Crepe Cake with BAILEYS Coffee Creamer Chocolate Ganache {Whole Wheat}

This crepe cake is made with whole wheat flour to keep it lighter. This impressive dessert is A LOT easier than you might think!

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One. Pound. Of. Chocolate

Just throwing that out there.

If you’re Friday morning wasn’t going so well, you’re welcome.

And, if it was, methinks it’s about to get even better.

You’re welcome, the sequel.

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Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, I have another thought for you:

BAILEYS  Coffee Creamer Irish Cream.  WITH 1 pound of chocolate.

BUT WAIT! There’s more!

If you make this cake, we’ll also include some crepes and coffee.

Which are breakfast items.

Are you reconsidering that bowl of oatmeal and cup ‘O Joe?

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If not? More for me.

You guys, this cake may be the most decadent thing that I have ever shared with you here on FFF….it may also be the most epic-ally delicious.

I have been wanting to make a crepe cake for a loooooong time.  I first saw one at IHOP (you know my love for that place) and knew that one also needed to happen in the FFF Kitchen.

When BAILEYS  Coffee Creamers gave me the chance to try their new flavours, I knew this was the perfect opportunity.

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We tried both the “Chocolatini” and “Cinnamon Dolce” flavours, and we basically wanted to drink them straight up.  Our mornings have consisted of a LITTLE bit of coffee with our creamer. So.Much.Win.

Then, I went to the store to buy some more (sidenote: POETRY!) and all the new flavours were GONE.  I cry.

Clearly, everyone else had also discovered the yum, and had been having the same mornings.

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So, I altered my plans and used some of the classic Irish Cream flavour, but I think the Chocolatini would also be ah-may-zing if you are a lucky-pants person enough to find it.

I mean, what’s better than chocolate?

MORE CHOCOLATE. ALL the chocolate.

I’ll calm down.

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A few fun facts about this cake:

  1. You should totally make it right before a party that requires you to dress up.  Your costume? The monster from the chocolate lagoon.

Original AND delicious. DOUBLE THREAT.

Seriously though, when I made this, both my kitchen and I were COVERED in chocolate.

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I also can’t confirm or deny that I caught my dog licking the WALLS.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my dog is about a foot tall.  How I got it down there, I’ll never know.

But, I’m going with magic.  It makes me feel like less of a messy human.

  1. Contrary to what this beauty looks like, it’s actually purdy easy.

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Now, I cannot tell a lie because my Momma taught me not to, so I can’t tell you that it isn’t time consuming.  HOW-EV-ER, it just requires you to make some crepes and then stand around, watch TV, spread chocolate all over said crepes, and then stack ‘em up.

Like a foodie Jenga. FUN.

I also highly encourage licking the spatula clean between each layer.  It spreads easier that way.

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Or something like that. You understand.

The final point:

  1.  It’s like dessert for breakfast OR breakfast for dessert.

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Move over Brinner because Bressert is coming to a face near you.

