hae that morning but I do know that they were the best tasting pancakes I had ever had.
Sadly, we did end up losing touch over the years since both of our families ended up moving away even further.
But now anytime I sit down to a plateful of anything filled with maple syrup-y goodness, I always think about my dear friend and that last special breakfast we shared ♥
So you can imagine how delighted I was when PURE Infused sent over 5 bottles of their maple syrup for me to try in order to share a recipe since it immediately brought back such wonderful memories.
Straight from breathtaking Nova Scotia, they created the following unique flavours that are all natural:
- Vanilla, Cinnamon, Star Anise
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves
- Lavender & Chai
- Ginger, & Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chipotle & Lemongrass
I decided to use the Lavender and Chai Maple Syrup since I am a fan of both flavors. It’s a beautiful combination with a touch of floral and a little spice which worked beautifully for the special breakfast dish that I had in mind.
Instead of pancakes, I decided to make crepes for a crepe cake which has been on my baking bucket list for the longest time so I’m glad I finally took the plunge.
If you’ve never made a crepe cake, I assure you, it’s really not too hard. It does HOWEVER take quite a bit of time to make all the layers and assemble them. The results are totally worth it though when you end up with an epic dessert waiting for you.
I used a basic crepe recipe where each layer is filled with Maple Buttercream along with homemade Maple Pecan Pralines sprinkled in every other layer for a sweet crunchy goodness.
Finally, a sea of rich Maple White Chocolate Ganache is poured on top with another splash of Maple Pecan Pralines and a dusting of powdered sugar.
This crepe cake packs a whole lot of maple syrup in the batter, frosting, pralines and ganache making it an absolute maple lover’s dream.
It makes an impressive dessert and will be perfect for a special brunch.
And if you don’t feel like making a crepe cake, you can still enjoy all the maple syrup-y goodness and just make the crepes without stacking them. Just fill each one with some frosting along with the crunchy pecan pralines and pour on some of the incredibly addictive maple white chocolate ganache.
The maple white chocolate ganache alone is enough to make you weak in the knees. It took all my might not to eat it straight up by the spoonful but I certainly won’t judge if you do 🙂
So rich, decadent and full of comforting maple flavors and special enough for breakfast, brunch or dessert ♥
Disclaimer: I received free product for testing from Pure Infused Maple Syrup for recipe development. All opinions are my own.
Check out PURE Infused’s website for more information about their maple syrup.
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