4.8 from 5 reviews
baileys crepe cake
 
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Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • For the crepes:
  • 2 Cups Whole wheat pastry flour (8oz)
  • 2 Cups BAILEYS Coffee Creamer Original Irish Cream Flavour
  • 1 Cup Strong, brewed coffee
  • 4 tsp Olive oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • For the Ganache: *
  • 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp Heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ Cup BAILEYS Coffee Creamer Original Irish Cream Flavour
  • 3 Tbsp Light corn syrup
  • 18 Oz Semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Coffee beans, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all the crepe ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and combined. Place the crepe batter into the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  2. In a large sauce pan, combine the whipping cream, ¾ cup BAILEYS Coffee Creamer and light corn syrup over medium heat. Bring the mixture to just boiling and remove from heat.
  3. Add in the chopped chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds. Then, whisk the chocolate until totally smooth and melted.
  4. Pour the ganache into a large bowl and refrigerate until solid throughout, about 3 hours.
  5. After the batter has chilled for one hour, spray a crepe pan (or small pan) with cooking spray and heat on medium heat.
  6. Using a scant ¼ cup scoop the batter into the pan and tilt with a circular motion so that the batter coats the pan evenly.
  7. Cook the crepe until the edges begin to go golden brown and lift away from the sides of the pan. Use a thin spatula to lift the side of the crepe of the pan, and then quickly flip the crepe with your fingers and cook for an additional 30 seconds. 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 until the ganache is ready.
  8. Once the ganache is solid throughout, beat it with an electric hand mixer until it turns lighter in color and is soft and fluffy.
  9. To assemble the cake:
  10. Place one crepe down onto a plate. Drop a heaping Tbsp of whipped ganache on top and spread out very thinly to cover the whole crepe (an offset spatula will help you out A LOT here!) Add another crepe on top and repeat until you get to the last crepe **
  11. Add another 2 Tbsp of ganache onto the top of the cake and smooth out. Then spread some of the whipped ganache over the sides of the cake until you can no longer see the edges of the crepe, and it is smooth and even.
  12. Place the cake back into the refrigerator until the ganache is set, about 30 minutes.
  13. While the cake sets, place the remaining ganache back into the microwave for 10-20 seconds until it is just melted, you don't want it too hot. Pour it into a liquid measuring cup and let it stand and come to room temperature until the first layer of ganache sets.
  14. One the first layer is set, place the cake on a cooling rack set over top of a parchment lined baking sheet. Pour the ganache over (if you make the whole batch of ganache, start by pouring only half) the cake, letting it drip down the sides.
  15. Smooth the ganache out over the whole cake. Garnish with coffee beans if desired and place back into the refrigerator until ready to serve! ***
Notes
* I made the full batch and had a fair bit of ganache last over, so you can EASILY get away with about ¾ of the recipe. However, if you are new to ganache it could be a good idea to make it all so you have extra to spread over the cake. Ganache does refrigerate VERY well for a VERY long time and is nice to have to heat up and pour over all the things :)
**If some of the crepes are a lot bigger than the others, just pull a little bit of the sides off. It's ok if they aren't totally perfect, as you are going to cover all the sides with chocolate.
*** Cake can be covered and made a day ahead if desired.

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GUESS WHAT? There’s still more! Now you can make your own crepe cake, because BAILEYS Creamers is being TOTALLY rad and is going to send one lucky winner a pack of coupons to try the creamers themselves! Trust me, you guys are gonna love these!

Entry is supa simple! Just use the widget below. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. says

    This cake is gorgeous! Ive never made a crepe cake but this looks like something local here called Smith Island Cake which is actually a million cake layers, not crepes. And extra chocolate ganache? Oh darn. Have a good weekend Taylor!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      A million cake layers would also be crazy! You must try a crepe cake. Yes, time consuming, but pretty easy and SO WORTH IT!
      I am glad you’re not hating on some extra chocolate ;) Thanks so much Bri! I hope you have a great one too!

  2. says

    :shock::shock: … I really am speechless. You’re right about epic, girl. This cake looks friggin’ amazing! A crepe cake has been on my to-make list for a few years now, but I always thought it was super hard so I kept putting it off. Glad to hear that it’s not. Pinning! :D

    • Taylor Kiser says

      HAHA how did you get those smileys! I NEED THEM in my life!
      It really isn’t at all! BUT, you do need a little ( a lot) of time…but it’s so worth it! Thanks gorgeous! Happy weekend! :D

  3. says

    Wow! I am so impressed with the cake, Taylor! I’ve never heard of a crepe cake before, but now I’m SO intrigued. All those layers with chocolate ganache sounds out-of-this-world amazing! This is definitely making my Friday way better. Pinned!

  4. says

    Every Friday should be coupled with a pound of chocolate! UGH that cake is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in ages….I’ve always thought crepe cakes were insurmountable tasks, but I’m feeling like I should really put my sissy to the side and just dive right into the beautiful land of crepe layers. That frosting? Stop it. I want to bury my face in this cake.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I thought they were too, until I made one!
      Definitely put on your big girl panties and dive in girlfriend, you won’t regret it! Thanks for daaaa loveee! :D

  5. says

    Oh wow T, that is a lot of chocolate indeed – and I’m so not complaining about it. And I’m complaining either about the added booze (Ha!)
    BTW what an awesome giant crepe cake you’ve got there (and the pictures look killer as well!)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank so much Katie! :D
      I am SO glad I am not the only chocolate covered blogger! I wish we could have a messy, baking day together!!

  6. says

    I have cotton mouth because I read your entire post with my mouth agape! I am just restraining myself from hitting footing it to the kitchen to try this! I am astounded and excited! I am just working in a post about some unusual cakes I made recently and I feel like scrapping the post! I love this! This looks amazing! Your photography is insane!

    On a different note! I never thought I would meet another FFF but I have! Happy dance.

    I call my kitchen the FFF flab (Food lab) :-)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      SO cool to meet another FFF! Yay for triple threat F’s!! :D
      and thank you SO much for the sweet words!! You just made my weekend. Girl, you gotta try a crepe cake, they are insanely GOOD! :D

  7. says

    Gahhh! The gorgeousness!!! I can’t handle it….and all that lovely chocolate is SO Friday-worthy.
    I’ll admit that I have always been a little hesitant to try crepe cakes because they look SO time-consuming and meticulous, but I think you just convinced me. I think I’m gonna tell the freshly-churned ice cream chilling in my freezer to move over and make way for this bee-yo-tiful cake. LOVE. :D Pinned!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      BETTER YET…Throw that Ice cream IN THE CAKE!
      OMG. how good would that be? Thanks girl! Have a great weekend

  8. Colleen says

    YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT CHOCOLATE!!!! And Baileys and crepes with all that chocolate, this looks absolutely AH-MA-ZING!!!! Your pics are gorgeous…..whhyyyyy do you live soooooo far away from me?????

    • Taylor Kiser says

      That cheesecake sounds divine! Baileys make everything better! Please let me know if you try it – thanks Lisabeth! :D

  9. says

    Oh my gosh, Taylor! This cake is absolutely stunning! I love all those layers and the Bailey’s!! Oh man, I have some memories with the alcoholic Bailey’s but the creamer sounds fabulous to use in my coffee or baked treats such as this stunner here!

  10. says

    This cake is gorgeous! I never attempted a crepe cake before, but since it has coffee, chocolate, crepes, I think I need this for breakfast ;)

  11. says

    HOW DID I MISS THIS!!!!!!! (sorry to yell, but I think in this case it is warranted).
    OMG (I never OMG but again, warranted) this looks like the perfect cake for my next dinner party, a dinner party for one that is :) Chocolate, Baileys, and a hint of breakfast food = happy Amy.
    Thanks for the recipe Taylor!
    PS. I don’t have a dog at my current house…guess I’ll have to lick the walls myself :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha! I rarely OMG, but I must say that I understand in the light of 1 lb of chocolate!
      Thanks so much Amy, I am so glad you like it…and I am sort of jealous that you get to lick your own walls! Haha!

  12. says

    Taaaaaayloooooor! Girl! This crepe cake is beyond amazing. It looks so beautiful, perfect, decadent, elegant…and damn, 1 pound of chocolate?! Be still my beating heart. You’ve totally outdone yourself. And these photos are absolutely gorgeous. If I had this cake for breakfast, I’d be an extremely happy woman.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha! Thank you SO much Nancy! When I get more in the vicinity we need a sushi date…followed up by face plant-ing into a crepe cake! 1 lb of chocolate, not optional! ;)

  13. says

    OMG!!! THIS IS GLORIOUS!!!! I have to try this immediately!!! I will most certainly link to you!!! So glad I stumbled upon you! Liked…Pinned and MAKING! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you SO SO SO much for all the sweet comments and pinning Mila, I hope you love it! Please let me know when you try it!

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